Saturday, January 05, 2013

January Box Office Derby

Wherein older animation titles are declining, even as they're made ready for digital downloads and little silver disks.

Monsters, Inc. 3D -- $25.1 million
Rise of the Guardians -- $95.4 million
Wreck-It Ralph -- $177.7 million

Wreck-It is the most recent animation release that's scored big domestically. Guardians will float over the $100 million road marker in the next week, and DWA's next big release -- The Croods -- rolls out in a few months.

Then, of course, there are the home video releases:

Disney is the latest studio to jump on the emerging trend of releasing a key title in Digital HD before becoming available on disc and on-demand. Wreck-It-Ralph, which has made $175.5 million domestically and $275M-plus globally to date, will get that treatment February 12, while its Blu-ray, DVD and VOD offerings will come available March 5. ...

In 2013, there are many technology and money waves to ride when squeezing the full potential out of your movie. Our fine entertainment conglomerates don't like to leave any stones unturned. ...


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