February 7th, 2005
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 this week's winner, which we'll get to in a moment. This week is further evidence in the power of the growing TV on DVD market. There are nine shows making their debut on DVD. All-in-all there are 537 DVDs being released tomorrow, but it seems like 500 of them are re-releases. There was so much that any real gem was buried under an avalanche of dreck. Nothing stood out as a must have, but two limited releases, Before Sunset - Buy from Amazon and Robot Stories - Buy from Amazon are worth a rental.
August 25th, 2004
Just two films topped $10,000 per theatre this weekend, led by Ramones: End of the Century
, which earned $18,422 in its lone theatre. Next was Bright Young Things
with an average of $15,642 in just three theatres.
August 20th, 2004
This week we have a lot of films opening in limited release, perhaps too many. As it is with wide releases, an overloaded marketplace makes it more difficult for any film to survive. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of films so there should be a film for everyone while limiting the ticket splitting.
August 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, Vanity Fair
- Official Site
. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details.
February 20th, 2004
A quiet week for movie release date announcements.
But we do have news on Jersey Girl,
Closer, and a few limited releases.
January 23rd, 2004
Each week, the studios do another dance, shuffling around the release dates of their movies in an effort to best position themselves for future success.
This week sees the sudden disappearance of Mindhunters from the schedules and new release dates for Raising Helen, Mr. 3000, The Clearing, Wicker Park, Beauty Shop, Amityville, The Notebook, Secret Window, 13 Going on 30 and Breakin' All the Rules.