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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: July 20, 2010

The Runaways DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Black Narcissus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cats & Dogs: Blu-ray
  • Cop Out: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Forbidden World: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Galaxy of Terror: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Losers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Mother: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Red Shoes: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Runaways: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Town Called Panic: DVD

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

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Box Office Breakdown: Iron Man 2 Soars High Above the Competition

Iron Man 2

Only one movie earned over $10 million over this weekend…and only movie scored over $125 million as well.

Iron Man 2 - with help from Mickey Rourke’s powerful weapons - whipped up $128.1 million over the past three days, giving Paramount its biggest open in history. The sequel, which was produced for approximately $170 million, easily improved upon Iron Man‘s $98.6 million premiere in 2008 and nabbed the fifth-largest debut of all time. (The Dark Knight still tops that leader board with its $158.4 million outing.)

Focus Features’ also made news of its own despite coming nowhere near Iron Man 2‘s numbers. The documentary, which was only released in 534 theaters, delivered $2.2 million and a ninth-place finish over the Mother’s Day weekend.

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Box Office Breakdown: Freddy Krueger a Theatrical Nightmare

Nightmare on Elm Street

Even though it’s a recurring dream, can still still scare up a few dollars.

Warner Bros.’ reboot of the horror classic clawed its way up to the top of the charts this weekend with a bloody good $32.9 million. Director Samuel Bayer’s first feature film more than tripled its nearest competitor while just falling shy of Freddy vs. Jason‘s $36 million open in 2003. (This installment did, though, top all other Elm street debuts.)

Meanwhile, it appears Brendan Fraser’s latest entry may have actually scared away audiences. , also starring Brooke Shields, only grossed $6.6 million over the last three days. Sadly, that amount was still higher than what Fraser generated in his last film…with Harrison Ford. (Extraordinary Measures unfolded to $6 million back in January.)

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Box Office Breakdown: Jennifer Lopez Needs a Back-up Plan

The Back-Up Plan

Jennifer Lopez’s recent performance at the box office - like her number at the American Music Awards - wasn’t exactly flawless.

, Lopez’s first major release since 2005, was not what moviegoers had planned for their few days off. The romantic comedy, which co-stars Alex O’Loughlin, earned a lackluster $12.2 million in ticket sales and a seat behind the five-week-old How to Train Your Dragon.

CBS Films did have one thing to brag about though: it’s movie performed better than any new wide release this weekend. (Granted, that isn’t saying much.) - an actioner featuring a large ensemble of actors - wrangled up a disappointing $9.4 million for fourth place. While that was enough to surpass last week’s champ, Kick-Ass, the two films were only separated by about $400,000. Meanwhile, Oceans, Disney’s nature documentary, landed in 8th place with $6.1 million.

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In Theaters This Weekend: April 23, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Back-Up Plan (PG-13): starring Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin, Eric Christian Olsen (directed by Alan Poul)
  • The Losers (PG-13): starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana (directed by Sylvain White)
  • Oceans (G): (directed by Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud)  **opens April 22nd/Earth Day**

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