March 24, 2009 / 1:15 AM / in 9 years

"Twilight" dawns on DVD with big bow

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Twilight” is off to a bright start on shiny disc.

<p>Cast members Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart pose at the premiere of the movie "Twilight" at the Mann Village and Bruin theatres in Westwood, California November 17, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Summit Entertainment said more than 3 million DVDs of its teen vampire-romance title jumped off store shelves during its first day on sale. The first-day haul for “Twilight” came via an unusual Saturday launch as discs generally debut on Tuesdays.

The “Twilight” sales rank among the top five best-selling DVD titles of the past two years, executives at the closely held studio said. The big DVD tally follows an outsized theatrical run for the first in a planned trio of pictures based on the “Twilight” book series.

“Twilight” has earned $373 million at the worldwide box office since its debut last November.

Two “Twilight” sequels have been announced: “New Moon,” set to premiere November 20, and “Eclipse,” recently scheduled for a June 30, 2010, opening.

Editing by Dean Goodman at Reuters

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below