The Blu-ray release of Inception regained the top-selling spot during the week ended December 26, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. Now in its third week in stores, Warner's action thriller narrowly outsold Universal's Despicable Me. The biggest new release of the week, Sony Pictures' Salt, only made it to number 3, but got a remarkable 39% of its total sales from its Blu-ray edition, despite not including a DVD.
Surprised that Easy A didn't make the top ten, considering the good reviews it got and how relatively well it did in theaters.. Even if Blu-ray like all technology is guy-centric, you'd think it'd be more popular than a critical and commercial flop like Wall Street 2.
I'm pretty disappointed Easy A didn't even make the top ten. It wasn't a great movie but for a "teen comedy" in the style of a John Hughes movie, it was pretty good(and had heart). It showed how funny Emma Stone could be as well. Didn't it do well at the box office?
@mredman: people vote people down for different reasons. Some may have voted you down because they don't like Salt. Others may have voted you down because you sound like a fanboy for the movie. I don't vote people down when I disagree with people, but I do vote people down when they're completely off topic ("Well, why haven't they released 'The Three Stooges go to the Moon' yet?") or when they add nothing to the conversation. If all someone says is, "I love that movie", I vote them down. If they say something like, "I love this movie because it examines the human condition in a way that has never been expressed before and the use of weird angles adds to the mood", then I vote them up, even if I don't personally like the movie.
mredman, is it really that important to you that others agree with your comments and give you a positive vote? "Oh no, some internerd voted me down. My life is ruined!" Jeez, who really gives a rat's a**?
I agree with Reid, Inception was a solid movie but it wasn't anything exceptional. full of the stuff that college freshmen find so intriguing but for adults I think it was just another sci-fi action thriller. Still, as far as movies of 2010 it's one of the best, speaks more to the general lack of quality of movies this year. I liked Scott Pilgrim a lot more than Inception.
i wonder if it has anything to do with the fact there were no good releases these last two weeks aside from Despicable Me? I mean, a few good titles came out this month, but aside from Cronos and Videodrome it was not the strongest of months. Inception was a good movie, but (I know people will vote me down for this) so overrated and not as great as people are making it out to be. Great BD release though in the AV dept. Thought The Town was much better and more entertaining and not "complicated/cerebral" for the sake of being so.
I thought Inception was a very good movie. It was exciting and emotional. And unlike most of today's movies, I felt like the story and the characters came before the effects. It might be a little overrated, but not nearly as much as movies like Avatar.
i liked Inception. I thought it was a good movie and even bought it, but I feel like people are making it out to be a masterpiece, and that I do not agree with. Though, obviously, that is only my opinion. So to each his own. The acting and the story had a lot of heart (not like Avatar,) but I still felt like it was trying very hard to be overly complicated and thoughtful for no reason at times. Maybe a more simple aproach would have made me enjoy it much more. However, totally had a great time in theaters (twice) and money well spent for the BD.
By the way, totally agree with what you said about Avatar and how OVERRATED it is.
Do plan to check out Salt in the future, but just going to Netflix it.
I don't think Inception was "trying to be complicated". As long as you pay attention, it really isn't that hard to grasp. The cool thing about Inception is that everything, including the action sequences and slow-mo scenes (which are usually lame...I'm looking at you Jason Statham) serve a narrative purpose. I'm convinced it's only a small minority of people that really complain about the script "trying to be complicated" and the vast majority of lay people and movie critics alike enjoyed a summer blockbuster that was actually smart and entertaining the whole run time, unlike The Expendables and The A-Team.
I don't think the movie was complicated and I had no problem understanding it. Though that was the problem for me. I think it was trying very hard to be complicated and difficult to understand, but it really wasn't. However, I will say it again, it was very entertaining and I even watched it twice in theaters. Couldn't agree more that The A-Team and The Expendables were not entertaining: in fact I have not been as let down or disappointed as I was by The Expendables in a long long time...that is saying something considering some of the horrible stuff that has come out lately: Avatar, Last Airbender, etc. I usually love movies that are cheesy, but some how retain some charme to them (my BD collection has stuff like Rocky, The Running Man, and all sorts of cheese,) which The Expendables did not have. Back to the subject though...Considering the movies out lately Inception deserves to be up there, but I am surprised The Town is not lower on the list like at number 2 or 3.
The Expendables was for people like us; don't love those drama movies that Hollywood try to pass as an action-er but like old school action movies that kick behind. If u went to see the expendables hoping to see an Oscar worthy performance, u were in the wrong place because that's not what action movies are about. Don't get me wrong; I have my soft sides that like movies like the English Patient, No where in Africa, Tsotsi etc. but hate slow movies that try to disguise themselves action packed.
I love Stallone because he understands his materials and he has gotten to grasp the fact that we need more of these movies; Rambo (+ Ninja Assassin + Taken) gave me the jolt and the Expendables just made it for me. The expendables had a heart even amongst the bombardments and I thought that was good enough because this ain't about drama and all that hence the story and plot was excellent for me. Stallone knew what we needed and wasted no time in making action movie lovers happy and the BOX OFFICE alone tells all we need to know.