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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: October 12, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Arn: The Knight Templar: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Darjeeling Limited (Criterion Collection): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Hangover (Extreme Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • How to Train Your Dragon: DVD/Blu-ray Combo
  • I Am Love: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Jonah Hex: DVD/Blu-ray Combo
  • Leaves of Grass: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Magician (Criterion Collection): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Red Dragon: Blu-ray
  • Sex and Lucia: Blu-ray
  • Three Kings: Blu-ray

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

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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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Megan Fox Shot Jonah Hex in 5 Days

Megan Fox on Jonah Hex setAction starlet shot her scenes for Jonah Hex in five days.

The 24-year-old star - who plays love interest Lilah in the western movie - only spent five days on the set of the film and confesses it was one of the hardest she has worked on.

“It’s the toughest movie I’ve ever done. The stunts and the make-up… a lot of pain… f**king horrible. I don’t know if I’d do it again. I only worked on this for five days in Louisiana. And we would shoot all day. So we worked really hard for those five days, and then they wrapped me.”

However, the screen beauty did admit she has worked on more “difficult” projects in the past: “It was an intense process, to cram all of that into such a short amount of time. It was difficult. It’s not the most difficult thing I’ve done or survived.”

Megan recently confessed she had problems on the set of the movie as her small hands prevented her from being able to hold a gun correctly. “Actually there was one gunfight scene that the stunt team had been choreographing for, I think, a couple of weeks, and I showed up and I had a minute to get it down and rehearse it and it was really difficult for me to shoot the old-style gunslinger guns because I have tiny little baby hands. The guns are really large and really heavy, so just the physicality of actually having to pull that off was really difficult. This was more action-heavy for me.”


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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Getting Into Character: Megan Fox in Jonah Hex

Megan Fox in Jonah Hex

Although she was asked to gain weight for Transformers 2, it clearly looks as if Megan Fox’s waistline disappeared quickly.

In this picture, Fox is seen on the set of Jonah Hex, an adaptation of a DC Comics story. The Western features as a bounty hunter (Hex) and Fox as his gun-wielding love interest. John Malkovich will play a voodoo practitioner trying to raise an army of the undead that will liberate the South.

is scheduled for release on August 6, 2010.

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Casting Corner: Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Megan Fox and More

Cate Blanchett

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Cate Blanchett: The Benjamin Button actress will be paired with a new leading man for her next feature. Blanchett was recently tapped to replace Sienna Miller in the latest version of the Robin Hood tale. Cate will star as Maid Marian opposite Russell Crowe’s Robin of Loxley. The movie, previously titled Nottingham, will be helmed by by Crowe’s favorite director, Ridley Scott.

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