September 19th, 2005
Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases, classics and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. There were a few first run releases this week and more than a couple from the TV on DVD category, but the DVD pick of the week goes to a Special Edition release, Mallrats - 10th Anniversary Extended Edition - Buy from Amazon.
April 19th, 2005
Last week's winner on the per theater chart, Kung Fu Hustle, was able to repeat on top of the charts.
The film dropped a mere 8% to $35,373, and this bodes very well for its wide release this Friday.
Next on the list was the new film It's All Gone Pete Tong, which earned $19,717 in its lone theater, and was slightly ahead of the average for House of D at $18,186 average in two theaters. Rounding out the $10,000 club was the long-term release, Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela, which has been in theaters for half-a-year and earned $11,102 in its lone theater this week.
March 22nd, 2005
There was a tie this weekend atop the Per Theater Chart between Melinda and Melinda, both of which were directed by the team of Woody and Allen. Melinda and Melinda earned an amazing $74,238 in its lone theater, which is the best per theater average ever for a Fox Searchlight film over a three-day weekend.
March 8th, 2005
A dozen films took home Oscars
a little over a week ago, and while this usually results in a significant bounce at the box office, this year the returns were less than impressive.
March 8th, 2005
No film was able to reach the $10,000 club on the per theater charts this week, but at least two films were close. Leading the way was the overall box office leader, The Pacifier, which opened with an average of $9,758.
In second place with $9,020 was last week's winner, Downfall.
February 27th, 2005
The Aviator started out Oscar evening extremely well, but it was Million Dollar Baby that won the biggest prizes at the 77th annual Academy Awards.
February 26th, 2005
swept the 20th annual Independent Spirit Awards
winning all six categories it was nominated for.
February 1st, 2005
gave a box office boost to many films this past weekend while other films are too far into their runs for it to make a difference, (The Motorcycle Diaries
) or out of theatres completely, (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
.) But of the 35 films that received Oscar Nominations
, 17 saw increases in either their overall box office, per theatre average or both.
February 1st, 2005
The re-release of the classic boxing movie Raging Bull topped the Per Theater Charts this past weekend with $13,568 in one theater.
The only other film in the $10,000 club was Born into Brothels, which had its best performance since its debut, with over $30,000 in 3 theaters for an average of $10,554.
January 31st, 2005
On Saturday, the Directors Guild of America celebrated their 57th annual awards. And while there were many winners, only two awards were for theatrical releases.
January 25th, 2005
The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results.
Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations.
December 14th, 2004
The highly anticipated release, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou easily topped the per theatre chart with $113 thousand in just two theatres for a $56,543 average. But since there was almost no doubt about whether the film would finish first, the real question is how well it stood up compared to Wes Anderson's previous release, The Royal Tenenbaums. That film, opened in 2001 with an average of $55,396 in five theatres, so taking into account the narrower release and inflation, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou debut is weaker, and with merely average reviews it probably won't have the legs either.