Dark Knight 2008 Movie DVD Sales
Dark Knight DVD / Blu-ray outselling everything
Nikki Finke at the deadlinehollywood:
...This isn't a superhero, it's a cash cow! 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. This is beyond huge! Christopher Nolan's pic is truly the gift that keeps on giving after already making $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Warner Bros should use this phenomenal performance to help push The Dark Knight and everyone associated with it for Oscar nominations as a box office phenomenon and critical darling.
She mentions Dark Knight is outselling the DVD sales on Iron Man by about three-to-one. Sounds like it's a bonanza for Marvel and DC Comics when it comes to those licensing checks.
BlueRay sales were 600,000 on the first day, and DVD sales at 3 million for the first day in realease to the home market. BlueRay sales continued to climb to over 2 million units sold (the DVD editions sold over 12 million in 2008 alone).
Some Dark Knight numbers:
- The Dark Knight Production Budget: $185 million
- Domestic Total Gross: $533,345,358 (Dec 2011)
- Foreign Gross: $468,576,467
- (Total worldwide gross: $1,001,921,825 (Dec 2011)
Home video DVD versions:
- The Dark Knight
- The Dark Knight (2-disc Special Edition)
- The Dark Knight (1-disc)
- The Dark Knight (Limited Edition w/ Batpod)
Original Page 2008 | Updated April 2020