Retailer Brian Hibbs notes that Watchmen has flown off the shelves of Comix Experience in San Francisco:
Last Tuesday I had what would normally be a month’s worth of WATCHMEN in stock (and if you remember back to last week’s post, WATCHMEN was my #2 best selling TP in the last 12 months, so we’re talking about a real number of copies). Every single copy sold out by mid-Saturday morning. The calls have been coming in by the dozen or more a day “Do you have WATCHMEN?!?!”, so I’m going to go on a limb and suggest that no one in San Francisco has them. I put in a direct order for a “3 month supply” that I should have tomorrow, but even then I’m going to order another big stack on my next reorder cycle (unless I pay a LOT for shipping them faster, reorders take about 10 days to show) just to cover my bets (it’s not like, worst case, we won’t sell them *eventually*)
Update: The Los Angeles Times puts the print run at 250,000. And director Zack Snyder, passing along figures from Warner Bros., says 75,000 copies of Watchmen were sold just last week.