‘Part 1′ of ‘Twilight’ finale also racks up 50,000 downloads and 80,000 video-on-demand transactions.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 DVD is, unsurprisingly, flying off the shelves. After the film was released to disc at midnight Saturday morning, it reportedly sold 3.2 million discs over the course of two days.
But, that’s not all: The flick also snagged 50,000 downloads and 80,000 video-on-demand transactions during the two-day period when the sales were tracked, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The numbers make “Breaking Dawn” the top-selling release so far this year. It bows at #1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert overall disc sales chart, followed by “Lady and the Tramp” and “A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas.”
Now that it can be played on repeat, Twihards are certain to be memorizing every sweet and saucy moment of “Part 1″ before the final installment hits theaters this November. A scene from the Bill Condon-directed “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” played at a special Target in-store event just before “Part 1″ dropped.
Fans were treated to five minutes of footage, including behind-the-scenes shots of “Twilight” hunks Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner preparing for battle in the woods. The exclusive scene followed Bella as she finds a note in a book with instructions from Alice, explaining what to do to get new passports.
The clip then cut to an emotional conversation between Edward and Bella, who share a juicy kiss. But, perhaps the scene fans most wanted to sink their teeth into was the first shot of vampire Bella, which included those famous red eyes and special-effects-aided speed.
That means Breaking Dawn pt1 sold more in the same period than Eclipse, but not quite as many as New Moon. No word on the figures for day one, so we don’t know if it has beaten Twilight’s record of selling more than 3 million DVDs on the first day of its release. (I was one of those people that bought a copy of Twilight on day 1! I was visiting family in the USA and I borrowed my cousin’s car and drove to Target specifically to pick up a copy! lol!). Let’s hope that Breaking Dawn Part 1 will do just as well in sales when it is released here in the UK on March 12th 2012!
Now this screen shot of Rob was just too good not to share. We wonder if he was just as thrilled to hear this news as he was here….
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