April 24th, 2006
This week we our box office prediction contest features The Ice Harvest - DVD as the grand prize.
To win, simply predict the opening weekend for R.V., which opens this Friday in an estimated 3,000 theatres. Whoever comes closest to predicting the opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win The Ice Harvest on DVD.
Entries must be received by 10am, Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
March 11th, 2006
In a week that saw four new releases in the top ten, Walk the Line
won the weekly race with $11.78 in DVD rentals. (Like many releases, it was either not released on VHS or the studio is not tracking VHS rentals.)
March 5th, 2006
With the deadline to our largest ever contest just passing, we at The Numbers are proud to announce a new contest is starting on Monday.
February 27th, 2006
It's a deceptively slow week; while there are plenty of releases, many of them are totally unnoteworthy and that makes finding the exceptions harder to find. There are some really stellar releases including this week's DVD Pick of the Week, NewsRadio
- The Complete Third Season - Buy from Amazon
, while both Controversial Classics - Volume 2 - The Power of Media - Buy from Amazon
and The Ice Harvest
- Buy from Amazon
earn honorable mentions.
December 18th, 2005
Just Like Heaven
dipped at the box office falling out of the top five with $4.53 million on 1609 screens in 30 markets over the weekend for an early total of $18.04 million internationally. Its best opening was in Belgium where it debuted in second place with $252,000 on 40 screens over the weekend and $290,000 in total. It also had debuts in Holland with $139,000 on 57 screens over the weekend and $167,000 overall, and in Greece with $116,000 on 24 and Norway with $113,000 on 26. Holdovers include Germany where the film dropped 24% to $890,000 on 273 screens for a total of $2.41 million so far, while in Spain the film fell 39% to 718,000 on 200 screens for a two-week total of $3.09 million.
November 28th, 2005
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire continues to prop up an otherwise sagging box office.
It was the only film to top $20 million over the long weekend, the first time that just a single movie has topped that figure over Thanksgiving weekend since 1997.
This led to a decrease of 8.4% compared to last weekend, but the three-day weekend was still 1.7% more than last year. The five-day result was even better, with 2005 up 2.9% over 2004.
Year-to-date, 2005 is still 6% behind, but with a few more potential monster hits on their way, it could close the gap.
November 24th, 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 Producers
- Official Site
November 23rd, 2005
Thanksgiving Weekend is as busy as ever.
With five films opening wide (and another expanding wide) and with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire a dead cert to finish first again, many of the films will have a difficult time attracting moviegoers.
November 1st, 2005
Wow, that sucked.
October was a terrible month at the box office and all the gains made in September were erased. November promises to be better than October, but the real question is whether it will be better than November of last year.
On the plus side, last November was pretty bad, with most films missing expectations.
On the down side, there is only one guaranteed hit this month, and only a couple of others that should also perform well with both the critics and the moviegoers. If you have predictions of your own to make, feel free to head over to our forum and share them with our readers.
September 22nd, 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. This week's list is a little shorter than usual partially because I'm moving today and had to complete the list on Wednesday. Because of this there was no site that really stood out as deserving the Weekly Website Award; perhaps next week there will be two winners.