October 14th, 2007
New releases were not very prominent on the DVD rental chart this week, but they did have two in the top five, including the overall champion, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which made $9.46 million during its first week of release.
October 1st, 2007
Busy week, at least for me with seven spotlight reviews (including one double-shot from previous weeks).
Of the DVDs I've reviewed, several are easy recommendations, including 1408 - Two-Disc Collector's Edition, which is the DVD Pick of the Week.
The NHL Stanley Cup Champions 2006-2007 6-disc set would have also have been a DVD Pick of the Week if the Canucks had won and not the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
May 8th, 2007
Spider-man 3 not set records on the overall charts, but it also earned the highest-ever per theater average for a movie playing in wide release.
Its average of $35,540 beats the record set by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest when it set the previous all-time high weekend mark in July last year.
Spider-Man wasn't the only film to reach the $10,000 club though, as three new limited releases also managed that feat, led by Waitress, which made $92,000 over the weekend (and $112,000 in total), for an average of $23,009 in its four theaters.
This is enough to suggest the film should be able to earn at least some measure of mainstream success.
Paris, Je T'Aime was close behind with an average of $19,621 in its two theaters, while Away From Her earned an average of $13,317 in four.
May 6th, 2007
Among the more than two-dozen films on this week's list, there were a few that came very close to winning the Weekly Website Award. Of the three, Spider-Man 3 - Official Site was probably the closest to winning, but in the end was brought down by high expectations.
May 4th, 2007
The prospect of going up against Spider-Man 3 didn't scare away limited releases this week.
This is not surprising, as their role during the summer blockbuster season could be described as the ultimate in counter-programming.
Among the lengthy list, there's a new take on the Bollywood tale, two competing Canadian films, and an early hopeful for Summer indie darling.
It is this last film, Waitress, that appears to have the best shot at mainstream success.
March 25th, 2007
This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Black Sheep, Mama's Boy, Americanese and more.