Harry Potter conjured up the franchise’s best first-day DVD sales yet with “Goblet of Fire.”
The studio said it sold 5 million discs of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” on Tuesday, an unusually strong showing for the fourth installment in a franchise. The tally includes rental copies.
“Goblet” bowed in theaters last November and has racked up $288.9 million in domestic B.O. and more than $600 million overseas. The studio released the pic as a $28.98 single disc and $30.98 double disc edition.
The last installment of the franchise, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” sold 9.4 million discs and generated $171 million in revenue, according to sister publication Video Business. The studio did not disclose its first day sales, though estimates were reported in the vicinity of “Goblet of Fire’s” haul.
“Finding Nemo” is the industry’s first day DVD champ, with 8 million discs sold upon its bow in November 2003 to top previous leader “Spider-Man.,” which sold 7 million units its first day of release in 2002.
The fifth adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling kiddie tomes is currently lensing in the U.K. with a 2007 bow skedded.