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Box Office Breakdown: Avatar Makes It a Five-Peat

Avatar's Michelle Rodriguez

The has slowly started to take on water.

Over the holiday weekend, added another $54.6 million to its domestic total ($505 million), bringing it that much closer to The Dark Knight‘s second-place spot. The Golden Globe-winning film, which now stands at approximately $1.6 billion internationally ($200 million shy of Titanic), also became the first film since The Sixth Sense to win five straight weeks in a row.

Meanwhile, - starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman - put up good numbers despite finishing in second place. Allen and Albert Hughes’ first movie since 2001’s From Hell raked in an impressive $38.4 million, giving Washington his second best debut ever. (American Gangster took in $43.6 million in 2007.) The receipts also made the film Warner Bros.’ best January opener to date.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 19, 2010

The Invention of Lying Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • According to Greta: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging: DVD
  • Boogie Nights: Blu-ray
  • Che: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Gamer: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Invention of Lying: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Keeper: DVD
  • Magnolia: Blu-ray
  • No Greater Love: DVD
  • No Impact Man: DVD
  • Pandorum: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Whiteout: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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In Theaters This Weekend (1/15)

The Book of Eli

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Book of Eli (R): starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis (directed by Allen & Albert Hughes)
  • The Spy Next Door (PG): starring Jackie Chan, George Lopez, Billy Ray Cyrus (directed by Brian Levant)
  • 44 Inch Chest* (R): starring Ray Winston, Ian McShane, John Hurt (directed by Malcolm Venville)
  • Fish Tank* (NR): starring Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing (directed by Andrea Arnold)

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In Theaters This Weekend (12/11)

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Invictus

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Invictus (PG-13): starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon (directed by Clint Eastwood)
  • Broken Embraces* (R): starring Penelope Cruz, Blanca Portillo, Lluís Homar (directed by Pedro Almodovar)
  • The Lovely Bones* (PG-13): starring Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan (directed by Peter Jackson)
  • Me and Orson Welles** (PG-13): starring Ben Chaplin, Claire Danes, Zac Efron (directed by Richard Linklater)

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First Look: Tina Fey and Steve Carell Have a Date Night


What would happen if you lined up NBC’s funniest Thursday night stars and pretended they were married? The evening would end in disaster.

In , The Office‘s Steve Carell and 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey play a couple trying to enjoy some time alone. When Carell’s character pulls a Michael Scott to get them a restaurant table, their night takes a not-so-routine turn.

The Fox comedy - also starring , Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Common, Kristen Wiig and Leighton Meester - opens April 9.

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Remake News: Predator, Highlander and More


Predator: Who better to play the new Arnold Schwarzenegger…than Adrien Brody? The Oscar winner (The Pianist) was recently announced as the star of Predators, a reboot of the 1987 sci-fi thriller. The movie, which is being produced and co-written by Robert Rodriguez, will have Brody leading the group being hunted down by alien trackers. Others cast in the Nimrod Antal film include Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walt Goggins and Danny Trejo. The production will debut on July 9, 2010.

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Stars Crowd Fey, Carrell on Date Night

James FrancoA feature already including Tina Fey and Steve Carell has just upped the comic ante.

In Date Night, the two NBC actors will pool their talents a married couple who get more than they had planned for during their night out. A case of mistaken identity eventually brings a long list of characters into the mix. James Franco (Pineapple Express) will play an idiotic con man, Mark Wahlberg will star as private security expert, Taraji P. Henson (Benjamin Button) will be armed as good cop while Common has been assigned the shady detective role.

Other supporting players in the all-star ensemble include SNL‘s and Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl). Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) will direct.

Filming on the comedy begins next week.

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Casting Corner: Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Megan Fox and More

Cate Blanchett

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Cate Blanchett: The Benjamin Button actress will be paired with a new leading man for her next feature. Blanchett was recently tapped to replace Sienna Miller in the latest version of the Robin Hood tale. Cate will star as Maid Marian opposite Russell Crowe’s Robin of Loxley. The movie, previously titled Nottingham, will be helmed by by Crowe’s favorite director, Ridley Scott.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 20, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Max Payne

  • 13 Going on 30: Blu-ray
  • Center Stage: Turn It Up: DVD, Blu-ray
  • City of Ember: DVD
  • Domino: Blu-ray
  • Election: Blu-ray
  • El Norte: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Express: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Ghost (Special Collector’s Edition): DVD
  • Henry Poole is Here: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Igor: DVD, Blu-ray

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Box Office Breakdown: High School Musical Makes it Two for Two

High School Musical 3

This past weekend, moviegoers showed very little interest in Halloween-themed fare. Despite several horror options, ticket buyers put a G-rated film on top once again.

Although Friday night was slow for cineplexes everywhere, theater attendance thankfully picked up by Saturday. And while there was tight battle for 2nd place, had an easy fight for #1. One week after its $42 million debut, the Disney feature added another $15.3 million to the bundle.

Coming in second was a movie on the opposite end of the wholesome spectrum. - a movie that narrowly escaped an NC-17 rating - pulled in just over $10 million during the past three days. That turnout placed the raunchy comedy amongst Kevin Smith’s highest debuters. (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back earned $11.1 million in 2001 while 2006’s Clerks II raked in $10.1 million.)

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