There were plenty of new releases
this week, but all but two missed the top 10. However, those two DVDs finished one-two on the charts. Crank
topped The Illusionist
$6.09 million to $5.59 million.
Although it doesn't come out on DVD until next week, Purgatory House is the featured film on this week's box office prediction contest with signed copies of both the DVD and the Poster available.
In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Arthur and the Invisibles, which is expected to be the widest release of the week.
Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a signed copy of Purgatory House on DVD, a signed copy of the poster, and a copy of History Boys CD soundtrack.
While the person who comes the closest to the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday, without going under, will win a signed copy of Purgatory House on DVD, a signed copy of the poster, and a copy of Broken Bridges on DVD.
Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
It's a strange week for DVD releases. On the one hand, there's not a big selection of releases coming out this week. On the other hand, half the ones on this list are worth adding to your DVD collection.
Back to the original hand, none are really worthy of DVD Pick of the Week. Idiocracy - Buy from Amazon is a good movie, but has no where near the extras needed.
The Illusionist - Buy from Amazon comes close but still falls just short.
MI-5 - Volume 4 - Buy from Amazon is a great package, but at a price that will scare off casual fans.
In the end, while I rated a lot of DVDs as buys, none are worth the DVD Pick of the Week.
Red Doors earned top spot on the per theatre charts after starting its theatrical run with just over $35,000 in its two theatres for an average of $17,525. Hopefully this will allow the film to expand in the coming weeks. Man Push Cart was the only other film to top $10,000 as it took in $13,694 in its lone theatre.
Nearly a dozen limited releases hit theatres this week, including several on Wednesday. The list includes a handful of documentaries
and what looked like a possible Oscar contender. However, none look poised to reach far beyond their limited release beginnings.
After a very busy month, the number of site on this week's list dropped off dramatically. The decline in quantity was accompanied by a decline in quality with no site jumping out as the obvious choice for the Weekly Website Award. The Guardian
- Official Site
came the closest, but it will have to wait till more features are added for that honor.
Another busy week with plenty of top-notch films to chose from In the end, however, it was a two-way race between The Black Dahlia
- Official Site
and Stranger than Fiction
- Official Site
with the former site winning out by a narrow margin.
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