April 22nd, 2010
A Nightmare on Elm Street will likely be the only saturation level release next week and it is clearly the best shot at top spot. But I think the studio would agree, more importantly, it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for A Nightmare on Elm Street.
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 Planet Hulk on Blu-ray.
Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Wolverine & X-Men: Fate of the Future on DVD.
Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
March 23rd, 2010
An excellent week with at least four releases that are worthy of Pick of the Week honors: The African Queen, Mad Men: Season Three, and both Toy Story Blu-rays. (In addition, there are several other releases that are worth picking up.) I found it impossible to limit my pick to just one, so I'm going with the Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Blu-ray / DVD Combo sets as the Pick of the Week.
March 18th, 2010
Lionsgate has released a number of direct-to-DVD Marvel movies in the past. Of those, many would call Hulk vs. the best. So there are high expectations for Planet Hulk to be at least as strong as the previous Hulk release.
March 3rd, 2010
New releases were able to take four of the top five spots on this week's sales chart. This includes Zombieland, which took the top spot with 975,000 units and $16.15 million in opening week consumer spending at retail.
Michael Jackson's This Is It was pushed into second place with a solid weekly total of 562,000 units, to lift its total to 2.08 million units and $33.22 million. Love Happens opened in third place with a mere 236,000 units for a total of $4.72 million during its opening week. Amelia also struggled with debut sales of just 205,000 units ($3.69 million). The direct-to-DVD release Planet Hulk opened in fifth place with 153,000 units / $2.32 million, which is strong for this type of release.
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