CES: 'The Martian' Becomes Fastest-Selling Live Action Digital HD Title With One Million Copies Sold

The Digital HD version of the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was released on Dec. 22.
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Twentieth Century Fox's The Martian — director Ridley Scott's highest grossing film with nearly $600 million worldwide — has sold one million Digital HD units since its Dec. 22 release, making it the quickest-selling live action Digital HD title to reach that milestone, Fox reported during CES.

The Digital HD release contains more than 90 minutes of special features, including an exclusively produced retrospective starring Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sean Bean covering the "true" story behind the rescue, as well as two making of documentaries and a gag reel.

The film will be released Jan. 12 on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD.

"This is the clearest indicator yet that consumers are embracing digital and it’s now a natural part of the purchase consideration for movie ownership," said Mary Daily, president and CMO of worldwide marketing at Fox Home Entertainment.

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