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DVD SALES SHOOT UP AT TARGET

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A $9 DVD sale at Target, the No. 2 home-video seller (after Walmart) in the nation, pushed several movies that have been out of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert top-ten sales list for weeks back into it again. (The Nielsen chart, which does not cite actual grosses, also does not include Walmart sales.) Home Media […]

APES RISE AGAIN ON DVD, BLU-RAY

January 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rise of the Planet of the Apes rose again to the top of the DVD sales charts last week, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. Disney/DreamWorks’ The Help placed second on the list, followed by Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. None of these had any significant competition from Final […]

CONSUMERS GO APES IN HOLIDAY DVD BUYS

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It doesn’t sound like the kind of movie you’d give to someone as a Christmas gift, but 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes debuted at the top of Nielsen VideoScan First Alert’s DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts last week. A movie that does seem like one that you’d […]

THE SMURFS REMAIN GREEN OVERSEAS

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This weekend overseas, The Smurfs chalked up another first-place victory as it grossed $14.9 million in 73 countries to bring its foreign total to $321 million. It has remained in the top spot since it opened on July 27. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a close second with $12.5 million in 60 […]

THE HELP WORKS ON LABOR DAY (UPDATED)

September 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Even without the benefit of 3D surcharges, DreamWorks/Paramount’s’ The Help easily managed to stay at the top of the box office for the third week in a row, beating a slew of films that did have 3D going for them during the summer, including debuting Shark Night 3D, which pretty much only played 3D venues. […]

THE HELP WORKS ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND

September 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Even without the benefit of 3D surcharges, DreamWorks/Paramounts’ The Help easily managed to stay at the top of the box office for the third week in a row, beating a slew of films that did have 3D going for them during the summer, including debuting Shark Night 3D, which pretty much only played 3D venues. […]

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE IN LINE WITH RECENT YEARS

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The last weekend of August is generally a weak period at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, last year the gross for the top 12 movies came to $90.1 million. In 2009 it was $109.8 million; in 2008, just $74 million; in 2007, $97 million; and in 2006, $84.1 million — an average […]

BOX OFFICE: A VICTIM OF IRENE

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With Hurricane — now Tropical Storm — Irene shutting down around 1,000 theaters on the East Coast and many moviegoers steering clear of the theaters that remained open, the box office tumbled to its lowest point of the year. Analysts estimated that revenue was down nearly 25 percent from the same weekend a year ago. […]

FOREIGN BOX OFFICE BELONGS TO SMURFS

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Sony’s The Smurfs held on to first place for the third consecutive week with $25.5 million, down just 28 percent from the previous week, to bring its foreign total to $256 million. Also holding strong was 20th Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which collected $22.1 million to lift its overseas […]

BOX OFFICE NEEDS HELP; THE HELP DOESN’T

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer may not be officially over, but it is so far as the box office is concerned. The top twelve films together earned only $106.4 million over the weekend, off 3.5 percent from a year ago, when the second week of The Expendables led with $17 million. This weekend’s leader, The Help, performed better than […]

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