|In Technical Roles||Story Creator||4||$138,643,318||$181,674,572||$320,317,890|
|Best known as a Story Creator based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $320,317,890 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #344)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Disney's A Christmas Carol (Story Creator), Fitoor (Story Creator), Great Expectations (Story Creator)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jim Carrey, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Julian Holloway|
April 15th, 2014
It is a busy week on the home market with five films that either opened at least semi-wide or expanded semi-wide. However, unlike last week, there's no monster hit like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug leading the way. In fact, most of the semi-wide or wide releases on this week's list were critical and box office disappointments. Only Philomena did well with critics. Fortunately, it did well enough that it is a contender for Pick of the Week without even considering the extras on the DVD or Blu-ray. There are a few other new releases that are noteworthy, but most of them are catalog Blu-ray releases. These include Touch of Evil on Blu-ray and Double Indemnity on Blu-ray. In the end, I went with Touch of Evil, but I literally had to roll a dice to decide.
November 8th, 2013
There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, including several that have earned more pre-release buzz that most limited releases earn. However, many of these films' reviews are good, but not great. The Book Thief is one such film, but it could still find an audience in limited release, although its plans to expand wide are very unlikely to happen. How I Live Now and Great Expectations are in similar positions.
Featured Blu-ray Review: Disney Christmas Double-Shot: Mickey's Christmas Carol and A Very Merry Pooh Year
November 3rd, 2013
This week there is a double-shot of Disney Christmas specials making their debut on Blu-ray. Mickey's Christmas Carol has been released more than once, including on Volume 7 of the Walt Disney Animation Collection, which I previously reviewed. The second is A Very Merry Pooh Year, a Winnie the Pooh special from 2002. Are either of them worth checking out? And how do they look on Blu-ray?
|2/12/2016||Fitoor||Based on 'Great Expe…||$528,799||$3,159,295||$3,688,094|
|11/8/2013||Great Expectations||Story Creator||$258,656||$661,443||$920,099|
|11/6/2009||Disney's A Christmas Carol||Story Creator||$137,855,863||$177,853,834||$315,709,697|
|11/6/2006||A Christmas Carol||Based on the novel by||$0||$0||$0|