February 17th, 2007
There were seven new releases
to chart this week including the new number one rental, Flags of Our Fathers
, which pulled in $7.66 million during its first weekend of release.
February 5th, 2007
It's the first Tuesday of the month and, like many months, it's a busy week for DVDs.
Busy, but not necessarily that strong.
Looking at the more than three dozen releases on this week's list, there's little here that I would consider DVD Pick of the Week material.
No first-run releases came even close, but there were a trio of other contenders: Eddie Murphy - Delirious - Buy from Amazon, Hellboy - Sword of Storms - Buy from Amazon, and The Science of Sleep - Buy from Amazon.
It is safe to say all three will end up in my ever-growing DVD collection, but Eddie Murphy - Delirious - Buy from Amazon alone is the DVD Pick of the Week.
I think that's the first time a stand-up concert film has earned that honor.
December 15th, 2006
led the way when the Golden Globe
nominations were announced today with seven nominations while The Departed
was close behind with six.
September 19th, 2006
Not a single film in the top five beat expectations by any significant margin.
Even so, with the terrible result last weekend the overall box office was still able to rebound a little, up 7.7% to $78 million.
However, that was still 9.0% lower than the same weekend last year.
So far the fall season has not kept up the winning ways we saw throughout the summer, but 2006 still has a bit of time to turn things around before we need to worry again.
September 12th, 2006
The second weekend in September is quite often the slowest weekend of the year, and that appears to be the case here. Overall the total box office was a mere $71 million.
To put that into perspective, if that was earned by just one film this weekend, it would only place fourth on the list of 2006's biggest openings.
Needless to say, the overall box office was down this weekend, by a massive 31.3% from the last weekend.
Compared to the same weekend last year the decline was smaller at 18.2%, but that was a more devastating result in the overall scheme of things.
September 8th, 2006
After a very busy month, the number of site on this week's list dropped off dramatically. The decline in quantity was accompanied by a decline in quality with no site jumping out as the obvious choice for the Weekly Website Award. The Guardian
- Official Site
came the closest, but it will have to wait till more features are added for that honor.
September 7th, 2006
This week we have a trio of new releases opening wide, but only one of them managed a theater count above 2,000.
I suppose the studios for the other two films are hoping to earn high per theater averages and expand in the coming weeks based on strong word-of-mouth.
But that almost never works.
September 1st, 2006
I've said it before and I'll say it again, September is the worst month of the year for movies.
Not only are there usually very few hits released at this time of year, but the average is dragged way down by the large number of movies simply dumped on the market.
This year the September dumping ground doesn't look quite as bad as years past.
In fact, several low-level hits and maybe even an Oscar contender are opening wide.
However, those few bright spots will be buried due to the sheer number of releases -- an average of 3 and a half films are opening wide each week.
August 26th, 2006
It's another busy week with nearly three dozen films being represented here. Taking top prize is Invincible
- Official Site
, although there were a few others that could take that claim before all is said and done.
July 28th, 2006
Another big week for movie sites with several excellent entries. In this crowded field there were a lot of sites that showed promise and could be just one big update away from winning the award. But this week the best of the best was World Trade Center
- Official Site
. Let's hope that the movie can live up to the site.
July 14th, 2006
It's a good week for website with what could be the last big hit of the year launching its flash site. That movie, Miami Vice
, and its Official Site
, is the winner of the Weekly Website Award.