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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: October 13, 2009

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

  • Adoration: DVD, Blu-ray
  • American Violet: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Craft: Blu-ray
  • Drag Me to Hell: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Every Little Step: DVD
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Blu-ray
  • Happy Birthday to Me: DVD
  • Land of the Lost: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Natural Born Killers (Director’s Cut): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Proposal: DVD, Blu-ray
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut: Blu-ray
  • The Stepfather: DVD
  • Stop Making Sense: Blu-ray

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

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Box Office Breakdown: Hangover Hangs on for Another Win

The Hangover's Ed Helms and Heather Graham

This is one hangover that’s taking a while to recover from.

For the second week in a row, the must-see comedy of the summer has taken the top spot at the charts. The Hangover, which already had a greenlighted sequel prior to its debut, raked in another $32.7 million over the weekend. The film has now earned over $100 million and given Bradley Cooper his second #1 entry of the year. (His first was February’s He’s Just Not That Into You.)

Sitting in third place this week (right behind Up), was , a remake of a 1974 version starring starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. The action thriller, which had Denzel Washington working with director Tony Scott for the fourth time, pulled in a respectable $23.3 million. Meanwhile, Imagine That, Eddie Murphy’s latest stinker, earned $5.5 million in wide release. That gross bests the premiere of Meet Dave by approximately $200,000.

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Box Office Breakdown: The Hangover Rises Above Up

The Hangover

Unlike most Mike Tyson fights, ‘s win was no knockout.

After a back-and-forth battle with Up, Todd Phillips’ film about an eventful bachelor party edged out the animated pic by less than $1 million. Hangover - which features no major stars (unless you count the boxer) - grossed nearly $45 million on its opening weekend. That’s the third best debut for an R-rated comedy ever. (Only Sex and the City and American Pie 2 have done better.)

Meanwhile, a project actually featuring an A-lister became the summer’s first stinker. , starring Will Ferrell, Anna Friel and Danny McBride, earned a sad $18.8 million over the past three days. Although that amount was good enough for third place, the film cost an estimated $100 million to make.

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Box Office Breakdown: Disney/Pixar Flying High with Up

Up

The word “Pixar” always seems to generate smiles, and that’s exactly what did for Disney.

Over the weekend, the Cannes Film Festival opener generated $68.1 million, over $40 million more than its nearest competitor. The movie - which was also offered in 3D - also bested last year’s Wall-E (by $5 million) and had Pixar’s 3rd-best debut. (The Incredibles opened to $70.5 million in 2004; Finding Nemo grossed $70.3 million in 2003.)

Friday’s other new wide release, , scared up only $15.8 million for a 4th place finish. Although it originally looked as if the horror film would surpass Terminator Salvation, the final numbers were $8 million below Sunday’s projections.

Another noteworthy mention: officially crossed the $200 million mark after only four weeks in release. The Paramount feature is now the first movie of the year to reach that achievement.

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In Theaters This Weekend: May 29, 2009

Drag Me to Hell

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • Drag Me to Hell (PG-13): starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver (directed by Sam Raimi)
  • Up (PG): starring Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai (directed by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson)
  • The Brothers Bloom** (PG-13): starring Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz (directed by Rian Johnson)

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