“FLICKA” stat: McGraw’s first leading role appearance in the Twentieth Century Fox all-audience film has now grossed over 14 million dollars and moves to number 5 on the box office rankings. The film had a solid first week in theatres and then wrapped up this past weekend with almost 5 million dollars in business.
McGraw, having passed muster in ‘Friday Night Lights’ looks like the genuine article as a rancher and carries off his serious scenes with aplomb.” -- Todd McCarthy of Variety
GARTH = WALMART’S ALL-TIME TOP SELLING MUSIC ARTIST
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has announced that Garth Brooks, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Artist of the Century, has made history as the company’s top selling music artist of all time. With nearly 20 million discs sold at Wal-Mart in the first year of his exclusive relationship with the retailer, Brooks has been able to transcend his retirement and continue his history-making performances.
The milestone comes just days prior to the launch of Garth’s most limited production release to date. The latest exclusive offering from singer/songwriter Brooks is a limited five DVD set, appropriately titled Garth Brooks: The Entertainer. This limited edition has already become the number one pre-order item on Walmart.com Music in 2006.
Last year’s boxed set release, Garth Brooks: The Limited Series, sold half a million copies in its first day of availability. With only one million copies available, fans can purchase Garth Brooks: The Entertainer beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 1 at 24-hour Wal-Mart locations.
Garth Brooks: The Entertainer contains more than seven hours of entertainment and highlights history-making performances in the form of 15 music videos, including three never-before-seen videos. Widely-acclaimed concert footage includes This is Garth Brooks (Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas-1991), This is Garth Brooks, Too! (Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas-1993), Live From Dublin (Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland-1997) and Live From Central Park (New York, NY-1997).
Word is Garth is planning to release another special DVD video collection next year, but there has been no word of anything 'new' on the horizon, unfortunately.