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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: November 3, 2009

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Aliens in the Attic: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Answer Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Dead: DVD
  • Food, Inc.: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Forrest Gump: Blu-ray
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Howards End: Blu-ray
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper: DVD, Blu-ray
  • It’s a Wonderful Life: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Love Actually: Blu-ray
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Ultimate Collector’s Edition): DVD, Blu-ray

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Box Office Breakdown: Another Win for Final Destination

The Final Destination

Ticket buyers ended their summer vacations by booking . For the 2nd time in a row, the horror entry topped all entries with a 1st place finish. Thanks to the $15.3 million added to the pot, Warner Bros. saw its sequel rise above the $50 million mark during the Labor Day weekend

pulled in another $15 million and narrowly missed another win of its own. The WWII movie has now raked in over $95 million domestically and given Quentin Tarantino the 2nd best gross of his career. (Pulp Fiction is still the champ.)

Meanwhile, Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper joined forces for a 3rd place debut. may not have done Proposal or Hangover-esque numbers, but the comedy did walk away with something to brag about. The Fox feature totaled the largest per screen average of any movie in the Top 10.

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Box Office Breakdown: Final Destination Has Last Laugh

The Final Destination

Theatergoers made the destination this weekend.

Even though it had no A-list names and was pitted against another horror film, the fourth Destination installment gave the franchise its best opening to date. The movie, which was boosted by 3D venues and pricing, grossed approximately $27.4 million since its Friday debut. Up until now, the series only saw openings under $20 million.

Warner Bros.’ win meant a loss for . Rob Zombie’s latest splatter-flick scared up nearly $14 million less than 2007’s Halloween grossed. (This could be part of the reason why the director is being replaced for Halloween 3D.) Unfortunately, the $16.3 million take wasn’t even good enough for 2nd place. The sequel was actually topped by a different Weinstein Company film: Inglourious Basterds.

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Box Office Breakdown: Glorious Outing for Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

, Inglorious Bastards. However you spell it, it was still a hit.

The WWII-era tale about a band of Jewish-American soldiers hit the mark this weekend with a $38 million debut. Basterds, which more than doubled its nearest competitor, gave his biggest premiere ever. (Kill Bill, Vol. 2 grossed only $25.1 million in 2004.) The director also raked in his best international turnout to date.

Finding himself even further down the list was Tarantino buddy Robert Rodriguez. The director followed up Planet Terror with a $6.4 million outing for the PG-rated . That was enough to give the Warner Bros. feature a 6th place finish.

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Box Office Breakdown: Number 1 for District 9

District 9

may not have have any big name stars and it may not be based on a story everyone knows, but it does have something no other film has this Monday: a first place finish.

Over the weekend, the R-rated actioner landed on Earth safely with over $37 million in ticket sales. The sci-fi entry also raked in one of the best per screen averages ($12,251) of any film currently in in theaters. (Sony Pictures Classics’ averaged $13,240 while in limited release.)

In the non-alien department, cornered the romantic genre with an $18.6 million total. Meanwhile, Vanessa Hudgens proved she’s nothing without her better half. The Disney star’s new film, Bandslam, failed to even crack the Top Ten. The teen comedy barely managed to gross over $2 million.

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Sequel News: Wolverine, True Lies and More


Wolverine: Oscar award-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) has been tapped to write the follow-up to Wolverine. The movie, which will be produced by Hugh Jackman, is not to be confused with the Deadpool spinoff focusing on Ryan Reynold’s character. This Japan-set film will follow Wolverine as he struggles between his killer instincts and the noble life of samurais. McQuarrie also did some work on the 2000 X-Men film.

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In Theaters This Weekend: August 7, 2009

Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG-13): starring Dennis Quiad, Marlon Wayans, Channing Tatum (directed by Stephen Sommers)
  • Julie & Julia (PG-13): starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci (directed by Nora Ephron)
  • A Perfect Getaway (R): starring Timothy Olyphant, Steve Zahn, Milla Jovovich (directed by David Twohy)

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Studio Won’t Preview G.I. Joe for Critics

G.I. Joe

When it comes to summer blockbusters, most people already have in mind what they plan on seeing…long before the movie even comes out. So when it comes to critical reviews, does anyone even care?

Despite mixed reviews for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the sequel went on to make a killing in its first weekend. But Paramount isn’t willing to take that risk again.

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Preview Clip from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra


Wondering if will thrill like Transformers? Worried it will fizzle like Watchmen?

If the film’s early trailers have you feeling uncertain (you can see one after the jump), this extended clip might - might - get you into theaters. Depending on your expectations, this preview might either seem quite cheesy or rather tasty.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opens August 7.

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The G.I. Joe Cast Photos

Back in January, we found out which stars would be taking on the live-action version of G.I. Joe.  Now we’re getting our first glimpses of some those actors in character.

The Paramount film is scheduled to hit theaters on August 7, 2009.

G.I. Joe, General HawkG.I. Joe, Snake EyesG.I. Joe, Baroness

Pictured above: (General Hawk), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), Sienna Miller (The Baroness)

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