March 3rd, 2007
New releases dominated the top five including taking the number one spot with Babel. Babel opened with $8.73 million, just a fraction ahead of last week's winner, The Departed, which pulled in $8.58 million during its second week of release.
February 20th, 2007
It's not a great week for DVD releases.
While there are plenty worth talking about, few combine a high quality movie with top-notch extras.
Because of this, it was hard to pick a DVD Pick of the Week.
Sure, the two spotlight films on this week's list, Shut Up and Sing - Buy from Amazon and The Prestige - Buy from Amazon, are great, but the DVDs leave a lot to be desired.
So were the two Canadian entries, Trailer Park Boys - Buy from Amazon.ca and C.R.A.Z.Y. - Buy from Amazon.
In many ways Gandhi - Two-Disc Special Edition - Buy from Amazon was the best choice on this week's list, but I'm going with Trailer Park Boys - Buy from Amazon.ca (and I also recommend the massive box set as well).
You may call this is a result of a pro-Canada bias, and you would be right.
But at least I'm up front about it.
November 29th, 2006
As always, Award Season officially begins with the announcing of the Independent Spirit Award
nominations. While this is the first major awards to announce their nominations, they are one of the last to hand them out so the nominees have a long wait ahead of them.
October 3rd, 2006
The Queen was crowned champion of the per theatre charts this weekend after it earned an astounding $122,000 in 3 theatres for an average of $40,671. Even more impressive is the fact that it earned that in just two days as Friday's debut was actually part of the New York Film Festival and not a theatrical release. Second place went to another regally titled film, The Last King of Scotland; this film brought in $143,000 in 4 theatres for an average of $35,725. Even more impressive is the fact that it opened on Wednesday, which undoubtedly kept its weekend box office lower than it otherwise would have been. Both films seemed poised to earn some measure of mainstream success, which will really help their chances come awards season.
There were two other films to top $10,000 on the per theatre charts, Old Joy at $13,029 and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints at $11,848.
October 2nd, 2006
We have one of our biggest selections of prizes ever for our box office prediction contest this week with a total of six posters, two T-shirts, and 2 DVDs being given away.
Prizes come from The Departed, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, I Am a Sex Addict, and more.
To win, you need to predict the opening weekend for The Departed.
Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over will win posters from both The Departed and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, a Police T-shirt from The Departed, and I Am a Sex Addict.
Meanwhile the person who comes the closest to the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win posters from both The Departed and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, an Irish T-shirt from The Departed, and Windy City Heat on DVD.
In addition, two other lucky winners will be chosen at random and each will receive an additional The Departed poster.
Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
September 30th, 2006
It's a very, very short list this week with only the movies opening this weekend on the list. The reason for this is simple, I have come down with a rather nasty cold and after four or five days of cold medication have taken their toll. Fortunately, although the quantity is low, the quality is high including this winner of the Weekly Website Award: Open Season
- Official Site
September 29th, 2006
It's a great week for fans of limited releases. Among the seven limited releases coming out this week, two are being singled out as early Oscar favorites. Not only that, but most are earning overwhelming positive reviews.