Who knew Twilight's fanggirls would sink their teeth so heartily into the vampire saga's DVD release?
Oh, right. Everyone.
The Robert Pattinson adulators were out in full force Saturday for the highly anticipated midnight launch of the film's home video release, buying up more than 3 million copies of the special-edition double-disc on its first day alone.
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In addition to silencing any Twilight-fatigued critics, the overwhelming sales haul helped the film enter the record books as one of the top five best first-day DVD releases in the past two years, joining the esteemed company of fellow blockbusters Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Transformers.
"We are incredibly appreciative that Twilight fans came out to once again support this film at our midnight events across the nation," said Summit Home Entertainment President Steve Nickerson.
"With such a successful first-day sales, it is apparent that our fans remain passionate about the Twilight saga and want to own a piece of the Edward and Bella story they have come to love."
Doing all they could to add to the launch-day buzz, Summit strategically dispatched castmembers to surprise purchase-happy fans at retail locations across the country for the DVD debut, an event dubbed "Twilight at Midnight." source
Binside TV attended the Twilight DVD release party in New York City. Hundreds of screaming Twilighters played movie trivia games and were treated to a surprise appearance by cast member Edi Gathegi. Edi Gathegi plays Edward Cullen's vampire nemesis Laurent in Twilight and spoke about his experience filming the sequel "New Moon" He also made a plea to Stephenie Meyer about his role in Eclipse. Stay tuned to Binside TV for the DVD release episode. Check out pics from the DVD launch featuring the hands of Twilight and a Twilight internet parody pro. Twilight Moms, Twilight Lexicon and His Golden Eyes also hosted a podcast filled with info on your favorite characters and scoops from the New Moon set.Binside TV PHOTO CREDIT : SHOMARI HARRIS