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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: December 14, 2010

Despicable MeHere are some of the options available this week:

  • The A-Team: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cyrus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Despicable Me: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Gasland: DVD
  • Harsh Times: Blu-ray
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole: DVD, Blu-ray **avail. Dec. 17
  • Mother and Child: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Nanny McPhee Returns: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Other Guys: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Town: DVD, Blu-ray **avail. Dec. 17**
  • True Grit: Blu-ray

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

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Zoolander Sequel Script Finished


Despite some delays, reports say that the has been completed. The plot focuses on Derek Zoolander and Hansel (played by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, respectively) on the brink of turning 40, and their top modeling days behind them.

will also reprise his role (yes!) as evil designer Mugatu, who tried to use Zoolander in his evil assassination plot in the first film. Actor Jonah Hill has also been given a role, and we’re delighted with the development. Ferrell, Stiller, Wilson and Hill in the same flick? It just doesn’t get funnier than that.

Zoolander 2 should be in theaters in 2012. The real trick is figuring out how to wait that long!

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: September 28, 2010

Get Him to the GreekHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Babies: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Frozen: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Get Him to the Greek: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Good: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Iron Man 2: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Killer Inside Me: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Legend of the Seeker: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Private Eyes: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Thin Red Line: DVD, Blu-ray

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

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Quote of the Day: Jonah Hill the New Hulk?

Jonah Hill

“I’m playing the Hulk in the movie…I want to say thank you to all the fans who made this happen. Me and Downey, Jr. are going to make this one good. We’ll see you in 2012 guys!”

-Jonah Hill at Comic-Con, joking about the casting dilemma in Marvel’s new superhero-centric movie.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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Box Office Breakdown: Despicable Weekend for Eclipse

Despicable Me

It looks like Steve Carell will do just fine when he finally leaves Dunder Mifflin.

Neither vampires nor predators could keep Gru (Carell) and his minions from ruling the box office this weekend. - also featuring the voices of Miranda Cosgrove, Jason Segel and Russell Brand - overcame it’s title and delighted audiences to the tune of $56.4 million. Universal’s feature earned nearly enough to cover the film’s production cost ($69 million) and more than enough to push last week’s champ, Eclipse, down to second place.

Meanwhile, Fox’s , set its laser sights on the alien creature lovers out there. The sci-fi thriller, starring Adrien Brody and Topher Grace, fired up $24.8 million in ticket sales and a third place finish.

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Box Office Breakdown: Twilight Eclipses Competition

Twilight Eclipse

Summit Entertainment saw fireworks at the theaters this holiday weekend.

The four-day frame ended with hauling in approximately $83.6 million. Although the David Slade-directed installment easily dethroned reigning champ Toy Story 3, the sequel actually failed to surpass the previous outing. Last fall, The Twilight Saga: New Moon grossed $178.9 million over six days. Eclipse, on the other hand, only raised $176.3 million since opening last Wednesday.

Meanwhile, scathing reviews didn’t keep from raking up a sizable share of the box office pot. M. Night Shyamalan’s take on Nickelodeon series fought off critics to earn $51.8 million over four days. Overall, the $150 million production has totaled $69.3 million domestically since its Thursday debut.

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Box Office Breakdown: Woody, Buzz Top Sandler and Cruise

Toy Story 3

Despite increased competition from a number of A-list stars, easily cruised to another victory this weekend. The Pixar film added another $59.3 million to its total bringing its domestic gross to over $225 million.

Coming in second was , starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider. The comedy, which could have probably placed first on any other weekend, earned $40.5 million - the fourth best open in Sandler’s career. (The Longest Yard‘s $47.6 million from 2005 is still his best.) The movie also surpassed James’ last big hit, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which premiered to $31.8 million in 2009.

Meanwhile, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz found a box office win to be mission impossible. only fired up a mediocre $20.1 million ($27.4 million since Wednesday) and a third place finish. Keep in mind: Vanilla Sky, their last film together, debuted to $25 million back in 2001 - and that wasn’t even an action film.

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Box Office Breakdown: Toy Story Still Has Game

Toy Story 3

The number “11” appears to be a good one for .

Although it’s been almost 11 years since we had fun with Woody and Buzz Lightyear, those classic characters were apparently anything but forgotten. This weekend’s long-anticipated debut of rang up $110 million, giving Pixar its 11th chart topper in a row. The sequel also surpassed all previous Pixar debuts (including The Incredibles’ $70.5 million from 2004) and became the second best animated opener of all time (right behind Shrek the Third‘s $121.6 million from 2007).

, on the other hand, was unfortunately cursed from the start. The comic book adaptation - starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox - fired up a underwhelming $5.4 million. That performance was even more dismal than the debut of Megan Fox’s last film, Jennifer’s Body, which opened to $6.9 million in September 2009.

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In Theaters This Weekend: June 18, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Jonah Hex (PG-13): starring Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich (directed by Jimmy Hayward)
  • Toy Story 3 (G): starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack (directed by Lee Unkrich)
  • 8: The Mormon Proposition* (NR): (directed by Reed Cowan)
  • Cyrus* (R): starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei (directed by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass)

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Box Office Breakdown: A-Team’s Face Kicked by Karate Kid’s Foot

Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid

The battle of the ‘80s remakes was won by an actor born in 1998.

Despite featuring no actual karate and a Smith named Jaden, had no problem kicking up Will Smith-esque dollars this weekend. (I’m sure it had something to do with that Justin Bieber song.).  Sony’s remake of the 1984 classic surpassed early projections by rallying to a $55.7 million finish. The film’s debut means the 11-year-old star has already managed to outperform most of his father’s films. (I Am Legend opened to $77.2 million in 2007; Hancock premiered to $62.6 million in 2008.)

Meanwhile, Fox’s reboot of cranked out what could be considered a B-grade performance. The movie, which cost over $95 million to make (compared to Karate‘s $40 million), only rang up $25.7 million in its first three days. That’s barely above the figure Liam Neeson’s Taken earned in 2009 ($24.7 million) and nowhere near the debut Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel had with Valentine’s Day ($56.2 million).

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