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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: October 5, 2010

The Karate Kid on DVD/Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Beauty and the Beast (Diamond Edition): DVD/Blu-ray Combo
  • The Exorcist (Extended Director’s Cut): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Grindhouse (Special Edition): Blu-ray
  • The Human Centipede: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Karate Kid: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Last of the Mohicans (Director’s Definitive Cut): Blu-ray
  • Mad Max: DVD/Blu-ray Combo
  • The Maltese Falcon: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Mission: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Robocop (Trilogy): Blu-ray

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Box Office Breakdown: MacGruber IS a Bomb

MacGruber

Disappointment can come in all shapes and box office sizes.

may have earned nearly three times as much than its nearest competitor, but it wasn’t exactly a winner for Paramount or Dreamworks. The film, which grossed $70.8 million in ticket sales, become the first sequel in the Shrek franchise to open below the $100 million mark (and that’s with the help of higher 3-D prices). The comedy did, though, place fourth on the all-time animated debuts list behind Shrek the Third ($121.6 million), Shrek 2 ($108 million)  and The Simpsons Movie ($74 million).

Meanwhile, it appears will last just as long in theaters as he does in Will Forte’s sketches. Although the character is (supposedly) known for diffusing bombs, he actually helped deliver one this weekend. The latest Saturday Night Live-based comedy - also starring Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe - generated a mere $4 million this weekend. While that number seems (understandably) dismal, there is one positive thing to note: the film only cost approximately $10 million to make.

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Sequel News: Romy and Michele, Planet of the Apes and More


Planet of the Apes: The apes will rise again in 2011 when Fox delivers a Planet of the Apes prequel. The movie - currently titled Rise of the Apes - will have photo-realistic apes incorporated into the cautionary tale. The story, written by The Relic‘s Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, will explain how genetic engineering experimentation lead to the apes’ development. The Rupert Wyatt-directed film will be set in present-day San Francisco.

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Box Office Breakdown: Iron Man Fights Off Robin Hood

Robin Hood

‘s excellent aim couldn’t keep Robert Downey Jr. off target.

Despite increased competition in its second week of release, remained firm at the box office. Paramount’s sequel generated another $52 million between Friday-Sunday and vaulted over the $200 million mark domestically.

Meanwhile, ‘s arrow was sharp enough for a $36 million bounty, but a bit too dull for a first place finish. The film did, though, earn approximately $74 million in foreign dollars. That topped the $43.1 million overseas debut for 2000’s Gladiator - another Crowe/Ridley Scott production.

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Box Office Breakdown: Iron Man 2 Soars High Above the Competition

Iron Man 2

Only one movie earned over $10 million over this weekend…and only movie scored over $125 million as well.

Iron Man 2 - with help from Mickey Rourke’s powerful weapons - whipped up $128.1 million over the past three days, giving Paramount its biggest open in history. The sequel, which was produced for approximately $170 million, easily improved upon Iron Man‘s $98.6 million premiere in 2008 and nabbed the fifth-largest debut of all time. (The Dark Knight still tops that leader board with its $158.4 million outing.)

Focus Features’ also made news of its own despite coming nowhere near Iron Man 2‘s numbers. The documentary, which was only released in 534 theaters, delivered $2.2 million and a ninth-place finish over the Mother’s Day weekend.

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Box Office Breakdown: Freddy Krueger a Theatrical Nightmare

Nightmare on Elm Street

Even though it’s a recurring dream, can still still scare up a few dollars.

Warner Bros.’ reboot of the horror classic clawed its way up to the top of the charts this weekend with a bloody good $32.9 million. Director Samuel Bayer’s first feature film more than tripled its nearest competitor while just falling shy of Freddy vs. Jason‘s $36 million open in 2003. (This installment did, though, top all other Elm street debuts.)

Meanwhile, it appears Brendan Fraser’s latest entry may have actually scared away audiences. , also starring Brooke Shields, only grossed $6.6 million over the last three days. Sadly, that amount was still higher than what Fraser generated in his last film…with Harrison Ford. (Extraordinary Measures unfolded to $6 million back in January.)

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In Theaters This Weekend: April 30, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Furry Vengeance (PG): starring Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields, Dick Van Dyke (directed by Roger Kumble)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (R): starring Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara (directed by Samuel Bayer)
  • The Good Heart* (R): starring Paul Dano, Brian Cox, Isild Le Besco (directed by Dagur Kári)
  • Harry Brown* (R): starring Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Ben Drew (directed by Daniel Barber)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 13, 2010

Pirate Radio DVDHere are some of the options today:

  • Apollo 13: Blu-ray
  • The Best Man: DVD
  • Defendor: DVD
  • Gone with the Wind (The Scarlett Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Great Mouse Detective (Mystery in the Mist Edition): DVD
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street: Blu-ray
  • Nightmare on Elm Street Collection: DVD
  • Pirate Radio: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Slammin’ Salmon: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tenderness: DVD
  • Tenure: DVD

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

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Nightmare on Elm Street Spoilers!


Kind of an oxymoron, right? It’s pretty hard to drum up excitement for spoilers from the re-make of a completely famous flick that’s by nature extremely predictable—but here it is anyway: inside information on .

The movie comes to theaters April 30. Here’s a clue: lots of people die.

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First Look: Nightmare on Elm Street Trailer Unveiled

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: New Line, Horror, Remakes, Casting, Trailers,


Elm Street just got dangerous again. The re-made movie craze is still in full effect in Hollywood, because who wants to watch anything even remotely original? It’s much, much easier to just grab one of the dust-ridden scripts from the 80s and re-work it with a bunch of PR crap about how it’s all been re-packaged for a “new generation.” Because, apparently, the new generation has no idea how to get to the video rental store.

Anyway, here’s the trailer for the new Nightmare on Elm Street. It’s doubtful Johnny Depp will sign on to reprise his role and neither will Robert Englund. This time around, Freddy Krueger will be played by Oscar nominee (Little Children).

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