High school senior Carson Phillips was on a path to greatness, when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot. Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids concocted with his best friend and a home life that includes a mother's more interested in the bottle than her son's future and an estranged father who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée
||January 6th, 2013 (Special Engagement) by TriBeca Films|
January 11th, 2013 (Limited) by TriBeca Films, released as Struck by Lightning
||May 21st, 2013 by New Video Group|
||Video-on-Demand Premiere, Life in a Small Town, Voiceover/Narration, Screenplay Written By the Star, Non-Chronological, Terminal Illness, Faulty Memory, Addiction, Dysfunctional Family, High School Hell, Blackmail, Death of a Son or Daughter|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
It's an abridged list of DVD and Blu-ray releases report this week due to technical difficulties. The best selling new release of the week is True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray Combo Pack, which is certainly worth owning for fans. However, the best releases are the Hayao Miyazaki Double-Shot, Howl's Moving Castle on Blu-ray Combo Pack and My Neighbor Totoro on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Most prefer the former, but I prefer the latter.
Quartet opened on top of the per theater chart with an average of $23,561 in two theaters. This is very impressive, especially for this time of year. Amour expanded from 3 to 15 theaters, but you couldn't tell from its per theater average, as it held very well down just 14% to $17,138.
With the Oscar nominations announced yesterday, the focus is on the the high-caliber films from 2012 that are still in theaters. This will hurt the new wide releases coming out this week, but it will be devastating to the limited releases. There's only one film on this week's list that looks like it might escape relatively unharmed: Quartet.
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