April 1st, 2006
Despite a weak DVD, Derailed topped the rental charts with $8.39 million during its first week of release.
Last week's winner, A History of Violence, fell 28% to $6.42 million and now has $15.42 million during its home market run. A pair of family films, Chicken Little and Dreamer - Inspired by a True Story, came in third and fourth with $5.68 million and $5.45 million respectively. Rounding our the top five was Walk the Line, which added $5.10 million to its four-week total of $34.19 million.
March 20th, 2006
Another busy week in terms of total releases, but only one jumps out as a must have.
That's Capote - Buy from Amazon, the DVD pick of the week.
January 31st, 2006
again led the list of nominees as with 8 Oscar nods. There were three films with six nominations a piece, Crash
, Good Night and Good Luck
, and Memoirs of a Geisha
, (although for that last one, they were all the less prestigious technical awards.
January 6th, 2006
The Writers Guild of America
announced its nominations this week, and while there are plenty of awards, only three are for theatrical releases.
January 3rd, 2006
Match Point was the clear winner on this week's per theatre average charts, as it earned nearly $400,000 in just 8 theatres for an average of $49,824.
The second placed film, The New World, was well back with an average of $19,383 during its first full weekend of release. The Matador, which was the only other new film of the weekend, earned $69,000 in 4 theatres for a per theatre average of $17,275.
Last week's number one film, Cache (Hidden), slipped to fourth place with a still healthy $14,532.
Brokeback Mountain climbed back above the $10,000 market with $3.6 million in 269 theatres for an amazing average of $13,455 during its fourth week of release.
Lastly, Casanova made $400,000 in 37 theatres during its first full weekend of release for an average of $10,963.
December 20th, 2005
Brokeback Mountain remained in top spot on the per theatre charts despite a massive expansion in its theatre count.
It went from five theatres to 69 while its per theatre average remained amazing at $36,355.
Second place went to The Producers with an average of $25,765 in five theatres, which is a good start, but perhaps not as good as Universal was hoping for.
Memoirs of a Geisha slipped to third with $25,045 in 52 theatres; it's not holding up as well as Brokeback Mountain did, but that's hardly a reason for Sony to be upset.
The overall box office champ, King Kong, came in fourth with an average of $14,050 in its 3,568 theatres.
December 13th, 2005
Brokeback Mountain was the big winner today as Golden Globe nominations were announced. With seven nods, it led all films, which is an important Oscar indicator.
November 30th, 2005
The Independent Spirit Awards announced the nominations today and The Squid and the Whale
led the way with six nominations, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and nods in three of the four acting categories.
November 29th, 2005
Syriana made an unbelievable start over the Thanksgiving weekend, earning just shy of $375,000 in 5 theatres for a per theatre average of $74,900 — easily the best over the weekend.
Last week's winner, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was pushed into second place with an average of $14,185 in 3858 theatres, which would have been an impressive opening for most blockbusters.
November 15th, 2005
There was a surprise leader at the top of the Per Theatre Charts, with Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic earning an impressive average of $17,782 in its 7 theatres.
Next up was Pride and Prejudice, which reached the top ten with $2.9 million in 215 for an average of $13,326. Lastly, there was Gay Sex in the 70s, which actually won last week's race after all the late figures came in; this weekend is added $11,744 to its box office while still playing in the one theatre.
November 1st, 2005
Note: Since this article was written, we have received opening weekend numbers for Ballet Russes, which earned $12,230 in a single theater, and tops the final chart
The re-release of The Passenger led the way on the per theatre charts, with an average of $12,079 in two theatres.
Just behind was Paradise Now with a nearly identical average of $12,006, but the latter film did it in twice as many theatres.
The only holdover to top $10,000 was Shopgirl, with 460,000 in 42 theatres for an average of $11,037. Lastly, the overall box office champ, Saw II , just managed to reach the that milestone with $31.7 million in 2,949 theatres for an average of $10,758.
October 18th, 2005
There were four films in the $10,000 club this weekend, but not one of them was a new release.
Leading the way for the second weekend in a row was Good Luck and Good Luck, with an average of $18,305, despite seeing its theatre count climb from 11 to 68.
Second place went to Capote, which is holding on really well, with just over $360,000 in 30 theatres for an average of $12,129.
The Squid and the Whale just finished ahead of Little Manhattan, $10,368 to $10,355.
October 11th, 2005
Despite playing in nearly three times as many theatres as its nearest competitor, Good Luck and Good Luck was still able to top the Per Theatre Charts with an incredible $420,000 in just 11 theatres for an average of $38,313.
In second place was The Squid and the Whale with $125,000 on 4 screens for an average of $30,927 over three days and $155,000 over 5.
The first of two holdovers, Capote, finished third with an average of $16,489 in 24 theatres, while the last film in the $10,000 club was Little Manhattan, which dropped less than 16% to $15,354.
October 7th, 2005
It is a very unusual week for limited releases as there were five wide releases and only four films on the limited release list.
(Undoubtedly there are more, but these are only ones with confirmed release dates.)
That doesn't mean the quality is amazing, but we have two films that are practically guaranteed to be players during award season.
October 6th, 2005
During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Waiting...
- Official Site
September 1st, 2005
During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Serenity
- Official Site
August 25th, 2005
During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Corpse Bride
- Official Site