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Quote of the Day: Kevin Smith on Working With Bruce Willis

It was difficult. I’ve never been involved in a situation like that where one component is not in the box at all. It was f*****g soul crushing... I mean, a lot of people are gonna be like, ‘Oh, you’re just trying to blame the movie on him. I had no f*****g help from this dude whatsoever."

-- Director Kevin Smith on working with A-list actor Bruce Willis on Cop Out.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: July 20, 2010

The Runaways DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Black Narcissus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cats & Dogs: Blu-ray
  • Cop Out: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Forbidden World: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Galaxy of Terror: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Losers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Mother: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Red Shoes: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Runaways: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Town Called Panic: DVD

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

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Box Office Breakdown: Alice in Wonderland in the Green Zone

Alice in Wonderland

The combined forces of Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass could not earn the green.

Although the film nearly matched The Hurt Locker‘s total domestic gross ($15.7 million) in just one weekend, Green became the latest war-based film to open to underwhelming numbers. The movie, which debuted to $14.3 million and cost approximately $100 million to produce, also came nowhere near Damon and Greengrass’ last project together. (The Bourne Ultimatum opened to $69.3 million in 2007.)

Meanwhile, continued along its fantastic journey. The movie, which has now taken in over $209 million domestically, has officially become one of Disney’s Top 20 all-time entries.

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Box Office Breakdown: Wonderful Start for Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Something tells me we’ll be seeing more collaborations between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton soon.

, the latest project from the famous movie-making team, unfolded to a whopping $116 million over the Oscar weekend. Disney’s 3-D adaptation had the best open ever for a non-sequel and the largest debut for any winter release outside of the holiday season. (And we thought Passion of the Christ‘s $83.8 million looked good six years ago.)

Tim Burton’s entry gave the director his best first weekend to date (compared to the $68.5 million Planet of the Apes grossed in 2001). The movie did, though, come in second to Johnny Depp’s personal high. (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men’s Chest raked in $135.6 million in 2006.)

Alice also topped all 3-D openers…including Avatar. (Granted, James Cameron did have a blizzard to contend with at the time.)

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Box Office Breakdown: Cop Out Misses Out

Cop Out

When is a second place finish considered good news? When it’s the biggest debut you’ve had in your career.

Despite recently being kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight and losing out to Shutter Island, Kevin Smith still has something to smile about. His latest directorial project, , opened to $18.2 million over the weekend. That figure surpasses his previous best of $11.1 million for 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

And while Bruce Willis has clearly seen better days, he hasn’t in some time. Fortunately, his comedic partnership with Tracy Morgan raised over $3 million more than his last major outing, Surrogates, did last September.

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In Theaters This Weekend (2/26)

Cop Out

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Cop Out (R): starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott (directed by Kevin Smith)
  • The Crazies (R): starring Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker (directed by Breck Eisner)
  • The Art of the Steal* (NR): (directed by Don Argott)
  • Defendor* (R): starring Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Elias Koteas (directed by Peter Stebbings)

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