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MOVIES GIVE WAY TO TV SHOWS ON DVD SALES CHART

September 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Three season compilations of television shows nudged movies out of the DVD sales chart for last week. Indeed, the top seller for the week was ABC’s Lost: The Complete Sixth Season. The fourth season of Showtime’s Dexter also made the list at No. 4, followed by the seventh season of CBS’s NCIS. Sony’s The Back-up […]

DATE NIGHT TOPS HOME VIDEO CHARTS

August 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Steve Carell-Tina Fey-Mark Wahlberg comedy Date Night grabbed the No. 1 spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert DVD and Blu-ray sales charts and Home Media magazine’s rental chart for last week. Another comedy, Death at a Funeral, came in at No. 2. But appearing to reflect consumers’ lack of interest in paying premium […]

INGLOURIOUS OPENING FOR “KICK-ASS”

April 19, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The hyperviolent superheroes in Lionsgate’s action comedy Kick-Ass had their behinds whacked by the friendly dragons and Scottish-accented Vikings in Paramount/DreamWorks’s How to Train Your Dragon over the weekend. Or at least, so it seemed on Sunday morning as the studios issued their weekend estimates. Paramount said that Dragon soared to the top again in […]

“KICK-ASS” LIKELY TO PUMMEL RIVALS THIS WEEKEND

April 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Box office analysts are predicting that the R-rated comedy Kick-Ass will do just that this weekend to win its clash with Clash of the Titans, which has held the lead for the past two weekends but which is expected to slip to second place this time around. Another R-rated comedy, Death at a Funeral is […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “DEATH AT A FUNERAL”

April 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reviewers of the remake of the 2007 British farce Death at a Funeral are vritually equally divided between those who regard it as hilarious and those who apparently didn’t crack a smile. Among the former is the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Roger Ebert, who writes, “This is the best comedy since The Hangover, and although it’s almost […]