Joyful Noise Is Hit, Comes To DVD This Spring and I WIll Always Love You Advances
Joyful Noise starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton has done well at the box office taking in close to 31 million dollars. Though the numbers are as huge as an action film's 100 million plus box office run, the 31 million dollars covers the 20 plus million the film cost to make and everything past that is profit so therefore it's a hit movie, especially with the the studio. Lets hope this means Dolly will back on the big screen more often. The DVD and Blue Rays will be released this coming spring and the soundtrack has sold well too. Dolly having written 3 songs in the film will also make money from the publishing and songwriting of those songs for each unit sold.
Speaking of Dolly's songwriting, she has gotten a huge hunk of change with Whitney Houston's cover of I Will Always Love You selling very well on the many downloads and reissues of the deceased singers music. In addition to Whitney's cover, Glee's version sold over 45,000 downloads according to Dolly news site www.dollymania.net . Jennifer Hudson also sang the song on the Grammy's and digital downloads of her version have been selling well and American Idol covered the tune this past week as well. All of this combined by the other artists who have recorded the songs in the past as well Dolly's versions, the radio and television and video plays of the song will be major dollars for Dolly as the writer and publisher of the song.