Microsoft reports that its new Internet Explorer 9 web browser is off to a blockbuster start, with 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours of availability.

Internet Explorer 9 has now been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours since its Monday night release. That is over 27 downloads every second, or over 240 downloads every 9 seconds. Wow.

We want to thank everyone around the world for downloading IE9 and the enthusiastic reception. 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours is over double the 1 million downloads we saw of the IE9 Beta and four times that of the IE9 RC over the same time period.

My review of Internet Explorer 9 is available as well, of course.