September 18th, 2007
There are even more TV on DVD releases this week, many of them worth adding to your DVD collection.
I would say that fans of TV on DVD might be tempted to mortgage their house in order to pay for all of the great sets coming out, but after the sub-prime meltdown, that's probably no longer an option. As for the DVD Pick of the Week, I decided to go with a David Hewlett double-shot with both Stargate Atlantis - The Complete Third Season and A Dog's Breakfast winning that honor.
May 8th, 2007
Spider-man 3 not set records on the overall charts, but it also earned the highest-ever per theater average for a movie playing in wide release.
Its average of $35,540 beats the record set by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest when it set the previous all-time high weekend mark in July last year.
Spider-Man wasn't the only film to reach the $10,000 club though, as three new limited releases also managed that feat, led by Waitress, which made $92,000 over the weekend (and $112,000 in total), for an average of $23,009 in its four theaters.
This is enough to suggest the film should be able to earn at least some measure of mainstream success.
Paris, Je T'Aime was close behind with an average of $19,621 in its two theaters, while Away From Her earned an average of $13,317 in four.
May 4th, 2007
The prospect of going up against Spider-Man 3 didn't scare away limited releases this week.
This is not surprising, as their role during the summer blockbuster season could be described as the ultimate in counter-programming.
Among the lengthy list, there's a new take on the Bollywood tale, two competing Canadian films, and an early hopeful for Summer indie darling.
It is this last film, Waitress, that appears to have the best shot at mainstream success.
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