May 1st, 2005
It was a good news, bad news kind of weekend for Constantine
. The film remained in top spot in Japan with $2,330,027 on 349 screens for a $9,011,671 running tally in the market. Bad news, it dropped 37% during its second weekend in the market, which is really steep for Japan. Overall the film brought in $3 million on 1,200 screens in 40 markets for a international box office of $136.4 million.
September 6th, 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, including the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week, which we will get to shortly. But first I must comment on the sheer number of quality DVDs that are being released this week. It is ridiculous. I would rate more than a dozen DVDs being released tomorrow has must haves, but obviously I can't declare them all the DVD Pick of the Week, so I've narrowed the list to The Alfred Hitchcock
Signature Collection - Buy from Amazon
- 10th Anniversary Edition - Buy from Amazon
and Ginger Snaps Back - The Beginning - Buy from Amazon
. Although my personal shopping list is four times as long.
May 26th, 2004
Three films earned per theatre averages of more than $10,000 this weekend lead by the debut of the documentary Control Room
, which earned an impressive $27,125 in its lone theatre. Close behind in second place was Shrek 2
's record setting debut with an unbelievable average of $25,952 in an unprecedented 4,163 theatres. Lastly, Coffee and Cigarettes
managed a second weekend above the $10,000 average mark with $11,558 despite more than tripling its theatre count to 17.