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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 26, 2009

New in Town DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Children of Men: Blu-ray
  • Cinderella Man: Blu-ray
  • Falling Down: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Field of Dreams: Blu-ray
  • Killshot: DVD
  • New in Town: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Powder Blue: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves: Blu-ray
  • Seabiscuit: Blu-ray
  • Spy Game: Blu-ray
  • True Romance: Blu-ray

Click here to see the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Box Office Breakdown: Audiences are Taken with Liam Neeson

Maggie Grace in Taken

While it would seem logical to find a female-oriented movie on top after Super Bowl Sunday, an action thriller proved there was more than enough testosterone to go around. , starring Oscar-nominee Liam Neeson, took in $24.7 million making it the second best opener ever during the same football period. (Last year’s Hannah Montana concert film grossed $31.1 million.)

Meanwhile, a romantic comedy starring an actual Oscar winner, failed to do what counterprogramming options are meant to do: score a touchdown. , starring Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr., earned $6.7 million and a disappointing 8th place. (Apparently Academy Awards don’t guarantee future success.) The romantic comedy raked in about 1/2 as much as Zellweger’s Leatherheads did…and that’s saying a lot.

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In Theaters This Weekend: January 30, 2009

Taken

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

First Look: Renee Zellweger is New in Town


Maybe the Minnesota weather is to blame for Renee Zellweger’s disheveled hair last night…

In her upcoming romantic comedy, Renee plays a consultant from Miami with a temporary assignment in the Midwest state. Of course, it’s always nice to have a warm body around when you’re cold. Thankfully for the Oscar winner, Harry Connick, Jr. is there to keep her company.

New in Town - also starring and Frances Conroy - opens January 20.

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