According to IronMaiden.com the band’s recent release Flight 666 has been a huge success all over the world.Â This is taken directly from the band’s press release.
-In the USA it was not only No.1 debut but also the highest selling first week sales of any music DVD so far in 2009! This release closely followed the US TV Premiere of the movie on Palladia/VH1 which was watched by over three million people, the highest viewing of a music documentary on the channel so far this year.
-In Canada it rocketed into the No.1 position outselling the No.2 DVD by over 6:1
-In the UK, first day’s sales were over twice the total combined sales of every other DVD in the Top 50!!
-In Sweden Flight 666 is currently at #1, #3 and #4 on Sweden’s leading online retailer Discshop chart with the deluxe, standard and Blu-ray formats respectively!
-In Australia it not only debuted at No.1 but was certified Platinum within its second week of release.
-In India, as well as being the No.1 music DVD, it entered at No.6 in the mainstream DVD movie chart, placing it that week ahead of such international blockbusters as “Slumdog Millionaire” and many Bollywood movies!
-In Brazil, where 70% of the market is dominated by local repertoire, it debuted at No.3 in their national chart and is fully expected to reach No.1 by next week. It was a new entry at No.1 in Brazil’s International chart.
-Once again No.1 in Arabia.
The countries in the five continents where Flight 666 flew in at No.1 were Australia, Arabia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil int, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan int, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the USA. Elsewhere in the world it entered at No.2 in Spain and Portugal, and at No.3 in France and Hungary, and No4 in Holland. With more charts still to come from many other Latin American territories who will release the DVD this week, well over 30 countries are expected to achieve No.1 for Flight 666.
Once again, the media machine is a complete success for Maiden.Â But I guess being England’s biggest export and having these kind of successes isn’t a big enough deal to get these guys landed in the Rock Hall.Â Metallica makes it, but no, Maiden can’t seem to pull it off.Â How lame.
Anyway, I’ll be posting a review of this DVD soon enough, but let me say, it’s worth checking out if you’re a fan.Â I definitely think that it’s a pretty cool DVD with good features and so forth–I just wish these guys would do this kind of stuff more few and far between.
Congrats to the Money Making Machine anyway, though.Â Up the Irons! \m/