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In Theaters This Weekend: December 10, 2010


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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: November 30, 2010

Knight and Day Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this week:

  • The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story: DVD
  • Cairo Time: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fantasia/Fantasia 2000: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Going the Distance: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Knight and Day: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Meet the Fockers: Blu-ray
  • Meet the Parents: Blu-ray
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: DVD, Blu-ray **releases 12/4**
  • Vampires Suck: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Waking Sleeping Beauty: DVD

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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Box Office Breakdown: Dinner for Schmucks Comes Up Short

Dinner for Schmucks

Fans aren’t quite ready to wake up from the dream just yet.

Despite competition from Steve Carell, Zac Efron and cute animals, managed to continue its reign over the box office. The Christopher Nolan film - which is nearing the $200 million mark - added another $27.5 million to its total and became the third entry of the year to three-peat. (Alice in Wonderland and Shrek Forever After also had three wins under their belts.)

Warner Bros.’ win meant leftovers for . The Paramount comedy, which cost in the neighborhood of $60 million to produce, only brought $23.5 million to the table.

Meanwhile, narrowly beat out Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore for fifth place. The two entries were separated by approximately $100,000.

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Box Office Breakdown: Inception Holds (Off) the Salt

Salt

So remind me again - why exactly did Tom Cruise drop out of ?

The thriller Cruise was once attached to fired up $36 million over the past three days - nearly $15 million more than Knight and Day did just four weeks ago. (That movie, by the way, just fell out of the Top 10 after only four weeks.) Salt‘s numbers, though, did not match Angelina Jolie’s previous actioners (e.g. Wanted, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Tomb Raider). The Sony film also failed to boot Inception out of first place.

Meanwhile, , the weekend’s only other new wide release, failed to even cross the $10 million mark. But Beverly Cleary lovers shouldn’t feel bad - the adaptation only cost about $15 million to produce.

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Box Office Breakdown: Dreamy Numbers for Inception

Inception

Warner Bros. might have had difficulty marketing , but strong word of mouth, stunning visuals and Christopher Nolan’s reputation were enough to sell the film. The $160 million thriller opened to $62.8 million in weekend receipts, placing the film on top of all original projects out so far this summer. Inception also bested Leonardo DiCaprio’s previous debuts (including Shutter Island‘s $41.1 million) and Nolan’s earlier titles (outside of The Dark Knight).

, on the other hand, had a harder time conjuring up interest. The Disney remake grossed only $17.6 million since Friday ($24.7 million since Wednesday). That’s a considerable disappointment given the $150 million price tag, but overseas dollars will likely help the studio.

Meanwhile, a film that placed #12 on this week’s chart actually outperformed both Inception and Apprentice. , starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, had the best per screen average ($28,009) of any movie currently in theaters.

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In Theaters This Weekend: July 16, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Inception (PG-13): starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (directed by Christopher Nolan)
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG): starring Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina (directed by Jon Turteltaub)  **opens July 14**
  • Kisses* (NR): starring Kelly O’Neill, Shane Curry, Paul Roe (directed by Lance Daly)
  • Operation: Endgame* (R): starring Joe Anderson, Rob Corddry, Ellen Barkin (directed by Fouad Mikati)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: October 27, 2009

Orphan on Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Afterwards: DVD
  • Collision: Christopher Hitchens vs. Douglas Wilson: DVD
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue: Blu-ray
  • Night of the Creeps: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Nothing Like the Holidays: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Orphan: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Stargate (15th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Whatever Works: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Z: DVD

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In Theaters This Weekend: October 9, 2009

Couples Retreat

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Couples Retreat (PG-13): starring Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau (directed by Peter Billingsley)
  • Adventures of Power* (PG-13): starring Adrian Grenier, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Jean-Louis (directed by Ari Gold)
  • Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story* (NR): starring Eddie Izzard (directed by Sarah Townsend)
  • Bronson* (R): starring Tom Hardy, Matt King, James Lance (directed by Nicolas Winding Refn)
  • The Damned United* (R): starring Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall (directed by Tom Hooper)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 5, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Enchanted April: DVD
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Blu-ray
  • Grease: Blu-ray
  • It Could Happen to You: Blu-ray
  • Last Chance Harvey: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Roxanne: Blu-ray
  • Saturday Night Fever: Blu-ray
  • Twilight: Blu-ray
  • Wendy and Lucy: DVD


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Box Office Breakdown: Friday the 13th Slashes the Holiday Competition

Friday the 13th

Twelve turned out to be a lucky number for good old #13.

Blood-thirsty audiences helped push into the record books this holiday weekend. (There’s no better way to spend a Valentine’s Day than scared in your honey’s arms.) The franchise’s twelfth installment scared up $43.6 million over the last four days to become the top horror opener of all time. Friday also had the second best showing ever for a President’s Day weekend debut. (Ghost Rider pulled in $52 million in 2007.)

The horror film wasn’t the only newsmaker this February. , this week’s sixth-place finisher, added on another $13.8 million to officially break the $100 million mark. (The comedy currently stands at $112.3 million.) That’s the first time a January opener has ever done that.

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