March 4th, 2006
There were no big winner at today's Independent Spirit Awards
with several films sharing the awards.
February 7th, 2006
The Writers Guild of America announced its winners over the weekend with Crash taken home the Best Original Screenplay while Brokeback Mountain added yet another win with Best Adapted Screenplay. Finally, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room won for best Documentary.
January 31st, 2006
again led the list of nominees as with 8 Oscar nods. There were three films with six nominations a piece, Crash
, Good Night and Good Luck
, and Memoirs of a Geisha
, (although for that last one, they were all the less prestigious technical awards.
January 16th, 2006
It is a deceptively slow week for DVD releases.
There are five wide releases coming out tomorrow, if you are willing to stretch the definition of wide a little bit, but of those five films only one earned a Tomatometer reading of above 50%, while the other four combined couldn't score that high.
So it comes as no surprise that the DVD Pick of the Week came from the TV on DVD category as Titus - The Complete Third Season was clearly the best of the bunch, although Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room - Buy from Amazon and Junebug - Buy from Amazon are also worth checking out.
January 6th, 2006
The Writers Guild of America
announced its nominations this week, and while there are plenty of awards, only three are for theatrical releases.
November 30th, 2005
The Independent Spirit Awards announced the nominations today and The Squid and the Whale
led the way with six nominations, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and nods in three of the four acting categories.
November 6th, 2005
With The Legend of Zorro
earning a nearly worldwide release this past weekend, and the imminent release of another juggernaut
, there was little room for other releases this weekend on the international scene.
October 30th, 2005
Oliver Twist opened in two major markets over the weekend, placing second in both France with $2.4 million on 547 screens and Italy with $1.3 million on 301 screens.
Other markets include $360,000 in the U.K. for a $3.6 million total there and $140,000 in Poland for $1.1 million. Add it up and you have $4.2 million for the weekend and $9.6 million in total.
October 23rd, 2005
The Brothers Grimm
dropped just 35% during its second weekend in France adding $2.1 million to its $5.7 million total there. In Germany, the film performed a nearly the same level falling 36% to $950,000 over the weekend and $2.9 million during its run. Overall the film made $4 million for a $27.8 million runny tally and that places it fourth on this week's charts. While the film struggled domestically, it is doing quite a bit better on the international scene, and could show a profit sometime during its home market run.
August 9th, 2005
There was a very tight race atop the Per Theatre Charts this weekend with Broken Flowers finishing just ahead of 2046. The former film earned $780,000 in 27 theatres for a $28,904 per theatre average while the latter made $113,000 in four theatres for a average of $28,269. Last week's winner, The Aristocrats took a tumble losing 56% of its per theatre average falling to third place with $26,609. Rounding out the $10,000 club was Junebug, which just snagged a spot with a $10,677 per theatre average.
June 14th, 2005
The overall box office champ also took top spot on the Per Theater Charts.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith earned a surprising $50 million at the box office for an average of $14,703.
The only other film to reach the $10,000 milestone was Howl's Moving Castle, which performed admirably with $11,889; but that's not as strong a start as Hayao Miyazaki's previous film, Spirited Away.
May 24th, 2005
It's been a while since the overall box office champion topped the Per Theater Charts, but that's just what Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith did this weekend. The film fell just short of setting a record for highest per theater average for a saturation level release (3,000 or more theaters), as its per theatre average of $29,619 was just below the $31,768 earned by Spider-Man. The only other film to reach the $10,000 level was Mysterious Skin with $13,300; the film has now reached that milestone for the third weekend in a row, very impressive.
May 10th, 2005
Mysterious Skin opened with $17,425 in its lone theater to lead the Per Theater Charts this weekend.
The only other film to make it into the $10,000 club was last week's winner, Holy Girl which added $21,069 in 2 theaters for a $10,535 average.
April 26th, 2005
Only a single film made it into the $10,000 club this weekend as Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room opened with a huge $76,639 in just 3 theaters for an average of $25,546.
Last year was a big year for documentaries at the box office, but this year it's been slow so far; hopefully this film's run can help turn it around.
April 24th, 2005
April 22nd, 2005
This week we have not one but two films opening in, 'Select Cities.' Long time readers know how much I dislike this release strategy as it usually results in a very poor box office performance. Fortunately there is also an anticipated documentary to pick up the slack.
April 21st, 2005
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 this week's winner, Kicking and Screaming - Official Site.
April 14th, 2005
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 this week's winner, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants - Official Site.
March 31st, 2005
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 this week's winner, The Longest Yard - Official Site.