What would you do if you got a second shot at life? Class of 1989, Mike O'Donnell is a star on his high school basketball court with a college scout in the stands and a bright future in his grasp. But instead, he decides to throw it all away to share his life with his girlfriend Scarlett and the baby he just learned they are expecting. Almost 20 years later, Mike's glory days are decidedly behind him. His marriage to Scarlett has fallen apart, he has been passed over for a promotion at work, his teenage kids think he is a loser, and he has been reduced to crashing with his high school nerd-turned-techno-billionaire best friend Ned. But Mike is given another chance when he is miraculously transformed back to the age of 17. Unfortunately, Mike may look 17 again, but his thirtysomething outlook is totally uncool in the class of 2009. And in trying to recapture his best years, Mike could lose the best things that ever happened to him.
TEEN CHOICE 2009 is executive-produced by Bob Bain and Michael Burg. Paul Flattery serves as producer, Kelly Brock is co-producer and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.Read More
You can relive high school with Zac Efron in a non-musical way this August. 17 Again will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 11th. The DVD, which will contain no extras that we no of yet, will be priced at $28.98 SRP while the Blu-ray, which will be a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, will be priced at $35.99 SRP. The film stars Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann and Thomas Lennon.
No one would call Mike ODonnell the perfect husband or father least of all his wife or kids but hes about to get the second chance hes always wished for. When Mike is passed over for a promotion at work, he blames his family for his lack of success: if only he could do it all again and do it right this time, then...everything would be different. When Mike wakes up the next morning, hes no longer his unhappy middle-aged self - instead hes 17 all over again! Heres his chance to do it right! Reminiscent of Peggy Sue Got Married, and a reverse Big, 17 Again is a true new coming of age story - one where getting a second chance at your happy ending means creating a whole new beginning!Read More
Angels & Demons, Ron Howard's follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, failed to stir up much controversy this past week. But that didn't stop Robert Langdon from racing into the top spot on the box office charts this weekend. The Dan Brown adaptation didn't achieve the same opening weekend success that its predecessor received when it premiered back in May of 2006, when The Da Vinci Code pulled in an impressive $77 million, nearly double that of this new adventure. But it is still being considered a modest summer hit.
Star Trek continued to go at warp speed, pulling in another $43 million during its second weekend of release. That puts its cumulative grosses at $147 million, making it the most successful Star Trek film of all-time. While no sequel has been announced yet, its speculated that a second film will go into pre-production before the end of the year.Read More
JJ Abrams' reboot of the Star Trek franchise was firing on all thrusters this weekend as it warped into the top spot at the box office with $72.5 million. While the film opened to impressive numbers, it wasn't able to beat out X-Men Origins: Wolverine debut take of $85 million from last weekend. The Marvel Comics adaptation starring Hugh Jackman took in extreme dip in ticket sales this week, dropping down into the number two spot with another $27 million to its name. Thus far, the franchise offshoot has collected an impressive $129 million, making it the first hit of the summer.
This weekend's only other major release was the Benny Boom action comedy Next Day Air. Starring an ensemble cast of comedic actors, the film arrived at number six on the charts, taking in an estimated $4 million. It opened on just 1,138 screens, 1/3 of those shared by Captain Kirk and Spock. After home video sales, this will be a modest hit, and its possible that we will see a sequel sometime in the next year.Read More
Forcing an incredible upset at the box office this weekend, Beyonce Knowles went toe to toe with Ali Larter in one of the greatest catfights ever witnessed on the silver screen and won the top spot with $28.5 million. It is the eighth highest opening weekend earner of the year, surprising most industry insiders with its ability to win an audience. It certainly proved that Beyonce Knowles can open bigger than Zac Efron, whose body-morphing comedy 17 Again took a hit, dipping down into second place for its second weekend on the charts. The film pulled in another $11.6 million, bringing its cumulative grossed to $39.9 million.
Three other new high profile films flooded the box office this past weekend. Fighting was number three with $11.4 million, while Robert Downey Jr.'s drama The Soloist tried to keep up in fourth place with $9.7 million. Disneynature's Earth, while playing on half as many screens as its competitors, only managed to climb into the number five spot with $8.5 million.Read More