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Army of the Dead and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/24/21 at 09:54 AM CT

What a world we live in that an animated sequel that came out Thanksgiving of last year is still the top draw at the box office and may become the highest-grossing film of 2020 as well as the highest-grossing North American film worldwide before its run is over. That's right, The Croods: A New Age was once again atop the box office with $1.7 million pushing its domestic total to $50.8 million …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of February 23 - March 1

Harley Lond - wrote on 02/22/21 at 10:10 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"The Croods: A New Age" (2020) The first prehistoric family is ready for another rocking adventure: The Croods have survived fanged beasts, natural disasters, and even young love, but now they must face their biggest challenge yet: another family. In search of a new home, the Croods discover a walled-in paradise created by the sophisticated Betterman family (emphasis on the …

Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Fatherhood and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/17/21 at 10:23 AM CT

Despite getting rave reviews, despite a powerhouse cast and relevant story, despite awards-season nominations and Oscar hopes - Judas and the Black Messiah had to settle for second place to a 12-week old animated film. That's right, The Croods: A New Age enjoyed a President's Day weekend bounce of 21.4% - enough that it took first place for the first time since December 11th with just over $2 …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of February 16 - February 23

Harley Lond - wrote on 02/15/21 at 09:22 PM CT

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
One of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era, Dziga Vertov’s "Man With a Movie Camera" (1929) utilizes rapid editing and innumerable other cinematic effects to create a work of amazing modernity and power. This dawn-to-dusk view of urban Soviet life shows people at work, at play, and at the machines that endlessly whirl to keep the metropolis …

Respect, Spirit Untamed and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/10/21 at 11:05 AM CT

Historically Superbowl weekend is one of the slowest as the football spectacular draws the biggest TV crowd of the year - not to mention the matchup of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes was already a big draw. While the game itself might have proven a bit underwhelming, it still meant one of the most painful box office results in recent memory. No film in the top five had a per-theater average over …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of February 9 - February 16

Harley Lond - wrote on 02/09/21 at 06:58 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Freaky" (2020) Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) is just trying to survive the bloodthirsty halls of Blissfield High and the cruelty of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the newest target of The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), her town's infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries. When The Butcher's mystical ancient dagger …

Boogie, Zack Snyer's Justice League and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/03/21 at 10:40 AM CT

Welcome back to another edition of the pandemic box office madness. This week, the trifecta of Denzel Washington, Jared Leto and Rami Malek managed to propel The Little Things to a Covid-era win with a $4.8 million debut, the best for an R-rated film since the whole pandemic hit. It hit that mark despite being one of the same-day streaming titles on HBO Max and also with less-than-stellar …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of February 2 - February 8

Harley Lond - wrote on 02/02/21 at 07:06 AM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Let Him Go" (2020) After their life is set off course following the tragic loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) leave their Montana ranch on a mission through the North Dakota desert to rescue their young grandson from a dangerous family living off the grid. Navigating tragedy and tumult, the couple soon …

Mostly Movie News in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/27/21 at 08:32 PM CT

Forget the weekend box office. If anyone is really still interested, Liam Neeson's The Marksman held on to the top spot with a mere $2 million and just managed to break the $1000 per-theater mark with $1005 average, raising its domestic total to $6.1 million.

The Croods: A New Age managed to leap above Wonder Woman: 1984 for second place with $1.8 million, dipping a light 9% after nine weeks …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of January 26 - February 1

Harley Lond - wrote on 01/25/21 at 10:48 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Come Play" Desperate for a friend, Oliver (Azhy Robertson), a lonely boy who feels different from everyone else, seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses Oliver’s devices against him to break into our world, Oliver’s parents (Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr.) must fight to save their son from the monster …



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