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.
April 16th, 2007
For the second weekend in a row I had to dig hard to find some of the DVDs on this week's list. But unlike last weekend, there are a number of DVD releases that jumped out as contenders for DVD Pick of the Week including the gritty La Haine - Criterion Collection - Buy from Amazon and the Oscar winning The Last King of Scotland - Buy from Amazon. But in the end I went with sublime humor of The Venture Bros. - Season Two - Buy from Amazon, which may seem like a lowbrow choice compared to the others above, but it earns the title of DVD Pick of the Week.
January 8th, 2007
Although it doesn't come out on DVD until next week, Purgatory House is the featured film on this week's box office prediction contest with signed copies of both the DVD and the Poster available.
In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Arthur and the Invisibles, which is expected to be the widest release of the week.
Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a signed copy of Purgatory House on DVD, a signed copy of the poster, and a copy of History Boys CD soundtrack.
While the person who comes the closest to the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday, without going under, will win a signed copy of Purgatory House on DVD, a signed copy of the poster, and a copy of Broken Bridges on DVD.
Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
December 28th, 2006
Dreamgirls fell 40% during the second weekend of its road tour, but it still earned an incredible $228,000 in three theaters for an average of $75,879.
There were three other films to crack $10,000, all of them new releases.
Leading this pack was Letters from Iwo Jima with just under $90,000 in 5 theaters for an average of $17,819.
This is a better start than expected after the disappointing run by Flags of Our Fathers and if it earns a few more nominations, it could expand wide later on.
Another Oscar hopeful, The Painted Veil, placed third with an average of $12,771. Finally there was Venus, which started its run with $35,000 in 3 theaters for an average of $11,868.
December 5th, 2006
Not a single new release was able to top $10,000 on the per theater chart this week; in fact, none even came close.
But two holdovers were able to accomplish that feat.
Leading the way was Volver with an average of $12,675 in 30 theaters, while The History Boys managed $10,359 in 8.
November 28th, 2006
Volver returned to the top of the per theater charts for the third time in its four week run.
Over the 3-day portion of the weekend it earned an average of $17,071 in its 30 theaters and the movie is on pace to top Talk to Her as the biggest grossing film in Pedro Almodovar's career.
Second place went to Dhoom 2: Back in Action with a very impressive average of $15,540 in 63 theaters.
Even if the film sees the usual step drop-off for niche market films, the distributor has to be happy with its run. The History Boys didn't make history, but they did earn $100,000 in 7 theaters over the weekend for an average of $14,400.
The final film to make it into the $10,000 club was Two or Three Things I Know About Her with $10,764 in its lone theater.
November 24th, 2006
This week the list is abridged due to the holidays, but there are still a few good sites here. In fact, percent-wise, there are more good site than most weeks. However, the best site has already won the award while the rest don't quite reach the level of an Award-winning site. If I were to pick the best of the rest it would be Dhoom 2: Back in Action
- Official Site
November 23rd, 2006
Nearly a dozen limited releases make their debut this week, but while award season is right on top of us, none seem to have what it takes to earn some hardware.
October 30th, 2006
Not much in terms of international details this week and what little details there are, are based on studio estimates.
October 22nd, 2006
The German soccer
film, Deutschland. Ein Sommermarchen, remained in first place in Germany and sixth overall this weekend. It managed this feat by falling just 25% to $5.41 million on 671 screens for a two-week total of $14.67 million.
October 1st, 2006
This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Teenage Mutant Ninje Turtles, Resident Evil: Extinction and more.