November 22nd, 2010
This Friday is Black Friday, but there's a lull on the home market with not a whole lot of great releases.
(This is the usual pattern for Thanksgiving.)
The biggest hit coming out is The Expendables, which should top the chart, while there are a number of smaller releases that are in contention for Pick of the Week. The best of these is Metropolis: The Complete Metropolis, which comes out on Blu-ray this week after being released on DVD last week.
July 27th, 2010
The $10,000 club was busy this weekend with five films reaching that milestone. This includes Life During Wartime with $30,507 in its lone theater. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child also opened in just one theater and earned $17,466 over the weekend.
Countdown to Zero was the second documentary in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,769 in three theaters.
The Kids are All Right spent its fourth week in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,909 in just over 200 theaters.
The overall box office leader, Inception, earned an average of $11,267.
July 25th, 2010
An impressive second weekend hold by Inception will give it a relatively comfortable win this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.
With a decline of just 31%, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller will end up with around $43.5 million, according to Warner Bros., $7 million ahead of Salt, which is set to open with about $36.5 million.
Both movies topped a per theater average of $10,000, and Sony won't be too disappointed with second place.
July 23rd, 2010
We have four limited releases on this week's list, five if you count the re-release of Orlando, which is arguably the best film to check out.
The only other release opening in more than a single theater is Countdown to Zero.
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