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Christina Applegate Ready to Film ‘Anchorman 3’

Christina Applegate on the set of 'Anchorman 2'Christina Applegate wants to start work on Anchorman 3.

The Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues actress - who plays sexy newsreader Veronica Corningstone in the film series - is upset it took so long to get a sequel made to the original 2004 film, and can't wait to start on another installment. "I don't want to wait nine years. I would do [another] one next year if I could," she said.

Meanwhile Steve Carrell - who stars as part of the fictional Channel 4 news team in the movie alongside Christina, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell and David Koechner - says they shot a huge musical number for the movie, but it was later left out from the final cut: "There was an entire musical number that we spent a week shooting It was cut from the final movie. It was very good and we all thought, 'Boy, this is gonna be a real cornerstone of this entire thing,' but I guess it just took a left turn."

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Getting Into Character: Ferrell and Applegate in ‘Anchorman 2’

Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate on the set of 'Anchorman 2'

Anchorman fans residing in New York City received a special treat this week, catching a glimpse of the film's sequel being shot in the streets - including a first look at Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate back in their '70's attire.

Though the Anchorman: The Legend Continues production has been spotted in Atlanta and New Orleans, these are the first photos taken from the set since its relocation to the Big Apple. Hopefully New Yorkers will be given the chance to see one (or more!) of the numerous A-list celebrities planned to appear in the comedy, including Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, Kirsten Dunst, Sacha Baron Cohen, Vince Vaughn, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, and more. If not, we'll just have to wait to see all of their cameos when the film hits theaters December 20.

(Check out more photos of actors getting into character here.)

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Christina Applegate to Return For Anchorman Sequel

Christina Applegate in AnchormanChristina Applegate is to return for the Anchorman sequel.

The 40-year-old star looks set to reprise her role as Veronica Corningstone in the follow up to the 2004 comedy movie starring Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy after producer Judd Apatow confirmed she is onboard to appear in the forthcoming motion picture.

When asked if Christina will make an appearance in the movie, Judd told E!, "She will be back."

Judd is also hoping the movie will follow on from the first film - which starred Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, who are both expected to return for the sequel - and feature a number of celebrity cameos after attracting Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Luke Wilson for the original motion picture.

"I know that they want to do a lot of that. I just don't know who they're specifically thinking about," he added.


Christina Applegate Hasn’t Been Approached For Anchorman 2

Christina Applegate as Veronica CorningstoneChristina Applegate hasn't been approached for the Anchorman sequel.

Although the 40-year-old actress, who played Veronica Corningstone in the 2004 original alongside Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, has been linked to the follow up, she has not yet received an offer and admitted she has no idea what's happening with the movie.

"I really don't know the status or if it's all going to happen," she told E! News. However, Christina revealed she would love to reunite with Will and rest of the cast and will happily take any part in the film: "Of course I would love to be there. They know that. The world knows that. Why would I not want to? It's the best job I've ever had. They know that I want to be there. Even if it's just a walk-on."

Christina still has time to sign up for the film as writer/director Adam McKay has previously revealed it won't start shooting until February 2013.

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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: Evil Takes Up Residence at Number One

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Who says the third time’s the charm?

—the fourth movie in that sci-fi series—topped the box office this weekend with franchise-breaking numbers. The movie, which was offered in 3D, had the best Evil debut to date. (Yes - higher ticket prices did play into this.) Afterlife‘s $26.7 million take surpassed the bar set by Resident Evil: Extinction in 2007. (That outing opened to $23.7 million.)

Since Resident was the only new wide release, the other notable events occurred outside the Top Ten. , starring Katie Holmes and Josh Duhamel, opened in limited release with a $45,527 debut. More importantly, the movie averaged $22,764 per theater—the best number for all films over the weekend. In comparison, I’m Still Here—featuring a disheveled Joaquin Phoenix—only had a $5,087 per screen average.

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Box Office Breakdown: The American Defeats Machete

The American

Although it lacked Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan and Robert De Niro, did have two things Machete didn’t: George Clooney and a box office win.

Despite only grossing $13.2 million over the weekend ($16.3 million since Wednesday), the Focus Features entry hit its target. The movie - which was produced for approximately $20 million - managed to top the Robert Rodriguez-actioner by less than $2 million. The American also became Clooney’s best opener - outside of any Brad Pitt-related project - since The Perfect Storm in 2000.

, based on a trailer included in the film Grindhouse, came very close to matching the earlier movie. The Danny Trejo starrer debuted to a modest $11.4 million—about $200,000 short of Grindhouse‘s premiere in 2007.

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In Theaters This Weekend: September 3, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The American (R): starring George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli (directed by Anton Corbijn)  **open now**
  • Going the Distance (R): starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Christina Applegate (directed by Nanette Burstein)
  • Machete (R): starring Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba (directed by Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez)

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Box Office Breakdown: Expendables Team Up Against Julia Roberts

The Expendables

For some people, eating, praying and loving is the way to go. For others, shooting and fighting is the preferred course of action.

, directed and co-written by Sylvester Stallone, overpowered the competition this weekend with a $34.8 million finish. The combined star power of the cast – which included Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, and Jason Statham – helped land the actioner in first place while awarding Stallone his biggest debut to date.

Although fell in second with its $23.1 million take, the movie was by no means a disappointment. The Julia Roberts vehicle premiered on par with Julie & Julia’s $20 million kickoff last August. Meanwhile, Roberts earned her best opening numbers in 10 years (outside of the Oceans franchise).

Unfortunately for Michael Cera, it appears the world was simply working against The $60 million comic book adaptation only raked in $10.6 million over the past three days.

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Box Office Breakdown: Victory for The Other Guys

The Other Guys

Will Ferrell is no longer stuck in the Land of the Lost.

After stinking up the theaters last summer with his science fiction remake, Ferrell has rebounded nicely with . Sony’s buddy-cop flick opened to $35.5 million over the weekend, giving the funnyman his second highest debut ever. (Talledega Nights rang in $47 million in August 2006.) The comedy also performed well for Mark Wahlberg. It was his best outing since Planet of the Apes’ $68.5 million kickoff in 2001.

Unfortunately, 3-D screens and So You Think You Can Dance plugs couldn’t push further up the charts. The $40 million film only grossed $15.8 million in ticket sales while coming in lower than the first two installments. (Step Up premiered to $20.7 million in 2006 while Step Up 2 the Streets opened to $18.9 million in 2008.)

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