Date: 30th October 2001

Bridget Jones’s Diary Video Breaks Records

This year so far, the 2001 smash-hit movie Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), starring Hugh Grant and Renée Zellweger, has broken UK records due to the massive demand on rental.

During the first week of release, it rented 800,000 copies, knocking last years film Gladiator (2000), off the top spot.

“The year in the life of "Singleton" Bridget Jones, a woman in her 30's living in the west-end of London with a career as a researcher in the television industry... she smokes 5277 cigarettes within the year, thinks she's hideously overweight, and she can't seem to find a stable boyfriend. But she's determined that all that will change…”