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 the winners of the DVD Pick of the Week, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
- Platinum Series Special Extended Edition
and Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Complete Third Season - Buy from Amazon
That's right, it's officially award season as the IFP Independent Spirit Awards announced their nominees. This year the leader of the pack was Sideways
, which was nominated 6 times. Topping the list of studios was Fox Searchlight
with 14 nominations.
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.
had the kind of opening most limited release film can only dream of. $1.1 million dollars is just 47 theatres for an average of $23,424. How well it can hold up as the film expands is the real test for this film. Coming in second place was Outfoxed - Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
with $15,611 average in 5 theatres. This is even more impressive when you realize the film has already been released on DVD. Last week's winner, Garden State
, dropped to third place with an average of $14,617, which is a drop of just 35% despite nearly quadrupling its theatre count. Big things are in store for this film.
It was a busy week on the per theatre charts, both in terms of the number of films to hit $10,000 per theatres and the number of films to hit milestones. Surprisingly, Maria Full of Grace
repeated at the top of the per theatre chart with $19,562, which is a drop of only 1.5% from its opening. Next was the overall box office champ, Bourne Supremacy
with a $16,595 average in 3,165 theatres. Very close behind in third place was Zatoichi
with $15,276. Rounding out the $10,000 club was Home at the End of the World
and Festival Express
with averages of $12,946 and $12,074 respectively.
Today sees the opening a few more limited releases, but perhaps more significantly, it also will see the expansion of a few other, previously released limited release films.
Three more limited release films open tonight joining the The Door in the Floor
, which opened on Wednesday. And these four films come from 5 different countries, (Touch of Pink
is a Canadian / U.K. co-production.)
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, Garden State
- Official Site
. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details.
This week's batch of new movie release dates is highlighted by MGM announcing the release date of the as-yet-untitled 21st James Bond Movie,
a confirmed release date for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,
a curious move for the
Bridget Jones sequel and the usual shuffling about as studios try to position their movies for the greatest chance of success.