Summit Entertainment has announced that The Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD sold over 4 million units during its first weekend of release, surpassing the 3.8 million that Twilight sold in its initial weekend last year, before it went on to be the best-selling DVD of the year. The New Moon DVD launch started Friday night at midnight. Thousands of Twilight fans participated in the “NEW MOON at Midnight” event and some were treated to surprise appearances by members of the cast. Salt Lake City fans had the opportunity to see actors Justin Chon (Eric), Christian Serratos (Angela), and Michael Welch (Mike); director Chris Weitz and Nikki Reed (Rosalie) were in Los Angeles; Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen) in New York; Edi Gathegi (Laurent) in Pittsburgh; and Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen) showed up for Phoenix fans. The Twilight Saga: New Moon, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, was released in theaters on November 20, 2009 and has since grossed over $705 million worldwide. The third installment of the Twilight franchise, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens across North America on June 30, 2010.