1.7 million BR’s in 1 week sounds pretty impressive regardless of how many DVDs sold.
Is anyone really surprised ? Its the 2nd highest grossing film of all time… anyone who has a standalone BR player or a PS3 (several million) will more than likely buy the BR edition over the DVD if they’re going to buy it at all.
IMO this is one of the 1st “must have” BR titles. This reminds me of the Matrix DVD which was the 1st DVD to sell over 1 million and was the “must have” DVD at the time. It helped popularize and “show off” the format. Who didn’t own the Matrix DVD back then ?
Not only being a kick ass movie, the DVD itself was one of the 1st to really show off the awesomeness of DVD, the picture and surround sound were exceptional, extra features were amazing and somewhat revolutionary at the time etc…
In DKs case, overall the movie looks better and the IMAX scenes really show off the better image quality of BR. They’re also trying to make the BD-live features cool and exciting, but I don’t care for that myself. But kudos to Warner for trying, they are cool features (making your own Director’s commentary…).