TWILIGHT DVD Sells Over 3 Million Copies on Its Release Date
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Written by Matt Goldberg
In what should serve as a shock to absolutely no one, the DVD sales of "Twlight" have eclipsed three million. In one day. Summit wisely released the film on Saturday so that middle-aged mothers wouldn't pull their tween daughters out of school on Tuesday to go pick up the disc with all the lesser films that come out on that date. This way, everyone wins, except those who want good movies to succeed and bad movies to lose. We lost that battle a while ago.
There were midnight release parties across the nation, some attended by special guests. 2,500 fans attended in Salt Lake City to see Rachelle Lefevre who plays Victoria; 2,000 showed up in Los Angeles to see Ashley Greene who plays Alice Cullen; over 1,000 fans came out to see director Catherine Hardwicke in Dallas; 700 fans lined up in New York for Edi Gathegi who plays Laurent; and 500 fans in Chicago saw Nikki Reed who plays Rosalie Hale. Stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson didn't go to any events just like they'll never have to show up at conventions and charge for autographs in order to make a living (well, maybe Pattinson; looks fade).
So in case you were still wondering why Summit doesn't want to wait to get the sequels into production as fast as possible, this is why. There are ridiculous sums of money to be made. There will be even more money to be made in November when I'm sure we'll be seeing the "Twilight: Super-Duper Extra-Suck No-Intercourse-Till-You're-Married Edition" as a way to build on the release of the sequel, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon".