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“Twilight” defangs competition, sells 3 million DVDs day 1

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The vampire romance movie “Twilight” became one of the biggest box office hits of 2008, and it’s proving equally popular on DVD.kristen-stewart-robert-pattinson

The movie starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart sold more than 3 million copies on DVD its first day of release on Saturday, according to Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the hit movie. Summit said the sales figure puts “Twilight” in the top five of best first-day DVD releases over the past two years, along with “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” ”The Dark Knight,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “Transformers.”    

Fans lined up at stores throughout the United States for the midnight release of the DVD. The movie is mainly popular with teen girls and young women, and it tells the story of the star-crossed love affair between a high school girl named Bella Swan and an immortal vampire named Edward Cullen.

The sequel “New Moon” is due for release in theaters in November.

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