July 05 - Hits On Gold

Sony Music Germany announced the August 10, 2022 re-release of the 'ELVIS 30 #1 Hits' compilation as a double LP on 180 Gr. gold colored and traditional black vinyl. 

The expanded CD edition was already released. 

(Source: JPC / Elvis DE)

July 04 - Elvis at the Box-office

The Elvis biopic movie dropped from #1 to #3 on the U.S. box-office this weekend (July 1-3 2022).

The Minions took in US108,5 million, 'Tom Cruise did a flyby beating Elvis for the No. 2 spot with US$25,5 million while the latter grossed US$19 million at the box-office. 

The movie brought in US$67.3 million for Warner Bros. in two weeks. The numbers will be updated when the definitive weekend totals become available.

It has been an extremely healthy bounce-back year for the box office and that has only continued into this blockbuster summer movie season. One of the movies that have set the box office a blaze of late has been Elvis. After an impressive opening weekend in the United States last week, the musical biopic shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Especially overseas where the film has made another $15.7 million this weekend on 8,305 screens in 57 international markets.

There are many impressive things to note about that number, but arguably the most notable is that Elvis only had a 28% drop-off in hold over markets. More specifically the film has only had a 2% drop-off in Denmark, a 13% drop-off in both Australia and Poland, and a 14% drop-off in Germany. Other markets worth highlighting are Israel, Belgium, and the United Kingdom which had only a 20%, 25%, and 27% drop off respectively. In terms of new markets, Japan had the biggest opening market this week taking in $1.1 million on 407 screens. This brings the overseas total to $46.2 million and the worldwide total to an amazing $113.5 million. Elvis will look to continue his reign at the box office with the film opening next in Korea on July 13 and in Latin America the following day on July 14.

The movie result:

  • United States   : US$67,320,000
  • International    : US$46,200,000
  • Worldwide        : US$113,520,000

Most fans seem to live in the United Kingdom (US$4,9 million), Australia (US$16,2 million) and France (US$2,1 million).

(Source: IMDB / Box Office Moja / Collider)

July 03 - Motorlegenden

The German based Motorbuch Verlag published the 240-page hardcover book 'Motorlegenden - Elvis Presley: Autos, Flugzeuge & Co' by Siegfried Tesche. 

Synopsis: The "King of Rock'n'Roll" Elvis Presley had a special relationship with cars: sometimes the "King" bought more than a dozen Cadillacs at once, sometimes he gave away a Cadillac to an unsuspecting passerby. 

Over the years, Elvis owned between 100 and 400 vehicles, some with opulent special equipment. But the musician's fleet also included motorcycles. 

Film journalist Siegfried Tesche focuses on the phenomenon Elvis Presley and his passion for vehicles. In addition to the music career and the private life of the star, the book also focuses on the most important of his 31 films.

For more information and previews visit the publisher's website >>> Motorbuch Verlag.

Elvis Presley's Biography

Leads Press published the 41-page book 'Elvis Presley's Biography'. An Account of the sad life and tragic death of the 20th Century King of Rock and Roll and American actor.

One of the most popular singers in the United States was Elvis Aaron Presley. A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, he passed away on August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee. From the mid-1950s until his untimely death in 1977, Elvis Presley was widely regarded as the "King of Rock and Roll".

Elvis was a man-child who was blessed with incredible talent but allowed himself to be badly handled, and his downfall was finally brought on by substance misuse. Despite all of the admiration, the wealth, and the multitudes of people who continually surrounded him, Elvis Presley, the youngster from Tupelo, Mississippi, was still completely isolated. His family and friends, who were in a position to assist him, enabled the huge amount of self-indulgence that ultimately led to the tragic end of his life. Consequently, every time you listen to Elvis, you have the option of tuning into either side of his performance.

(Source: Motorbuch)

July 02 - Charts July 2022 - Week 1 (Updated Again)

The weekly global Elvis Presley chart update. The publicity for the new biopic boosts the sales and the soundtrack made a chart-debut down Under in Australia and in various other countries around the world.

U.S. Billboard charts:

  • Billboard Top 200 Album chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' climbed from #133 to #103.
  • Billboard Catalog Albums chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' re-entry at #37.
  • Billboard Top Country Albums chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' climbed from #14 to #12.
  • Billboard Top Rock Albums chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' climbed from #23 to #18.
  • Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart: 'Elvis: Ultimate Gospel' re-enty at #48.
  • Billboard Top Rock and Alternative Albums chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' climbed from #26 to #21.

Official U.K. charts:

  • Official Album Top 100 chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' climbed from #39 to #22.
  • Official Streaming Album Top 100 chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' climbed from #30 to #15.
  • Official Soundtrack Album 100 chart: 'ELVIS' new entry at #3.
  • Official Country Compilations chart Top 20: 'From Elvis In Nashville' climbed  from #16 to #15.
  • Official Country Compilations chart Top 20: 'Elvis Country' new entry at #19.
  • Official Christian and Gospel Album chart: 'Lovin' Elvis' climbed from 313 to #5.
  • Official Christian and Gospel Album chart: 'Where No One Stands Alone' re-entry at #18.
  • Official Top 100 Sales charts: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits / Elvis 2nd To None' new entry at #70.
  • Official Physical Album chart 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits / Elvis 2nd To None' new entry at #58.
  • Official Compilation Album chart 'Elvis' new entry at #58.

Official Scottish charts:

  • Official Album chart: 'The Real Elvis' dropped from #23 to #19.
  • Official Album chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits / Elvis 2nd To None' new entry at 56. 

Official Australian ARIA chart:

  • Album Top 50 chart: 'Elvis' soundtrack new entry at #22.
Official German charts:
  • German Album chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' re-entry at #46.

Official French charts:

  • Official French Album chart: 'Elvis' soundtrack #142.

Official Lithuanian charts:

  • Official Album chart: 'Elvis' new entry at #68. 

Official Greek IPFI charts

  • Official Album chart: 'Essential Elvis Presley' re-entry at #64. 

(Source: Official Charts / UK Mix Forum / IRMA / ARIA)

July 02 - Viva Elvis!

The Japanese Shinko Music Mook published the 144-page 'The Rockabilly! Presents Viva Elvis 2' magazine. 

It features the chapters: 

1. A taste of America and Elvis the superstar from the 50's to the 70's through the hottest movie 'Elvis'! Interview with Austin Butler, Baz Luhrmann, etc.

2. Special features: '68 Comeback Special, Blue Hawaii, On Tour

3. Love for Elvis 100% pure! Direct interview with Marty Friedman

4. Still more Mania's secret collection!

5. 'Sun Records', the Rockabilly Hall of Fame

6. 'Presley Sun Collection' verification

7. Elvis's guitar work (Sun era)

8. Elvis who dreamed of becoming a gospel singer and gospel numbers

9. Mother Gladys Presley who formed human Elvis

10. The woman who discovered Elvis' exceptional talent, Marion Keisker

11. Analysis of the charm of the original handsome singer, etc.

(Source: Shinko Music Mook)