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Amazon has released a list of the best sellers from the online retailers this holiday season.

In the Amazon Video category, “Inside Out,” “Trainwreck,” and “Jurassic World” were the most popular. Among the physical movies, best sellers were “Minions,” “Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI,” and “Inside Out.”

No doubt the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was the major contributing factor for the original trilogy bundle selling so well. Both the mega-popular sci-fi series and “Jurassic World” most likely also benefited, both in theaters and now in DVD sales, from the wide gap between prior releases in the series.

Amazon also noted that their customers purchased enough copies of “Jurassic World” to equal the height of more than 2,700 Tyrannosaurus Rex.

In the video game world, “Call of Duty: Black Ops III,” “Fallout 4,” and “Star Wars Battlefront” were the front-runners.

Activision’s “Call of Duty” franchise is no stranger to being a top-selling game. The series has been a juggernaut in the holiday season since the release of “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” in November of 2007. “Star Wars Battlefront” is surely also getting a sizable bump just by having “Star Wars” in the title.

Amazon also saw holiday success with its own products. The Amazon original series “The Man in the High Castle” was the most watched TV season ever on Prime Video, and the Amazon Fire tablet was the best-selling, most gifted and most wished for product available on Amazon.com.

The company also boasted more than 3 million members joining their Amazon Prime service in the third week of December. Whether those who joined will re-up after their free month or were just frantic, last-minute shoppers looking for better shipping options remains to be seen.

Amazon is also helping promote the newest Jack Black movie “Kung Fu Panda 3” by offering a free digital HD copy of the original “Kung Fu Panda,” with the purchase of an eligible item between now and Jan. 1.

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