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

"Twilight" dawns on DVD with big bow

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

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

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

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