‘Dark Knight’ Blu-ray Said to set Sales Records
Deadline Hollywood reports that the Blu-ray edition of The Dark Knight sold 600,000 copies on Tuesday, its first day of release.
“By contrast, Marvel/Paramount’s Iron Man sold 250,000 Blu-ray discs when it premiered on September 30th and ended up selling 400,000 Blu-ray units in its first week,” Nikki Finke wrote.
The film had already been named the #1 movie downloaded via Apple’s iStore.
“The Dark Knight was not only 2008’s best DVD sales day, but is also likely to be 2008’s bestseller of the year by next week with a projected number of 7 million units,” she continued.
The film is poised to break the $1 billion at the global box office and continues to set records. With a rerelease announced for January 23, the film will continue to generate huge profits.
With Awards season just beginning, the new is likely to continue. Already today, Heath Ledger earned a posthumous Golden Globe nomination for his work as the Joker.