Beverly Hills Chihuahua

(2008)

Chloe (voice of DREW BARRYMORE), a diamond-clad, bootie wearing Beverly Hills Chihuahua enjoys her luxurious lifestyle so much, she hardly notices Papi (voice of GEORGE LOPEZ), a tough looking Chihuahua who happens to be head-over-paws for the pampered pooch. But when Chloe gets lost in the rough streets of Mexico with only a street-wise German Shepherd (voice of ANDY GARCIA) to help her find her way home, Papi heads south of the border -- joining forces with a motley crew: two humans (PIPER PERABO, MANOLO CARDONA), a sly rat (voice of CHEECH MARIN) and a nervous iguana (voice of PAUL RODRIGUEZ) - to rescue his true love.

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year’ Continues to Soar with $15 Million

1) High School Musical 3: Senior Year $15 million.

2) Zack and Miri Make a Porno $10.6 million.

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7) W.

This weekend's only other new major release was Warner Brothers' Pride and Glory, which stars Colin Farrell and Edward Norton. The police drama dropped itself off in fifth place, taking in the small sum of $6.3 million. The film with the highest per screen average was Clint Eastwood's drama The Changeling. Starring Angelina Jolie, the film grabbed $502,000 playing on just 15 screens.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Max Payne’ Delivers $18 Million for First Place

Next week continues to be a guessing game for box office pundits across the country. A plethora of films are being released, and all of them will attract a slightly different audience. First up, we have the horror workhorse Saw V, but will Jigsaw be any match against the kids of High School Musical 3: Senior Year? And then there is Clint Eastwood's heavy drama The Changeling, along with Collin Farrell ironing babies in Pride and Glory. Who will be the true winner? I guess you'll just have to wait and find out.

Nights in Rodanthe was released September 26th, 2008.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’ Barks Up Another $17.5 Million for First Place

Disney has a bonafide hit on its hands with Beverly Hills Chihuahua. For the second straight week in a row, the film landed in the number one spot despite some major competition. It racked up another $17.5 million, placing its cumulative grosses at $52.5 million. Strong word of mouth has kept this one going, and it should stick around the top ten for at least a few more weeks.

Next week, look for Disney's Chihuahuas to go up against Max Payne, W., and the very funny Sex Drive. It should be one heck of a box office brawl.

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SPECIAL REPORT: The Walt Disney Studios Showcase 2008-2009 and Beyond!

Ed Asner is playing the role of the old man. And the clip that was shown featured the house lifting off the ground, into the sky. When the old man finds the young scout on his doorstep, he only reluctantly lets him inside the house. It is a quick, funny bit that seemed to provide the audience with enough Pixar nourishment. Lasseter didn’t dwell too long on this masterpiece in the making. He, instead, seemed more interested in talking about Pixar’s other upcoming project.

Lasseter showed us some character designs and background art. It seems they have captured a true Cajun feel with this particular animated film. Some of the characters include a jazz playing alligator, a lovesick Cajun firefly, and a Voodoo high priest. Lasseter also made the announcement that Oprah Winfrey had joined the voice cast, which went over as pretty big news. He quickly went from talking about The Princess and the Frog into talking about one of Pixar’s best loved older films, Cars.

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Walt Disney Pictures has revealed a new poster for Raja Gosnell's upcoming comedy Beverly Hills Chihuahua, starring Manolo Cardona, Jamie Lee Curtis, Andy Garcia, Placido Domingo, George Lopez, Salma Hayek, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Piolin, and Drew Barrymore. Click on the poster below for a larger version.

Garcia is playing a German shepherd who was kicked off the police force because he lost his sense of smell and has now given up on life. Hayek is Chloe's spirit guide who helps her find her true heritage. Lopez is Papi, a macho romantic Chihuahua who will do anything for the love of Chloe.

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Jamie Lee Curtis has joined Walt Disney Pictures' lost-dog comedy South of the Border, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Curtis joins Piper Perabo as the only other live-action character in the film. The rest of the cast, which includes Drew Barrymore, George Lopez, Andy Garcia, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, Placido Domingo, Edward James Olmos and Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, will lend their voices to the Raja Gosnell-helmed project.

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Drew Barrymore Has Been Cast in ‘South of the Border’

This project has been heating up for awhile. Now it finally has a lead actress. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Drew Barrymore will be lending her voice to Raja Gosnell's South of the Border.

The Walt Disney comedy revolves around a pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua that gets lost in Mexico. Other actors lending their voices to the film include Andy Garcia, Salma Hayek, George Lopez, Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, Placido Domingo, Edward James Olmos and Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo.

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