The drama revolves around a lone hero who fights his way across the wasteland of post-apocalyptic America. He's the protector of a sacred book that may hold the key to saving humanity.
Despite three new releases hitting the home video shelves this past week, last week's apocalyptic winner still remained on top. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Book of Eli repeated as the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray for the second week in a row.
The Denzel Washington release managed to hold off stiff competition from the Matt Damon new release Green Zone, which took a close second place on the DVD sales charts. It was said that Green Zone sold 90% of the units that The Book of Eli sold in its second week on the shelves. Green Zone did come away with a win on the DVD rental charts, knocking The Book of Eli down to second place in rentals.Read More
A Denzel Washington apocalyptic thriller laid the competition to waste on the home video charts last week. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Book of Eli took the top spot on the DVD sales charts, DVD rental charts and the Blu-ray sales charts in its first week on the shelves, the week ending June 20.
The film bumped Alice in Wonderland out of the top spot on the DVD sales charts, which it had held for the past two weeks, knocking it down to second place. It was a distant second place as well, as it was reported that The Book of Eli outsold Alice in Wonderland by a three-to-one margin.Read More
You can bring home Denzel Washington roaming the apocalyptic countryside on DVD and Blu-ray this June. The Book of Eli will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 15th. We don't have any pricing details on these new releases, but the Blu-ray will come with a Digital Copy and also a standard-definition version of the film as well. The film stars Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Frances De La Tour and Michael Gambon.
Eli walks alone in post-apocalyptic America. He heads west along the Highway of Death on a mission he doesn't fully understand but knows he must complete. In his backpack is the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a revived society. Or in the wrong hands, the hammer of a despot. Denzel Washington is Eli, who keeps his blade sharp and his survival instincts sharper as his quest thrusts him into a savage wasteland...and into explosive conflict with a resourceful warlord (Gary Oldman) set on possessing the book. "We walk by faith, not by sight," quotes Eli. Under the taut direction of the Hughes Brothers (Menace II Society), those words hit home with unexpected meaning and power.Read More
Coming as a surprise to no one, James Cameron's 3D outer-space epic Avatar continued to set records and earned another $41 million at the box office this weekend. The film, is now the third highest grossing domestic movie of all-time surpassing classics like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and has only The Dark Knight and Cameron's own Titanic to beat to take the top-spot on that list, which is now looking more and more likely. Avatar only slipped 17.9% from last week earning $12,572 in each of the 3,285 theaters that the film was shown in bringing the movie's grand total to an extremely impressive $491 million in just five weeks. The film is all but guaranteed to cross the $500 million domestically sometime this week. For the first time in almost a month a new film has been able to crack the top three as Denzel Washington's post-apocalyptic action film The Book Of Eli directed by The Hughes Brothers and co-starring Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis came in number two on the charts in its debut weekend. The film, which was seen in 3,111 theaters made an average of $10,162 per theater for an opening weekend total of around $31.6 million.
The highly anticipated new film from acclaimed director Peter Jackson, The Lovely Bones, based on the beloved book of the same name did shocking well in its sixth week on the charts as the film finally went wide across the country and managed to move up to the third spot in the box office. The film, saw a amazing 44,129% rise in ticket sales as the movie was added in nearly 2,560 theaters for an average of $6,656 per each of the 2,563 theaters that the film was shown for a weekend total of roughly $17 million bringing the film's total gross so far to $17,527, still very shy of the movie's $100 million budget. The children's film, Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel, a sequel to the popular 2007 film starring the singing critters, continues to score well with kids but fell back one spot to fourth place in its fourth week on the charts. The movie, which was in 3,296 theaters over the weekend dropped 30.6% from last week and only made $3,489 per theater for a weekend total of $11.5 million bringing its grand total to a almost $200 million in just four weeks, not bad for a film that only cost $75 million to make. Rounding off the top five and dropping three places from last week is the Guy Ritchie adapted, film of the classic Arthur Conan Doyle novels, Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. in the title role along with Jude law as his partner Watson and Rachel McAdams. The film, dropped nearly 40% in its fourth week on the charts and made only $3,096 per each of its 3,173 theaters for a weekend total of around $9.7 million, bringing it's grand total to around $180 million and surpassing its $90 million budget with ease.Read More