February 4th, 2006
was the clear winner on this week's home market charts taking first on the rental charts with $9.66 million and also finishing first in sales, (as usual, no sales numbers were released).
January 23rd, 2006
It's another slow week for DVDs with little in the way of release worth renting and there's nothing here I would rate as must have. Because of that, there's no DVD Pick of the Week, which is probably for the best as I'm spending too much on DVDs as it is. On a side note, things definitely start to pick up next week.
October 2nd, 2005
Red Eye added another $3.7 million on 2,057 screens in 37 markets to its $22 million international total. The film opened in second place in both Spain with $850,000 on 215 screens and in the Netherlands with $250,000 on 59 ($300,000 including previews).
September 25th, 2005
Marrying the Mafia 2 again led its native market of South Korean
with $4.81 million over the weekend and $12.78 million during its two-week run. And like last week
, this was enough for the film to secure a place in the top five overall just beating out Pride and Prejudice
September 18th, 2005
Marrying the Mafia 2 is the latest local film to lead the South Korean box office as it opened with $5.555 million on 449 screens, $7.515 million including Thursday.
Not only was that easily enough for first place in its home market, but also put the film in third place on the overall international box office charts.
September 13th, 2005
There was just the single film in the $10,000 club this weekend and it was the overall box office leader, The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
The film, which was a surprise hit over the weekend, earned just over $30 million in 2,981 theaters for a $10,082 per theatre average.
September 7th, 2005
Despite the long weekend, not a single film was able to enter the $10,000 club, not even if you include Monday.
The film with the highest Per Theater Average was William Eggleston in the Real World, which wasn't even close at $6,820.
With award season just getting started, more and more high quality limited releases should come one and there probably won't be many weeks without at least one film hitting $10,000 on its per theater average from now until the end of the year.
August 30th, 2005
Word of mouth is obviously helped The Untold Story of Emmett Till since it saw its weekend Per Theatre average climb to $12,290, up from $8,695 last weekend. It was also the only film to reach the $10,000 mark during a weekend that saw three films open with per theatre averages below $1,000.
August 23rd, 2005
No film was able to make it into the $10,000 club over the weekend, The Untold Story of Emmett Till
came the closest with $13,165 since Wednesday, but only $8,695 of that was earned over the weekend. That was still enough to lead the Per Theatre Charts ahead of the re-release of Elevator to the Gallows
and the overall box office leader, The 40-Year Old Virgin
, which earned averages of $7,596 and $7,530 respectively.
August 16th, 2005
There were three films in the $10,000 club this weekend, all of them holdovers. Last week's winner, Broken Flowers, again finished first despite a sizeable increase in its theatre count. It more than quadrupled its theatre count but lost less than half its per theatre average to land at $14,553.
August 9th, 2005
There was a very tight race atop the Per Theatre Charts this weekend with Broken Flowers finishing just ahead of 2046. The former film earned $780,000 in 27 theatres for a $28,904 per theatre average while the latter made $113,000 in four theatres for a average of $28,269. Last week's winner, The Aristocrats took a tumble losing 56% of its per theatre average falling to third place with $26,609. Rounding out the $10,000 club was Junebug, which just snagged a spot with a $10,677 per theatre average.
August 2nd, 2005
The unrated film, The Aristocrats, easily took top spot on the Per Theatre Charts with an incredible average of $60,949 in four theatres.
The film expands the Friday after next, and until then it's hard to tell how much of that figure is based on quality of the movie and how much is based on the controversy surrounding it.
The only other film in the $10,000 club was Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress, which opened with $16,694 in its lone theatre.
July 29th, 2005
It's a light week for limited releases with only three films. However, one of these films should generate a lot of publicity and could be another documentary destined for at least a margin of mainstream success.