Disc Sales: 'Dark Knight' Set to Smash Blu-ray Shipping Record

Posted Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 10:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The Dark Knight

The blockbuster 'The Dark Knight' can add another notch to its list of achievements: high-def record-breaker.

Not content to smash worldwide attendance records during its theatrical run this summer, the $500 million-plus grossing sequel is now poised to storm the next-gen record books by becoming the first Blu-ray title to ship more than a million units.

Though Warner has declined to confirm exact shipment totals, Video Business is reporting that the studio will ship in excess of 1M copies of 'The Dark Knight' in time for the Blu-ray's December 9 street date, which is believed to be a first for the format.

'The Dark Knight' was always expected to be one of the format's biggest-ever sellers since it was became the first next-gen title to sell over 100,000K units back in March 2007) and 'Transformers' (which is reported to have sold in excess of 500,000 copies on Blu).

Warner will release 'The Dark Knight' on Blu-ray December 9 in standard two-disc (MSRP $35.99) and collectible Limited Edition ($64.99) versions.

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The Dark Knight (Blu-ray)
The Dark Knight (Limited Edition) (Blu-ray)
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