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Horror Sales: The Remaining, Oculus, and Wizard Wars.

TheRemainingHorror, Scifi, Thriller Box Office Numbers, DVD Sales, and Television Viewership for the week of September 5 to September 11, 2014.

Box Office: Guardians of the Galaxy gets its fifth week at #1, but it’s still a shabby week for sales overall. Guardians was in the top spot and it only grossed 13mil this week. The only plus side is that two independent horror films – Innocence and The Remaining – were able to debut in the top 40. Remember to check them out in theaters, folks!
1 1 Guardians of the Galaxy $13,467,000 (Total: $297,884,000)
2 2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $8,094,000 (Total: $176,241,000)
6 6 As Above/So Below $5,152,000 (Total: $17,006,000)
8 8 The Giver $4,459,000 (Total: $38,703,000)
10 11 Lucy $2,692,000 (Total: $121,950,000)
13 13 Into the Storm $1,846,000 (Total: $44,948,000)
16 14 Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For $1,082,000 (Total: $13,299,000)
19 15 Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary $772,000 (Total: $3,433,000)
20 19 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $729,000 (Total: $206,436,000)
24 23 Maleficent $539,000 (Total: $239,368,000)
29 25 Hercules $382,000 (Total: $71,528,000)
32 30 Transformers: Age of Extinction $305,000 (Total: $244,803,000)
33 Innocence $289,000
37 37 The Purge: Anarchy $226,000 (Total: $71,400,000)
38 The Remaining $208,000
40 28 X-Men: Days of Future Past $206,000 (Total: $233,713,000)
54 45 Earth to Echo $51,000 (Total: $38,359,000)
55 52 The Congress $49,000 (Total: $95,000)
96 92 Coherence $1,700 (Total: $96,100)

DVD Top 20: Sales for the current week. Oculus comes in with a #6 debut, which isn’t too bad. I don’t think I’ve even seen any promo for the release on TV. Have you?
3 1 The Amazing Spiderman 2
6 Oculus
8 5 Transcendence
12 7 Noah
18 14 The Quiet Ones

Television Viewership: I have a couple of bonus numbers for this week. Also, Wizard Wars sees a new peak in viewership in its fourth week on air. Good to see one of SyFy’s new reality shows really working.
Under the Dome – 6,550,000
Extant – 4,640,000
The Strain – 1,866,000
Teen Wolf – 1,543,000
The Leftovers – 1,531,000
Scooby-Do – 1,519,000
The Haunted Hathaways – 1,447,000
Face Off – 1,246,000
Doctor Who – 1,148,000
Witches of East End – 1,079,000
Wizard Wars – 1,035,000

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)