News Eva:1.11 Sells 49,000 in 1st Week as #1 BD So Far
posted on 2009-06-02 23:58 EDT
Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone, the May 27 remastering of the first film in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-part theatrical remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime, sold 49,000 Blu-ray Discs in its first week in Japan. As a result, it became the next-generation disc format's #1 best-selling release so far. The previous record-holder for first-week sales was Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight film, which sold over 29,000 copies. Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone's DVD release sold an additional 10,359 copies in its first week.
The first DVD release of the Evangelion: 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone movie sold over 298,000 copies to be the #2 Japanese DVD released in 2008. (Evangelion: 1.01 sold more copies within the 2008 calendar year, but the Hana Yori Dango Final film sold more cumulative copies in 2008 and 2009.) Evangelion: 1.01 will make its Japanese television premiere on July 3, after the second film, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, opens in Japanese theaters on June 27. Funimation announced on New Year's Eve that it will release the first film in North America this year.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
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