May 5th, 2010
We are entering summer, which is a great time of year for the box office, but a terrible time for home market releases. According to Amazon.com, the best-selling release of the week is Saving Private Ryan on Blu-ray, which is also arguably the best release of the week. But I'm awarding the Puck of the Week to Murdoch Mysteries: Season 2, which is a rare Canadian TV-on-DVD release.
May 4th, 2010
Francis Ford Coppola could have stopped directing in 1979 and he would have still been considered one of the greatest directors of all time having made Apocalypse Now and the first two Godfather movies. Had he not made another movie after 1979, many moviegoers would say his body of work ranked among the best. And since 1979, he's made a number of very good films; however, he hasn't had a wide release in more than a decade (since The Rainmaker came out). I'm not counting Supernova since he was brought in by the studio to re-edit Walter Hill's work. Despite earning excellent reviews, it wasn't able to live up to expectations at the box office. In fact, it has been a long, long time since a Francis Ford Coppola film has truly lived up to expectations at the box office. So much so that one begins to wonder if he's lost his touch. Perhaps with Tetro he's on his way back.
June 16th, 2009
There were half-a-dozen films that managed to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, led by Food, Inc. with an impressive average of $20,171 in three theaters.
This suggests at least some potential for expansion.
Moon opened in a few more theaters while its average was slightly below at $17,006, but this is also enough to suggest some potential for expansion.
Tetro opened on Thursday and earned nearly $40,000 over 4 days, but over the three-day weekend it managed an average of $16,221.
Away We Go expanded from 4 to 45 theaters, but still earned an average of $12,463, and this is very good news indeed. Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love opened with an average of $10,866 in three theaters while Le Combat Dans l'Ile opened with $10,217 in one.
The overall box office champion, The Hangover, came awfully close to the $10,000 mark with an average of $9,775.
March 13th, 2008
This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Confessions of a Shopaholic, Monsters vs Aliens, The Promotion, and more!
November 22nd, 2007
This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Angels & Demons, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Pinkville and more!
November 20th, 2007
This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive!