According to Video Business, the Lord of the Rings:  Return of the King DVD appears to be selling even better than its two predecessors.  VB estimates that approximately $280 million was spent on 13 million copies of the two versions of The Two Towers, and $257 million on 12 million copies of Fellowship of the Ring. 


Some retailers did report cancellations of pre-orders because of Electronics Boutique's breaking of the release date (see 'Warner Home Video Cuts Off EB').


The DVD version of Return of the King was released several months closer to the theatrical release that the first two films, and Return of the King was extremely successful at the Oscars (see 'King's Reign Over Oscars Complete') -- two reasons why the final film in the trilogy may be selling better than its predecessors.