Preliminary sales data shows Green Lantern: Emerald Knights making an impressive debut on both DVD and Blu-ray sales chart, hitting the #3 spot on both respectively. While exact numbers are not yet available, sales for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights are expected to exceed those of 2009’s Green Lantern: First Flight, which debuted to roughly 160,00 DVD units sold in its first week. Total units sold for Green Lantern: First Flight, both DVD and Blu-ray combined, stand at nearly 500,000 as of the week ending June 5th, 2011.
For the week ending June 12th, 2011, the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Blu-ray accounted for 56% of total unit sales for the Warner Home Video title. This shows a major increase in Blu-ray sales for a DC Universe Animated Original Movie title over its DVD counterpart, though this is not a surprise given the lack of regularly available Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Outside of the Blu-ray title, a standard one-disc DVD release is widely available, though the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD title is currently a Wal-Mart exclusive for the United States.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights was cross-promoted with both the big-screen Green Lantern live-action theatrical film and the Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters video game, both produced under Warner Bros. Click on the image below to view the trailer for the Green Lantern theatrical feature.
Sales numbers are expected to be released next week.
Click here to read the The World’s Finest review of the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Blu-ray release and check out the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights micro-site. Click here to view the trailer for the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature. Click here to view the press details for the forthcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature home video release, including a rundown of bonus content and artwork.
A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature is now available to own on Blu-ray disc and DVD from Warner Home Video. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature and its respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases.
Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.