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Box Office Breakdown: Twilight Eclipses Competition

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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

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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

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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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Toy Story 3 HD trailer is beautiful


Can you believe it’s been over a decade since Toy Story 2 hit theaters?

Well, be sure to peep the amazing trailer above for to see just how far they’ve come in that timeframe to making things look downright fantastic. The humans look more lifelike than ever, the Barbie and Ken stuff oozes of rich CGI animation goodness, which pretty much just means that it was worth the wait.

Toy Story 3 hits theaters on June 18th, where you’ll be able to up the ante even further by watching it in 3D IMAX.


Toy Story Gets Extended 3D Run


If your film is still charting in fifth place, why pull the plug now?

Although it was originally slated for a two-week stint, the Toy Story/Toy Story 2 double feature has been given a longer stay. The popular 3D reissuing will now have an indefinite run. (It will most likely be pulled before A Christmas Carol opens on November 6.)

Since being re-released on October 2, the Pixar classics have combined forces for approximately $22.8 million in ticket sales.

Those still unable to relive the experience before it leaves theaters can get their sneak peek of above.

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In Theaters This Weekend: October 2, 2009

The Invention of Lying

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Capitalism: A Love Story** (R): starring Michael Moore (directed by Michael Moore)
  • The Invention of Lying (PG-13): starring Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill (directed by Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson)
  • Toy Story/Toy Story 2 in 3D (G): starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger (directed by John Lasseter)
  • Whip It! (PG-13): starring Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis (directed by Drew Barrymore)
  • Zombieland (R): starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone (directed by Ruben Fleischer)

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Timothy Dalton: From 007 to Toy Story 3

Timothy Dalton is to star in Toy Story 3.

The 63-year-old actor - who played British spy James Bond in Licence to Kill and The Living Daylights - will voice melodramatic hedgehog Mr. Pricklepants in the Disney/Pixar sequel. If he is allowed to keep his Welsh accent, the actor will be the first Briton to feature in the popular animated franchise.

Disney president John Lasseter revealed Dalton’s casting yesterday in addition to part of film’s plot. In excerpts shown, the toys - including Tom Hanks’ Woody, Tim Allen’s Buzz and Kelsey Grammer’s Stinky Pete the Prospector - were sent to a daycare center when their owner Andy grows up and moves to college. After days of terrible abuse at the hands of toddlers, the toys stage a dramatic break-out before going on the hunt for a new home.

Cars star will also voice a new character in the film - Barbie’s boyfriend Ken.

will be released on June 18, 2010.


Toy Story 3 teaser trailer

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Disney, Animation, Family, Sequels, Trailers,


Toy Story 3 is one of the films I’ve been looking forward to most, and we are just over a year from it’s release. The movie hits theaters on June 18, 2010, and continues the 3D animation releases we’ve been seeing recently. Hit the video above for a cute teaser trailer.


Beauty and the Beast to Go 3-D

Beauty and the BeastAs hard as it is to believe, it’s already been 17 years since Beauty and the Beast first premiered. And though it’s still nice to still along with Gaston and Lumiere via the DVD, we will soon have a new way to experience the movie all over again.

Come 2010, Disney will rerelease the Oscar-nominated film - it was the first full-length animated movie to be up for Best Picture - as a new 3-D theatrical feature. This update is just one of several reissues the studio has in store. Plans for a revamped Toy Story and Toy Story 2 have already been in the works.

In addition to this weekend’s release of , upcoming 3-D titles for Disney include the Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Movie, Toy Story 3, Up, G-Force, Alice in Wonderland and Rapunzel.

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