3:10 To Yuma is one of those films that is getting harshly over looked by the various award bodies this year. Personally, I ranked it as the #3 best movie of the year just behind Juno and There Will Be Blood. Brilliant directing, mind blowing performances, characters with real depth… it was a fantastic film.
No one seems to be giving it any love, and although it did “ok” at the box office (just over $50 million), with the two lead stars being Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, you know they were hoping for more. Well… at least 3:10 To Yuma is getting some love on the DVD charts. The Hollywood Reporter gives us this:
Yuma earned $53.6 million in theaters and easily captured the top spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, outselling Sony’s Resident Evil: Extinction, in its second week of release, by a margin of 4-to-1. Also new to the First Alert top 10 are three new releases: Sony’s Dragon Wars at No. 4 and from 20th Century Fox Death Sentence at No. 5 and Sunshine at No. 9. On Home Media Magazines video rental chart, Yuma shot to No. 1 in its first week with estimated rental revenue of $10.8 million, or 20% of the film’s theatrical gross.
Good stuff. If you’re one of the people who didn’t get a chance to run out and see 3:10 To Yuma in the theaters, I highly recommend getting out and grabbing a copy. You won’t be sorry.