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. This week's pick of the week was a real buried treasure, so well buried that I couldn't find it. Currently, there isn't a single release in the top ten on Amazon's Sales Chart
. And the top performer from this week's releases
is a case of controversy over quality.
There was a slight delay in this article due to intermittent internet access difficulties. Fortunately there were just the two limited releases this week, so it shouldn't take long to research now that my connection has been restored.
The reality-TV game show-esque film Games People Play
came in first on the Per Theatre Average charts. It earned, well maybe not earned but made $12,346 in its lone theatre over the weekend.
No movie managed to beak the $10,000 per theatre average this weekend. Overall the best showing was The Battle of Algiers
with $9,143. The best new limited release, Lost Boys of Sudan
, finished in second place with $7,485. In the mean time, the best wide release was way down the list in 16th place. That film, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
could only manage an average of $3,736.
It's obvious The Dreamers
wasn't hampered by its NC-17 rating. Not only is its per theatre average of $28,526 the best of the week, it was the best this year beating Big Fish
by more than $8,000.
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. Miracle
- Official Site
. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details.
During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. This week we have a larger list to make up for the holidays, but a winter storm took out my internet access on Tuesday / Wednesday so the column is a little late today. Here the list of new releases, updated sites, and some upcoming releases that slipped through the cracks, including the winner for the week Along Came Polly - 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 round of release planning includes new dates for Against the Ropes,
Catch That Kid,
J.M. Barrie's Neverland,
Dawn of the Dead and Exorcist: The Beginning.
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