October 21st, 2007
New releases took three of the top five places including Surf's Up, which earned first place with $8.13 million. This is unusual since kids movies tend to place higher on the sales chart than the rental chart, but that was not the case here.
October 9th, 2007
The holiday-delayed list is here, but there are not many releases I can get truly excited about. There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list that deserve to be seen, but only one rises to the level of a DVD Pick of the Week and that is Black Sheep - Unrated - Buy from Amazon. Fair warning, this movie is not for everyone, but it manages to mix the gore and giggles nearly perfectly and fans of such movies will certainly want to add it to their DVD collections.
July 24th, 2007
Sunshine opened stronger than expected at the weekend, earning close to $250,000 in 10 theaters for an average of $24,296.
This is more than enough to justify expanding over the coming weeks, but a wide release is still not guaranteed.
The only other film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was Partner with $10,073.
June 26th, 2007
Only one film was able to top $10,000 on the per theater chart, but it did so with ease.
Sicko earned $68,969 in its lone theater, and also sold out all 43 advanced screenings.
This is a very good sign for Friday's wide release, although I'm still not confident it will open in the top five.
June 24th, 2007
One of the most anticipate films of the summer became the best site of the week. The Simpsons Movie - Official Site is finally here and the winner of the Weekly Website Award.
June 22nd, 2007
This week's collection of limited releases includes movies about killer sheep, health care that can kill, and guys who get paid to kill.
Despite this wide, wide range of subjects, there is one thing that almost all these films have in common -- they are all earning excellent reviews.
This week, earning just 75% positive is considered average.
Hopefully the competition doesn't hurt the films too much as they deserve to reach wider audiences.
June 17th, 2007
There weren't as many websites on this week's list as in the past few weeks, but there were at least three that earned some consideration for the Weekly Website Award. In the end, that honor went to I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry - Official Site.
June 1st, 2007
With the irrational exuberance of May over, June promises to be a solid month with a number of big hits opening. In fact, every week there's at least one film being released that has a legitimate shot at $100 million at the box office and two films that should hit $200 million. If both Ratatouille and Evan Almighty make it there, we will have six $200 million films so far this year, just two back of 2005's record. On the other hand, there are also a number of films on this month's list that may or may not open wide, and for most of these becoming a midlevel hit will be a chore.
May 19th, 2007
Either it was a really slow week or my Google-Fu is way off, because there's a short list this week. Not only were there very few new / updated sites, but there was nothing that jumped out as award winners. I was tempted to give the award to The Transformers - Official Site just for the new trailer, but I already geeked-out over that site when the first trailer came out. In the end there just wasn't a site worthy of the award this week.
May 12th, 2007
Not the best week for sites as there was only one that had even a chance of winning, Surf's Up - Official Site. There were a couple others that showed potential, but they will need a little more work to win.
April 29th, 2007
This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Introducing the Dwights, Daddy Day Camp, Dedication and more.
March 11th, 2007
This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Shooter. Pathfinder, Speed Racer and more.
January 15th, 2007
This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Breaking and Entering, Two Weeks, Case 39 and more.
November 12th, 2006
This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Halloween, Saw 4, The Incredible Hulk and more.