On its first day of release, the Twilight DVD sold 3 million copies, making it on of the top five selling DVDs of the last two years. MTV has this to say–
“Breaking Dawn” sold 1.3 million copies on just one memorable day. The movie adaptation of “Twilight” had a $70 million opening weekend in November. Now the juggernaut that is Stephenie Meyer’s vampire romance franchise has continued its dizzying streak of commercial hits with the film selling more than 3 million DVDs on the first day of its release, according to distributor Summit Entertainment.
In Salt Lake City, 2,500 devotees braved lines, while 2,000 attended in Los Angeles and 700 showed up in New York. Several “Twilight” actors made appearances at the events, including Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen), Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale), Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria) and Edi Gathegi (Laurent). Director Catherine Hardwicke held court in Dallas, even though she will not be helming the next film in the series, “New Moon.” Not in attendance, however, were the film’s biggest stars, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.