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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: Bruno Crawls His Way to #1

Bruno crawling

Just like in the fashion world, one day was hot—the next day he was not.

Even though the comedy did well enough to place first this weekend, it appears the sexually graphic film may have turned some off. Ticket sales for the entry dropped 39% between Friday and Saturday, leading many to believe that negative word of mouth played a factor.

In total, Bruno piqued enough interest to raise $30.6 million over three days. While that gross beats Borat‘s $26.5 million debut, the 2006 film later went on to earn $129 million domestically.

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Box Office Breakdown: Transformers Melts Ice Age’s Hopes

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

This was one heated battle that left Ice Age out in the cold.

Only 24 hours ago, and the animated comedy were estimated to finish in a possible tie. But when the final numbers were computed, last Monday’s champ managed to keep its spot for another round. In just two weeks, the Paramount feature has managed to earn just under $300 million.

But had nothing to complain about. Even though it missed the #1 spot by less than $1 million, the threequel had the best per screen average of any entry in the Top Ten. In total, the movie earned $66.7 million over five days, just shy of what 2006’s Ice Age: The Meltdown grossed over only three days.

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Box Office Breakdown: Transformers Rises Above the Competition

Transformers: Rise of the Fallen

It’s not very often when “loud” and “mindless” are deemed good qualities. But in Paramount’s case, it was a recipe for success.

Over the past five days, did what most films have been attempting all year: It passed the $200 million mark. (Up just became the first 2009 film to hit $250 million.)

While the Michael Bay film is definitely on track to be one of the most successful entries this year (let’s not forget about Harry Potter), the sequel’s opening still takes second behind last year’s topper. During its opening run, earned $203.8 million domestically.

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Box Office Breakdown: Audiences Agree on The Proposal

The Proposal's Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock

It seems a little skin might just go a long way.

After weeks of talking to the media about their joint nude scene, Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds saw their movie take the top spot. Was it a coincidence? Maybe. Whatever the reason, became the actress’ biggest opener ever. Prior to this weekend, 2007’s Premonition - a horrible film, btw - had Bullock’s largest debut. (That movie grossed $17.6 million, almost 1/2 less than the romantic comedy.)

Meanwhile, Reynolds is this week’s Bradley Cooper. Sandra’s leading man, like The Hangover star, has just had his second #1 film of the year. (The first being Wolverine.)

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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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In Theaters This Weekend: June 12, 2009

Imagine That

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • Imagine That (PG): starring Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Nicole Ari Parker (directed by Karey Kirkpatrick)
  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (R): starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, James Gandolfini (directed by Tony Scott)

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John Travolta Thanks Pelham 1 2 3’s Crew for Support

John Travolta and Jett Travolta

Just over six months after the death of his son Jett, John Travolta has understandably opted to stay out of the public eye. But that won’t keep the actor from helping to promote his new film.

In a message posted on his own website, John graciously took the time to return the support that had been given to him.

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