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Josh Groban is Back on Top of the Charts

February 16, 2013

M_JoshGrobanArtwork“Popera” crooner and a former Grammy nominee Josh Groban grabbed his third # 1 album this week as his fifth release, All That Echoes, debuted on top with 145,000 copies on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. That easily held off new releases from Tim McGraw, rock bands Red and Coheed & Cambria and the latest Now! compilation. Watch for a big shake up next week with the Grammy Awards causing a lot of albums to get big boosts like Album of the Year winners Mumford & Sons who already climb back up four notches. For now, check out the new top ten below.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. All that Echoes- Josh Groban (debut)
2. Two Lanes of Freedom- Tim McGraw (debut)
3. Now 45- Various Artists (debut)
4. Babel- Mumford & Sons (last week~ 7)
5. Passione- Andrea Bocelli (lw~ 2)
6. Believe: Acoustic- Justin Bieber (lw~ 1)
7. Release the Panic- Red (debut)
8. Unorthodox Jukebox- Bruno Mars (lw~ 6)
9. The Aftermath: Descension- Coheed & Cambria (debut)
10. The Lumineers- The Lumineers (lw~ 10)

And here’s the video for Josh Groban’s first single from All That Echoes,” Brave” which just hit the top 20 on the AC charts.

Over on the Hot 100, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis make it four weeks on top with “Thrift Shop” while a bunch of songs enter the top-tier. Justin Timberlake‘s “Suit & Tie” gets a Grammy boost and returns to # 8 while Maroon 5 grabs their third consecutive top ten single from their Overexposed album with “Daylight” and Bruno Mars‘ second single from Unorthodox Jukebox, “When I Was Your Man” joins his former # 1 “Locked Out of Heaven”. Check out the new top ten below and head to Billboard for more on all the charts.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Thrift Shop”- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (last week~ 1)
2. “Locked Out of Heaven”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 2)
3. “Scream & Shout”- Will.I.Am w/ Britney Spears (lw~ 3)
4. “Ho Hey”- The Lumineers (lw~ 4)
5. “I Knew You Were Trouble”- Taylor Swift (lw~ 5)
6. “Don’t You Worry Child”- Swedish House Mafia w/ John Martin (lw~ 6)
7. “Daylight”- Maroon 5 (lw~ 14)
8. “Suit & Tie”- Justin Timberlake w/Jay Z (lw~ 13)
9. “When I Was Your Man”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 22)
10. “Beauty & A Beat”- Justin Bieber w/ Nicki Minaj (lw~ 7)

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Bruno and Taylor Top the Charts

December 22, 2012

bruno-mars-unorthodox-jukebox-album-cover-artwork-400x400On the second to last week of the year, two artists who have spent their fair share atop the charts over the past few years reigned supreme yet again. Taylor Swift held onto the top of the Billboard Albums Chart with Red for a fifth non-consecutive week at the summit while Bruno Mars held at # 1 on the Hot 100 Singles Chart for a second week with “Locked Out of Heaven”. However, Bruno was locked out of that #1 album spot by Swift as his sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox debuted in the runner up spot with a bigger than expected with 192,000 units sold…. Also landing a top ten debut was rapper The Game at # 6 with Jesus Piece. Take a look at the full top ten below and head to Billboard here for more info on all the albums charts.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Red- Taylor Swift (last week~ 1)
2. Unorthodox Jukebox- Bruno Mars (debut)
3. Christmas Michael Buble (lw~ 5)
4. Take Me Home- One Direction (lw~ 4)
5. Merry Christmas Baby- Rod Stewart (lw~ 3)
6. Jesus Piece- The Game (debut)
7. The World from the Side of the Moon- Phillip Phillips (lw~ 9)
8. Cheers It’s Christmas- Blake Shelton (lw~8)
9. Girl on Fire- Alicia Keys (lw~ 7)
10. On this Winter’s Night- Lady Antebellum (lw~ 11)

Back on the Hot 100 Singles Chart, Mars’ “Heaven” extends its lead over Rihanna’ s “Diamonds” and a hard-charging “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers. Taylor Swift also makes her presence known with her second top ten from Red, “I Know You Were Trouble” which hits # 10 this week. And yes, it’s a dub-step song. Seriously, she ain’t country with this album people… For more on all the singles charts, head to Billboard and enjoy the new top ten below.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Locked Out of Heaven”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 1)
2. “Diamonds”- Rihanna (lw~ 2)
3. “Ho Hey”- The Lumineers (lw~ 4)
4. “Die Young”- Ke$ha (lw~ 3)
5. “One More Night”- Maroon 5 (lw~ 5)
6. “I Cry”- Flo Rida (lw~ 6)
7. “Beauty and a Beat”-Justin Bieber w/ Nicki Minaj (lw~ 9)
8. “Home”- Phillip Phillips (lw~7)
9. “Some Nights”- fun. (lw~8)
10. “I Knew You Were Trouble”- Taylor Swift (lw~ 15)

And here’s a taste of more music from Bruno Mars. Listen to “When I Was Your Man”, one of my favorites, from his new album Unorthodox Jukebox.

Nicki Minaj tops Ricky Martin and Christian Rock!

February 9, 2011

Ok, that headline may have been a little, um, suggestive, for some… but Nicki Minaj really did top Ricky Martin and Christian rockers Red on this week’s Billboard Album chart. She sees her Pink Friday album finally hit # 1 after 11 weeks bouncing around in the top ten. Forced into runner-up status were Red with their latest, Until We Have Faces, and Ricky’s mostly Spanish language new record, Musica+Alma+Sexo… The rest of the top ten saw re-entries from Jason Aldean (powered by his smash duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson), Eminem (who goes into this weekend’s Grammys with the most nominations), Rihanna (riding high on her 3rd hit from Loud, “S & M”) and Pink who’s hits collection just topped a million albums sold. Helping Pink’s cause is her second # 1 new smash from the album, “Fuckin’ Perfect” which is on fire on the charts. Take a look at the full top ten below and head to Billboard for all your chart needs.

Official Billboard Results for Week ending 1.31.11

1. Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday” (last week~ 3)
2. Red, “Until We Have Faces” (DEBUT)
3. Ricky Martin, “Musica + Alma + Sexo” (DEBUT)
4. Bruno Mars, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” (lw~ 5)
5. Rihanna, “Loud” (lw~ 13)
6. “Kidz Bop 19” (lw~ 9)
7. Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party” (lw~ 12)
8. Taylor Swift, “Speak Now” (lw~ 7)
9. Pink, “Greatest Hits . . . So Far!” (lw~11)
10. Eminem, “Recovery” (lw~ 16)

And here’s Ricky Martin’s English language single from his new album, “The Best Thing About You is Me”

Megamind leads a Big Box Office Weekend

November 8, 2010

On the first big box office weekend of the fall, three new films all met expectations with good openings that could foreshadow a strong holiday season. Opening on top was the latest 3D cartoon from Paramount/Dreamworks, Megamind, which took in $ 47.6 million (on par with this spring’s brilliant P/DW toon How to Train Your Dragon). Boasting big star power with Brad Pitt, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill, this one should be the big family choice for several weeks til Harry Potter comes to town. Opening in second was the new comedy from The Hangover director Todd Phillips, Due Date, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifinakis which netted $33.5 million. While that’s a nice start, it will be interesting to see how it plays out in the coming weeks as word of mouth isn’t so good on this one. Tyler Perry’s latest, For Colored Girls, was next in line grabbing a standard $20 million opening. The film starring a bevy of talented African-American actresses including Oscar nominee Janet Jackson, Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton and Anika Noni Rose didn’t cross over to audience outside of Perry’s usual core group. However, the film is hoping to be an awards player (especially for its performances, most notably Kimberly Elise) which could help it reach a bigger audience in the future. Two other big awards contenders opened strongly in limited release as well. Fair Game with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn grabbed $700,000 in only 46 theatres while James Franco’s star turn in 127 Hours grabbed a huge $66,500 per screen average in just four theatres. (That was the second biggest per screen average for a limited release this year following Oscar bait The Kids are Alright). And still showing good legs were Red and Secretariat while last week’s chart topper Saw 3D plummeted the expected 64%. For all your box office needs, head to Box Office Mojo here. And check out the weekend top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Megamind P/DW $47,650,000 – 3,944 – $12,082 $47,650,000 $130 1
2 N Due Date WB $33,500,000 – 3,355 – $9,985 $33,500,000 $65 1
3 N For Colored Girls LGF $20,100,000 – 2,127 – $9,450 $20,100,000 $21 1
4 3 Red Sum. $8,858,000 -17.4% 3,229 -120 $2,743 $71,871,000 $58 4
5 1 Saw 3D LGF $8,200,000 -63.6% 2,808 – $2,920 $38,801,000 $20 2
6 2 Paranormal Activity 2 Par. $7,298,000 -55.8% 3,168 -71 $2,304 $77,224,000 $3 3
7 4 Jackass 3-D Par. $5,097,000 -40.1% 2,165 -974 $2,354 $110,814,000 $20 4
8 5 Hereafter WB $4,020,000 -37.4% 2,365 -59 $1,700 $28,730,000 $50 4
9 6 Secretariat BV $4,002,000 -20.1% 2,614 -494 $1,531 $50,965,000 $35 5
10 7 The Social Network Sony $3,600,000 -20.3% 1,860 -907 $1,935 $85,047,000 $50 6

Saw 3D Kills the Competition on a lackluster Halloween Weekend

October 31, 2010

The “final” chapter in the gruesome Saw horror series, Saw 3D, killed the competition this weekend opening to $22.5 million at the box office. However, that take was rather underwhelming considering many prognosticators and studio execs had thought it might reach the $30s. Luckily they had the higher 3D ticket prices to up the total for what may end up being a disappointing final total for the series. Regardless, this cheap pic will make a nice profit and outgross the last film in the series in a week. Holding up ok in second was the other scary title in the top ten Paranormal Activity 2 which dropped the expected 60% to $16.5 million. The rest of the top ten showed strong holds for Red and Secretariat and the appearance of the great new drama Conviction which expanded into 565 theatres landing in tenth place with $1.8 million. For all your box office needs, head to Box Office Mojo here. And check out the Halloween weekend top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Saw 3D LGF $22,500,000 – 2,808 – $8,013 $24,200,000 $20 1
2 1 Paranormal Activity 2 Par. $16,500,000 -59.4% 3,239 +23 $5,094 $65,658,000 $3 2
3 3 Red Sum. $10,811,000 -28.1% 3,349 +76 $3,228 $58,905,000 $58 3
4 2 Jackass 3-D Par. $8,425,000 -60.5% 3,139 +28 $2,684 $101,578,000 $20 3
5 4 Hereafter WB $6,320,000 -47.4% 2,424 +243 $2,607 $22,161,000 $50 3
6 6 Secretariat BV $5,071,000 -27.6% 3,108 – $1,632 $44,774,000 $35 4
7 5 The Social Network Sony $4,700,000 -35.4% 2,767 -154 $1,699 $79,706,000 $50 5
8 7 Life as We Know It WB $4,000,000 -34.8% 2,860 -159 $1,399 $43,478,000 $38 4
9 9 The Town WB $1,950,000 -29.1% 1,608 -310 $1,213 $87,602,000 $37 7
10 25 Conviction FoxS $1,825,000 +502.0% 565 +510 $3,230 $2,378,000 $12.5 3

America really loves a “Jackass”

October 17, 2010

In a shockingly giant debut weekend at the box office, Johnny Knoxville and his Jackass buddies destroyed the competition pulling in a ridiculously strong $50 million. Even with added 3D prices, the take for Jackass 3D was far above expectations and the film should easily outgross the previous two in the series. Looks like Americans we’re looking for a good, painful, and painfully stupid laugh. But hey, congrats to Paramount. This one only cost $20 million to make and should turn a hefty profit. Also heading towards profitability was the # 2 movie, Red. The somewhat geriatric-themed action pic starring Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman, Oscar nominee John Malkovich, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Mary Louise Parker and Mr. Bruce Willis took in a stronger than expected $22.5 million over the weekend proving you don’t need young starlets to bring in crowds. There was further proof of that with the good hold for Diane Lane’s  Secretariat which only dropped 25% from last weekend the best hold in the top ten. For all your box office needs, head to Box Office Mojo here. And check out the top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Jackass 3-D Par. $50,000,000 – 3,081 – $16,228 $50,000,000 $20 1
2 N Red Sum. $22,500,000 – 3,255 – $6,912 $22,500,000 $58 1
3 1 The Social Network Sony $11,000,000 -28.8% 2,868 +97 $3,835 $63,119,000 $50 3
4 3 Secretariat BV $9,503,000 -25.1% 3,072 – $3,093 $27,517,000 $35 2
5 2 Life as We Know It WB $9,200,000 -36.6% 3,150 – $2,921 $28,865,000 $38 2
6 4 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole WB $4,235,000 -38.5% 2,502 -723 $1,693 $46,002,000 $80 4
7 6 The Town WB $4,040,000 -37.0% 2,368 -352 $1,706 $80,574,000 $37 5
8 5 My Soul to Take Uni. $3,161,000 -53.8% 2,529 -43 $1,250 $11,907,000 $25 2
9 8 Easy A SGem $2,650,000 -38.2% 2,314 -533 $1,145 $52,334,000 $8 5
10 7 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Fox $2,350,000 -48.9% 2,045 -784 $1,149 $47,882,000 $70 4

Bruce Willis teams up with Helen Mirren?

June 25, 2010

That title says it all… Bruce Willis is teaming up with Academy Award winner Helen Mirren on the action thriller, with a hint of comedy, Red, as former CIA agents. They’re joined by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, Academy Award nominee John Malkovich, and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Mary Louise Parker in the film as they forge a team trying to figure out who’s trying to assassinate Willis’ character. From the looks of the trailer, it actually seems like it could be some good fun and who doesn’t want to see The Queen of England toting a machine gun? Check out the trailer below and catch Red in theatres October 15.

Red trailer: