Daily Domestic Chart for Monday May 25th, 2015

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 (1) Tomorrowland $9,651,035 -16% 3,972   $42,679,200 4
2 (2) Pitch Perfect 2 $7,440,400 -26% 3,560   $125,738,795 11
3 (3) Mad Max: Fury Road $6,648,179 -26% 3,722   $94,717,720 11
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The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Trailer

May 26th, 2015

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Sci-fi thriller starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster opens September 18... Full movie details... More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 26th, 2015

May 25th, 2015

Welcome to Me

Wow. It is a summer week on the home market, as there are a ton of summer shows coming out on DVD. Unfortunately, none of them seem like big sellers. The best-selling new release of the week is Seventh Son, which is a terrible sign. The second best is The Nanny: The Complete Series. I don't know how to react to that. As for the best of the new releases, Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Wells (DVD or Blu-ray) is as good as it gets. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Let Us Prey

May 24th, 2015

Let Us Prey is a British / Irish co-production that was first released in 2014 and was featured in a few film festivals during the year. However, it is only getting a Direct-to-DVD release in the States. There are a lot of horror movies that are released Direct-to-DVD, many of which are terrible. Can this film stand out? Or is there a reason it didn't get a theatrical release? More...

Tropes and Bad Writing

May 24th, 2015

It has been a horrendously busy week at work, so much so that I just got a chance to watch the few TV shows I bother to watch on a weekly basis. I still haven't had a chance to watch the season finale of Modern Family or this week's episode of iZombie, but I finally got a chance to see the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. I know I'm late to the party, but I would like to talk about the show's most controversial scene of the season and tropes. More...

Weekend Estimates: Tomorrowland Barely Ahead of Pitch Perfect 2

May 24th, 2015

Tomorrowland

The good news this Memorial Day weekend is that five movies will gross over $20 million. The bad news is that none of them will do any better than Tomorrowland’s soft $32 million debut. Disney’s latest will barely scrape in ahead of Pitch Perfect 2 over three days, with the singing sensation expected to generate $30.3 million. Over four days, Tomorrowland may pull into a slightly larger lead, thanks to its more family-friendly nature, but it will take a much better performance overseas for the sci-fi adventure to recoup its costs. More...

Home Market Numbers: Taken Helps Home Market Bounce Back, Sort Of

May 23rd, 2015

Taken 3

After two weeks with no prime releases, this week we have one prime new release, Taken 3. It dominated the Blu-ray sales chart with about 44% of the total overall Blu-ray market. This was enough to help the overall Blu-ray market grow 23% in terms of units and 13% in terms of revenue when compared to last week. Compared to last year, the Blu-ray market was 5.6% lower in terms of units and 18% lower in terms of revenue. Changes in the DVDs sales were nearly identical, so the overall Blu-ray share remained at 34%. More...

DVD Sales: Taken Dominates on DVD

May 23rd, 2015

There was only one big new release on the DVD sales chart. Taken 3 earned an easy first place with 435,000 units / $6.48 million. This is well below the opening week sales of the first two films in the franchise. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Taken 3 Leads Trio of New Releases

May 23rd, 2015

New releases were not terrible, which makes this week on the Blu-ray sales chart better than the past couple of weeks. Taken 3 earned first place with 253,000 units / $5.03 million over the week for an opening week Blu-ray share of 37%. Its raw numbers are significantly lower than Taken 2's opening week Blu-ray sales. Additionally, its opening week Blu-ray share was just 37%, which is lower than most action films. Then again, its reviews were awful, so even fans of the franchise might not be interested in spending extra to get the high definition version. More...

Cooties Trailer

May 23rd, 2015

Cooties

Black comedy starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and Alison Pill opens September 18... Full movie details... More...

Limited Releases: When Limited Releases are Here and There

May 22nd, 2015

When Marnie Was There

There are not a lot of films on this week's list of limited releases and almost none of them look like they will expand enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. When Marnie Was There seems like the best candidate, but it is very hard for an animated film in limited release. More...

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