May 12th, 2010
This week's selection of new releases were relatively slim, leaving Avatar on top of the DVD Sales Chart. Over its first full week of release, the film sold 1.77 million units, lifting its total to 5.73 million units and $96.22 million in consumer spending at retail. It is already the second best selling DVD of 2010 and it might take top spot in as few as two weeks.
April 27th, 2010
After Avatar dominated last week's list, the selection of releases this week is not any better. There are only two first run releases of note, It's Complicated on DVD and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus on Blu-ray, while there are a few smaller releases that are also worth picking up. To find the Pick of the Week, however, we have to travel back in time as a couple of late releases finally found their way to my desk this week. Those late releases are Defendor (Buy from Amazon: DVD or Buy from Amazon.ca: Blu-ray) and Yesterday Was A Lie (DVD) and they share the Pick of the Week honors.
April 26th, 2010
The Descent was released in its native U.K. back in 2005 and earned amazing reviews. It became a solid hit, both in its native market and when it was imported here. The Descent: Part 2 struggled to find the same level of success in most foreign markets, while it is being dumped direct-to-DVD here. Is this decline in box office fortunes the result of a decline in quality, or is there something else in effect here?
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