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New Releases are Smokin' Hot on the Home Market

April 27th, 2007

New releases went one-two-three on the rental charts with Smokin' Aces leading the way after taking in $6.68 million. Both The Last King of Scotland at $6.40 million and Freedom Writers at $6.11 million were close behind. The best holdover was The Good Shepherd, which fell from first to fourth with $5.79 million for a three week total of $21.60 million. Finally, Pursuit of Happyness was able to capture fifth with $5.61 million for the week and $30.56 million after nearly a month of release.

Just missing the top five was Notes on a Scandal as the film was able to secure sixth spot with $4.73 million. The only other new releases to chart were way down the list. National Lampoon's Pucked placed 39th with $620,000 while The History Boys placed 43rd with $580,000.

Over on the sales chart, new releases were also able to earn the top three places again led by Smokin' Aces. However, Freedom Writers were able to beat The Last King of Scotland in a close race for second place. Two kids' films, Happy Feet and Charlotte's Web rounded out the top five.

Notes on a Scandal was the best of the rest of the new release earning eighth place while TV on DVD release, and DVD Pick of the Week, The Venture Bros. - Season Two placed tenth. The latest special edition for Spider-Man 2 came in 12th place, and that bodes very well for Spider-Man 3. Finally, the second TV on DVD release to chart, SpongeBob SquarePants, came in 17th place.


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Filed under: Spider-Man 2, Happy Feet, The Pursuit of Happyness, Charlotte's Web, The Good Shepherd, Freedom Writers, Smokin' Aces, The Last King of Scotland, Notes on a Scandal, The History Boys, Pucked