The team behind the global phenomenon "The Da Vinci Code" returns for the highly anticipated "Angels & Demons," based upon the bestselling novel by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard religious expert Robert Langdon, who once again finds that forces with ancient roots are willing to stop at nothing, even murder, to advance their goals. Ron Howard again directs the film, which is produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and John Calley. The screenplay is by David Koepp and Akiva Goldsman.
Video Business is reporting that Angels & Demons will come out on Blu-ray Disc and DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on November 24th.
Angels & Demons will be available as a Two-Disc Blu-ray, a Two-Disc Extended Cut DVD, and a Single-Disc Theatrical DVD.Read More
Summer 2009 has beat every summer movie going season before it to become the highest grossing summer at the domestic box office ever. According to Variety, the box office revenue throughout Sunday has been calculated at $4.17 billion. That is compared to the summer of 2007, which was the previous record holder with $4.16 billion. The Labor Day weekend should add another $100 million to that estimate, which finds summer 2009 up three percent in total grosses.
The three films that helped lead this amazing new record were Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($399.4 million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($294.3 million), and Disney/Pixar's Up ($289.6 million). The grosses were also helped by surprise hits such as The Hangover, which brought in an unexpected $270.2 million, and The Proposal, which pulled in a hefty $160.2 million.Read More
Todd Phillip's surprise hit of the summer The Hangover held its first place position for a second straight week in a row. The R rated comedy, which stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zack Galifianakis as three friends searching for their groom the day after the bachelor party, scored an impressive $33.4 million, pushing its cumulative take past the hundred million dollar mark. Having earned $105.3 million, The Hangover has surpassed most other second week grosses this year.
Coming in with a strong second place finish was Disney/Pixar's Up, which pulled in another $30.5 million. The film, which follows a 78-year-old balloon salesman named Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) as he fulfils his lifelong dream of visiting the wilds of South America, has now earned $187 million, pushing it further up Pixar's all-time best list. It has successfully moved ahead of A Bug's Life to become the number nine most successful Pixar film of all time. Look for it to continue to climb up this chart for the rest of the summer.Read More
Disney/Pixar's Up remained at the top of the box office charts this weekend, pulling in another $44.2 million. The film, which follows a 78-year-old balloon salesman named Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) as he fulfils his lifelong dream of visiting the wilds of South America, has now earned $137 million, making it a certified hit. Coming in at number ten on the all-time best box office earnings score chart for a Pixar film, Up still has a long road to hoe before it beats Finding Nemo's number one status. Pixar's popular fish tale managed to earn $339 million back in 2003.
The race for second and third place was an effortless beat down. The R rated comedy The Hangover, which stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zack Galifianakis as three friends searching for their groom the day after his bachelor party, scored a hefty $43.2 million, leaving this week's other big budget comedy, Land of the Lost, in the dust. Though it came in at third place, Will Ferrell's hip retooling of the Sid & Marty Krofft Saturday morning kids' show only managed to bring in $19.5 million. Word of mouth has crushed its success, and it's unlikely we will be hearing from Marshal, Will, and Holly ever again.Read More
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Disney/Pixar's Up drifted to the top of the box office charts this weekend, pulling in an estimated $68.2 million. The film, which follows a 78-year-old balloon salesman named Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) as he fulfils his lifelong dream of visiting the wilds of South America, is Pixar's tenth feature length animated movie. While it's opening didn't beat the box office debut of Finding Nemo, which made $70.2 million in May of 2003, or The Incredibles, which holds Pixar's biggest premier with $70.4 million, Up now stands as the third biggest opening for the computer-animation based company. Strong word of mouth should keep it adrift through most of June.Read More
In a stunning upset, Shawn Levy's sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian beat out McG's sequel Terminator Salvation to become the number one film of this Memorial Day weekend. The comedy, starring Ben Stiller as museum guard Larry Daley, pulled in an estimated $70 million over the course of four days, proving that good old fashion family fun never goes out of style. The original Night at the Museum only pulled in $30 million on its opening weekend back in December of 2006, but then went on to gross more than $574 million worldwide.
Terminator Salvation debuted in second place with $53.8 million. McG directed this fourth installment of the popular killer robot franchise, which stars Christian Bale as John Connor, Anton Yelchin as Kyle Reese, and Sam Worthington as half-man/half-cyborg Marcus. The film opened on Thursday, but that one-day head start only brings its cumulative grosses up to $67.1 million, still not enough to beat Museum's Capuchin monkeys.Read More