February 6th, 2009
Next week it's Friday the 13th, and if that wasn't scary enough, the next day it's Valentine's day. Aahhhhhh! We has two real choices for the target film this week, a romantic comedy and a horror film, and we decided the horror film, Friday the 13th, was more appropriate.
In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Friday the 13th.
Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Russell Peters - Red, White, and Brown on DVD, as well as Stoned Age on DVD, and finally, Rent - Filmed Live on Broadway on DVD.
Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win Russell Peters - Red, White, and Brown on DVD, as well as Stoned Age on DVD.
Additionally, one lucky entrant will be chosen at random, and they will win the third copy of Russell Peters - Red, White, and Brown on DVD.
Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
January 20th, 2009
A terrible week for first run releases. There are five such releases on this week's list, but they has a combined haul of around $130 million, and nearly $100 million of that came from two films. With no big releases, we had to look other places for the DVD Pick of the Week. Repo! The Genetic Opera on Blu-ray is a clear contender for that title, but its lack of mass appeal is troublesome. This American Life - Season Two is a safer pick, but it is a Borders Exclusive release. Regardless of these issues, both releases are worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. Despite the weakness at the top, there are still more than enough total releases to cause this column to stretch into two parts. The first part can be found here.
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