July 12th, 2004
Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. This week's pick of the week was a real buried treasure, so well buried that I couldn't find it. Currently, there isn't a single release in the top ten on Amazon's Sales Chart
. And the top performer from this week's releases
is a case of controversy over quality.
February 23rd, 2004
2004 is turning into a disaster. Over the weekend four movies opened to a combined 21% positive and $10 million below expectations. Post holiday weekends are usually a bit of a slump, but this weekend dropped by nearly 25% and below the $100 million mark. Compared to last year the weekend is down an astounding 17.5% and 10% year to date. And the news doesn't get any better; next weekend the box office has to go head-to-head with the Oscars.
February 20th, 2004
Well, it had to happen, after a great start to February first critically and then financially, it all comes crashing down this weekend. Four movies open wide this weekend and none of them impressing critics and neither do they have much of a shot at a stellar box office. On the plus side, this weekend last year
was weak, so we should see 2004 gain some ground on 2003. Or at least do better than the nearly 9% year to date decline.
February 19th, 2004
During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
- Official Site
. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details.
December 12th, 2003
This week's round of release planning includes new dates for Against the Ropes,
Catch That Kid,
J.M. Barrie's Neverland,
Dawn of the Dead and Exorcist: The Beginning.
November 6th, 2003