January 31st, 2005
On Saturday, the Directors Guild of America celebrated their 57th annual awards. And while there were many winners, only two awards were for theatrical releases.
January 25th, 2005
The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results.
Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations.
January 24th, 2005
Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. Speaking of TV on DVD, this week is massive on that front with more than a dozen complete season sets coming out tomorrow. One of these, Married... With Children
- The Complete Third Season - Buy from Amazon
is my DVD pick of the week, along with Mean Creek
- Buy from Amazon
July 28th, 2004
It was a busy week on the per theatre charts, both in terms of the number of films to hit $10,000 per theatres and the number of films to hit milestones. Surprisingly, Maria Full of Grace
repeated at the top of the per theatre chart with $19,562, which is a drop of only 1.5% from its opening. Next was the overall box office champ, Bourne Supremacy
with a $16,595 average in 3,165 theatres. Very close behind in third place was Zatoichi
with $15,276. Rounding out the $10,000 club was Home at the End of the World
and Festival Express
with averages of $12,946 and $12,074 respectively.
June 9th, 2004
In its third weekend of release, Control Room saw its per theatre average increase from $24,755 last weekend to $25,320 this weekend while finishing first on the charts for the third weekend in a row. Add in the fact that this was a post holiday weekend and this film needs to expand to take advantage of the demand and it needs to expand now.
June 4th, 2004
With the juggernaut that is Harry Potter
entering theatres this week, it is a very light week with competition. No wide releases and only 3 limited releases dared go up against the teenage wizard. And two of those are re-releases.
June 3rd, 2004
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 the winner for the week, Two Brothers
- Official Site
. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details.