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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: October 26, 2010

Back to the FutureHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Alien (Anthology): Blu-ray
  • Back to the Future (25th Anniversary Trilogy): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Elf (Ultimate Collector's Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Lake Placid 3: DVD
  • Paths of Glory: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Santa Claus: The Movie: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Sex and the City 2: DVD, Blu-ray
  • South of the Border: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?: DVD
  • Winter's Bone: DVD, Blu-ray

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

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Box Office Breakdown: Jackass Kicks Competition’s Ass

Although the next Saw film isn’t due until October 29, many theatergoers saw pain inflicted in 3D this past weekend.

The premiere of Jackass 3D, a film based on the former MTV series, has already broken franchise and box office records since debuting three days ago. The documentary, which was produced for $19 million, earned a shocking $50.3 million -- approximately $21 million more than 2006’s Jackass: Number Two (and $28 million more than 2002’s Jackass: The Movie).

Paramount’s entry also bested previous October openers. Up until recently, Scary Movie 3’s $48.1 million from 2003 had been the figure to beat.

Meanwhile, Red generated what could have been first-place sized numbers on any other weekend. The action film starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren rang up $21.8 million -- enough for second place.

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Box Office Breakdown: Very Small Take for Wes Craven

My Soul to Take

Neither Wes Craven’s name nor 3-D ticket prices could help Universal this weekend.

, which cost an estimated $25 million to produce, earned a scary $6.8 million over the past three days. (That’s a figure that includes ticket sales from 3-D venues.) The movie, which debuted in sixth place, was just one of several horror-ific disappointments this week. Two-week-old Case 39 fell to ninth place while Let Me In dropped completely out of the Top 10.

Romantic comedy raised $14.5 million, about $1 million shy of first place. (The Social Network was tops for the second time in a row.) Despite heavy promotion, Life was Katherine Heigl’s smallest debut since her pre-Knocked Up days.

, the weekend’s other new wide release, galloped into third place with $12.7 million. Seabiscuit, in comparison, premiered to $20.9 million in 2003.

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Box Office Breakdown: Social Network Liked by Audiences

The Social Network

Theatergoers took time away from their personal Facebook accounts this weekend to enjoy some actual entertainment this weekend.

—David Fincher’s film about the creation of that social media site—raised enough friends over the last three days to land the biopic in first place. Network’s $22.4 million outing also gave screenwriter Aaron Sorkin his best opening to date.

’s long-awaited debut barely went noticed. The Renee Zellweger/Bradley Cooper movie, which had been waiting for a release date for over two years, was produced for an estimated $27 million. Unfortunately, it only earned back $5.4 million of that from domestic audiences.

Meanwhile, also struggled to find a warm welcome. The vampire thriller – a remake of Sweden’s Let the Right One In—took in only $5.1 million, enough for an 8th place finish.

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Box Office Breakdown: Wall Street Rises to a Win

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Twenty-three years after we were first introduced to Gordon Gekko, Michael Douglas and Oliver Stone have both seen their stock go up. , which earned $19 million over the past three days, gave the Oscar-winning actor his first #1 film since 2001’s Don’t Say a Word and Stone his best debut to date. (That total is, of course, considered chump change to Shia LaBeouf.)

The weekend didn’t look quite so rosy for . Although the Zack Snyder-directed adaptation landed in second place, the movie only grossed $16.1 million. (Keep in mind that the movie cost $79 million to produce.)

Meanwhile, Disney proved Betty White’s mere presence doesn’t necessarily mean comedy gold. You Again – also starring Kristen Bell and Sigourney Weaver – debuted in fifth place with $10.6 million. (Somehow I doubt this will help Bell’s chances of ever getting a Veronica Mars movie off the ground.)

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In Theaters This Weekend: September 24, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

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Efron vs. Timberlake: Who’s Going to Memphis?

Zac Efron and Justin Timberlake

Forget that silly Team Edward vs. Team Jacob rivalry. The real question is “Are you Team Zac or Team Justin?”

That’s the unfortunate decision one studio may have to make if an adaptation of Memphis comes to fruition. The Broadway production could soon be headed to the big screen, and rumor has it and Justin Timberlake are both interested in the same role.

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In Theaters This Weekend: June 25, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Grown Ups (PG-13): starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock (directed by Dennis Dugan)
  • Knight and Day (PG-13): starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard (directed by James Mangold)  **opens on June 23**
  • Dogtooth* (NR): starring Anna Kalaitzidou, Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis (directed by Giorgos Lanthimos)
  • Restrepo* (R): (directed by Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger)
  • South of the Border* (NR): (directed by Oliver Stone)
  • Wild Grass* (PG): starring Andre Dussollier, Sabine Azema, Emmanuelle Devos (directed by Alain Resnais)

*limited release


First Look: Wall Street 2 Trailer


The new trailer above gives us a glimpse of how Oliver Stone will show today’s more modern take on greed in .

The film - a sequel to the critically-acclaimed 1987 entry - brings back Oscar winner as his iconic character Gordon Gekko. Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan (An Education) both co-star.

Money Never Sleeps opens April 23.

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Sequel News: Zoolander, Wall Street, Eastern Promises and More

Wall Street

Wall Street: Michael Douglas will soon be reprising his Oscar-winning role in the classic tale of corporate greed. The actor will be reteaming with his old Wall Street director (Oliver Stone) for the sequel set twenty years later. (The original actually premiered 22 years ago.) Gordon Gekko, fresh from prison, is now facing a new economy and aiming to train a new protege. (Shia LaBeouf is currently in talks for the trainee role.) Production on Wall Street 2 may begin this summer.

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