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DVD Rentals - Vantage Remains on Point

2008-07-23

Weak new releases allowed Vantage Point to remain on top of the rental charts with fellow holdover Drillbit Taylor placing second.

DVD Sales - Meet the New Number One

2008-07-15

Meet the Browns led all new releases on its way to capturing the number one spot on this week's sales chart. However, its opening week sales of $8.75 million from 474,000 units were not strong to say the least and were behind the $10.64 million in sales generated by Vantage Point. It is important to note that the latter film sold only 407,000 units and only earned more thanks to a higher per unit price.

DVD Rentals - Point to Vantage

2008-07-15

Vantage Point led the way on the rental charts, generating nearly 30% revenue more than either of the next two films: Drillbit Taylor, which opened in second place, and 10,000 B.C., which fell from first to third place.

DVD Sales - 10,000 Definitely Tops the Charts

2008-07-08

There were only five new releases to chart this week, but three of them occupied the top three spots. That included 10,000 B.C., which opened with 892,000 units sold and $15.54 million in revenue.

DVD Rentals - 10,000 Brings in the Cash

2008-07-08

It was a new release, 10,000 B.C., that led the way on the rental chart beating last week's number one film, Fool's Gold, by a health margin.

DVD Releases for June 24, 2008

2008-06-23

There was a sharp drop-off in the number of releases this week, but while the numbers were down overall, there were several releases that I can enthusiastically recommend: Charlie Bartlett - Buy from Amazon, Definitely, Maybe - Buy from Amazon, Futurama - The Beast with a Billion Backs - Buy from Amazon, The Hammer - Buy from Amazon, and In Bruges - Buy from Amazon. However, while all those movies, and a few others, are worth picking up, the best of the best is Persepolis and either the DVD or the Blu-ray is worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week.

International Details - Forbidden Falls from the Top

2008-05-11

The release of Iron Man hit The Forbidden Kingdom knocking it into second place with $9.63 million on 2062 screens in 11 markets for a total of $40.51 million. The film had no major openings, but it did make $1.10 million on 398 screens over the weekend in South Korea for a total of $5.63 million.

International Details - No Foolin'

2008-05-04

Fool's Gold opened in a trio of major markets and that helped the film climb into sixth place with $4.93 million on 1809 screens in 39 markets for a total of $26.30 million. The film did relatively well in Spain with $1.03 million on 272 screens and in Germany with $934,000 on 254 screens while earning second place in both markets. On the other hand, it bombed in Italy with just $516,000 on 232 screens landing in sixth place. Overall, it was better than the film's average so far, but not nearly enough to recover from its previous troubles. It should hit $100 million worldwide this weekend, but that's not much compared to its domestic run, nor compared to its production budget.

International Details - Island Scores Solid Sixth in Debut

2008-04-20

Nim's Island made its first push onto the international chart landing in sixth place with $4.53 million on 970 screens in 7 markets for a very early total of $5.64 million. The film opened in first place in Italy with $1.71 million on 304 screens while it expanded into fourth place in Australia with $780,000 on 196 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.69 million after two. The film also made its debut in France with $1.65 million on 399 screens, which was only enough for fifth place. Nim's Island is using a graduated release schedule and doesn't have a major opening for the rest of the month. On the other hand, it has major openings practically every month right through till the end of summer.

International Details - 10,000 Scores a Solid Sixth Place

2008-04-13

No new openings left 10,000 B.C. tumbling from second to sixth, but it still pulled in $5.83 million on 4302 screens in 61 markets for a total of $155.16 million. This is substantially more than it made stateside while it is about a week away from $250 million worldwide.

International Top Five - Horton Will Be Heard, and Seen

2008-04-02

Despite falling nearly 50%, Horton Hears A Who rose to first place on the international charts with $13.02 million 5,879 screens in 53 markets for a total of $75.65 million. The film had no major, or even mid-level openings this week, but it held very well in Australia to climb into first place with $1.46 million on 363 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.16 million after two. On the other hand, it plummeted in the U.K., down 68% to $1.87 million on 504 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.71 million after two. The film has yet to open in France, Italy, South Korea, and Japan, and should have little trouble reaching $100 million before it is done. This is low compared to its domestic run so far. However, Dr. Seuss is not as popular internationally as he is in North America, so this is expected. In fact, overall the film has done better than expected.

International Top Five - B.C. Breaks the Century Mark

2008-03-26

Not only did 10,000 B.C. remain in first place on the international charts, it also climbed above $100 million during its run. The film added $26.81 million over the weekend on 7337 screens in 57 markets for a total of $117.82 million. This includes openings in China where the movie earned second place with $3.58 million on 1,000 screens, including 537 digital ones. This broke records for widest release in China and the widest digital release on the international scene. However, a glut of new releases pushed the film from first to fifth in the U.K. with $2.06 million on 430 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.55 million. Given the film's hefty production budget and its likely P&A budget, it would need to make $300 million worldwide to have a shot at showing a profit before the home market. This is likely out of the question. On the other hand, to show a profit after the home market, it would only need to make $200 million worldwide. This has likely already happened.

Funny Brings in the Money over Bunny Weekend

2008-03-25

Easter Weekend is not regarded as a long weekend and expectations were not unreasonably high. However, a few films missed expectations and this left the box office on the south side of predictions. Overall, films earned $113 million over the weekend, which was down 6% from last weekend. More importantly, it was down nearly 16% from the same weekend last year. Hopefully things will turn around in April, because I don't see that happening next weekend.

Taylor Made

2008-03-20

It's Easter weekend, which is a rather big holiday up here in Canada, but is not even considered a long weekend in the United States. We celebrate it by eating lots of chocolate bunnies (ears first) and cheering or favorite NHL teams into the play-offs. (Or if you are from Toronto saying, "Next year will be different." (...No it won't.)) But there are new wide releases to check out, three of them, in fact. We also have the second weekend for the biggest opener of the year, which is aiming to become repeat champion at the box office.

International Top Five - B.C. Stands for Big Cash

2008-03-19

10,000 B.C. climbed into first place on the international charts with $38.65 million on 6,569 screens in 48 markets for a total of $74.43 million in just two weeks. The film opened in first place in Russia with $3.99 million on 536 screens and in the U.K. with $3.92 million on 431 screens while it also scored first place in South Korea with $3.13 million on 401 screens over the weekend and $3.56 million in total. It wasn't able to top the charts in either France nor Italy, but had to settle for second place with $3.39 million on 562 screens and $2.91 million on 454 screens respectively. As for holdovers, it held on very well in Mexico, down 28% to $2.98 million on 467 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.16 million. It wasn't as strong in Australia where it fell by more than 50% to $1.01 million on 221 screens over the weekend and $3.83 million in total. 10,000 B.C. will hit $100 million very shortly, but it cost $105 million to make, which will make profitability troublesome.

Who Helps End Slump

2008-03-18

The slump is over after four weeks. During the weekend, the overall box office was $121 million, which was 12% more than last weekend and 3% more than the same weekend last year. Paradoxically, 2008 slipped behind 2007's pace when it comes to ticket sales, albeit by less than 1%.

Weekend Estimates: Who's on First

2008-03-16

://www.the-numbers.com/movies/2008/HORTN.php">Horton Hears a Who matched expectations over the weekend with an estimated $45.1 million, according to Sunday studio estimates. That's the biggest opening of the year so far, although, even with the benefit of inflation, it is a little down on the debut numbers for Ice Age, which opened on this weekend in 2002. Never Back Down had a less auspicious beginning, with an estimated $8.6 million in 2,729 theaters, enough to take third place behind a relatively strong 10,000 B.C., which was down 54% to $16.4 million. Doomsday disappointed with $4.7 million and seventh place, just behind a strong second week showing from The Bank Job, which fell just 17% to $4.9 million.

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Who Will Win at the Box Office

2008-03-14

2008 is in danger of slipping below 2007's pace this weekend, at least when it comes to ticket sales. Fortunately, this time last year, the three new releases were rather weak while this year, Horton Hears a Who is tracking to become the biggest opening of the year so far. Even so, it will be tough for 2008 to keep pace with 2007.

International Top Five - Audiences Welcome International Movies

2008-03-12

Bienvenue Chez les Ch'its remained in first place in France, and internationally. In its native market it earned $28.68 million on 840 screens over the weekend for a total of $73.48 million after just two weeks. At this pace it should hit $100 million by this time next weekend, which is an amazing milestone for that market. Add in its two smaller markets and the film made $29.79 million on 905 screens in 3 markets for a total of $75.44 million.

Per Theater Average Victory is no Walk in the Park

2008-03-11

Paranoid Park opened in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $14,914. The only other film to cross $10,000 was the overall box office leader, 10,000 B.C., with an average of $10,518.

Spartans Spank Cavemen

2008-03-11

10,000 B.C. may have won the weekend with ease, but it wasn't able to come close to 300. Even if it had, the overall weekend would have still been behind last year's pace. Overall this weekend, movies brought in $107 million, which was 10% more than last weekend. However, it was a massive 30% lower than the same weekend last year. 2008 still has an advantage over 2007 at $1.67 billion to $1.61 billion, but ticket sales are now nearly identical.

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of March 7, 2008

2008-03-08

After a slump in site that had much the in way of style, we have two sites that were in contention for the Weekly Website Award. While College Road Trip - Official Site - came close, it was CJ7 - Official Site - that took home the award.

Tens of Millions on its Way to 10,000 B.C.

2008-03-07

February ended on a disappointing note, and there are signs March could start off the same way. This time last year, 300 opened with an outstanding $70.89 million, a feat no film is likely to match this month. In fact, it is very, very unlikely that the three wide releases this week will earn that much combined.

2008 Preview: March

2008-03-01

2008 stumbled last month and there doesn't seem to be many potential blockbusters this month. By the end of March last year, there were three films releases that would reach $100 million, including one that reached $200 million, and two others that missed that milestone by less than $5 million. This year, we could enter April without a single $100 million movie.

Contest - It's All in the Past

2008-02-29

The one saturation level release next week is 10,000 B.C., which is ironic since most of this week's prizes are a little on the old side. (We have a glut of prizes that arrived during the Oscar hiatus to give away.) In order to win, one must simply predict 10,000 B.C.'s three-day, opening weekend box office. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win Medabots - Season One on DVD and DISPATCH: ZIMBABWE - Live at Madison Square Garden DVD / CD set. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win Medabots - Season One on DVD and DISPATCH: ZIMBABWE - Live at Madison Square Garden DVD / CD set. Additionally, one other lucky participant will be chosen randomly and will win a signed poster from City of Men. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!

Movie Website Updates for July 15 - July 21, 2007

2007-07-21

Big list in terms of numbers, not so much in terms of quality. In fact, the best film in terms of updates this week was The Simpsons Movie - Official Site, which has already won the Weekly Website Award. Because of that, there are no new winners this week.

New Movie US Release Dates - April 1, 2007

2007-04-01

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Nanny Diaries, Sweeney Todd, The Happening and more.

New Movie US Release Dates - December 17, 2006

2006-12-17

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for I am Legend, Angels & Demons and more.

New Movie US Release Dates - August 6, 2006

2006-08-06

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a sequel to Madagascar and more.