One Direction have had a record breaking year and it’s not over yet. It’s been revealed that the boys Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson have broken another record with the release of their movie.
‘This Is Us’ was released in cinemas earlier this year and yesterday marked the first day that fans could buy a copy of it for themselves.
Fans could buy their own copy of One Directions documentary/movie yesterday with a staggering 170,000 DVD and Blu-ray copies being purchased.
This means One Direction have earned themselves another record for the biggest first day sales for any music or DVD/Blu-ray in UK chart history.
The Official Charts Company report that these sales figures after just 24 hours on sale put One Direction’s ‘This Is Us’ on course to be number 1 in the Official Video Chart this weekend.
This means the boys are set to beat the likes of ‘Despicable Me 2’, ‘The Croods’ and ‘Man of Steel’ in the biggest week of sales.
Martin Talbot chief executive for the Official Charts Company commented: It has been quite a year for 1D and their fans – and they are continuing that right through into Christmas.”
“Every act goes into the festive season hoping to secure theOfficial Christmas Number 1 album, but if they manage to pull off the album and video double at such a competitive time of the year – that will be some achievement.”
He added: “If current performance is maintained, we could be looking at a 1DChristmas in 2013!”
One Direction could also be set to return to the top of the Official Albums Chart this weekend as their album ‘Midnight Memories’ is currently leading the race against Robbie Williams.
Earlier this morning we reported that at this stage in the week One Direction are currently beating Robbie Williams’ ‘Swing Both Ways’ by around 2,700 copies.
If One Direction return to the top of the Official Albums Chart with ‘Midnight Memories’ this will also give them the Official Christmas Number 1 Album for 2013.