Two longtime NYPD partners on the trail of a stolen, rare, mint-condition baseball card find themselves up against a merciless, memorabilia-obsessed gangster. Jimmy (Bruce Willis) is the veteran detective whose missing collectible is his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, and Paul (Tracy Morgan) is his "partner-against-crime" whose preoccupation with his wife's alleged infidelity makes it hard for him to keep his eye on the ball.
A group of losers and a band of girls couldn't stop director Kevin Smith's new film on the home video charts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cop Out took the top spot on the DVD sales and rentals charts, for the week ending July 25.
The Losers debuted in a fairly distant second place last week, selling only 77% of the units that Cop Out sold. The Losers also debuted in third place on the DVD rental charts behind last week's top seller and rental, The Bounty Hunter, which took third place in sales and second place in rentals in its second week on the shelves. The only other notable new release was the rock band biopic The Runaways, which took fourth place on the sales charts and 10th place in rentals.Read More
To begin with, Kevin can you explain exactly just what "Maximum Comedy Mode" or "MCM" is for us?
Kevin Smith: "MCM" is this process, technique; I don't even know what you would call it? Basically, on the Blu-ray of Cop Out they take the movie and instead of like every other DVD I've ever made, you can watch the movie and then you pop over to another section that has a commentary track, or a section that has deleted scenes, or a section that has behind the scenes, everything is compartmentalized. These cats came to me with the idea of basically integrating all of that back into the movie. You know I'm an old man, I'm going to be forty in a couple of weeks and I was terrified by the notion of something new. I got really "crew cut old man" about it. I was like, "Your commentary track is here, and your deleted scenes are over here and never the twain shall meet." I was a true segregationist, man. I started acting like a Southern preacher back in the day, "Never the twain shall meet." And these dudes were so kind about trying to break the process down and explain it to me, which I thought was really funny since I'm a director and I'm supposed to have vision and I couldn't understand what they were talking about. "No, you can't do that, it doesn't make sense," I said. But I had worked with the Warner Bros. cats for so long on the flick and they were so nice the whole step of the way, man. I didn't want to come work at a studio. My whole life I was like, "Fuck these people. They make trash all the time. This is an assembly line of crap and blah, blah, blah." You know, I still feel that way but they are also very nice.Read More
You can bring home Kevin Smith's latest comedy on DVD and Blu-ray this July. Cop Out will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 20. The standard DVD will be priced at , while the BD will be priced at $35.99 SRP. You can take a look at the special features and cover art below. The film stars Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott, Kevin Pollak and Adam Brody.
Action star Bruce Willis and ace comic Tracy Morgan play bickering-but-got-your-back Brooklyn buddy cops. Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) directs the gritty, goofball goings-on as the guys hunt for a stolen 1952 mint-condition baseball card, a hunt plunging them into a gunslinging war with a deadly drug ring. Batter up, fans. The boys are ready to take you out to the ol' brawl game!Read More
While there were two new and very high profile movies at the box office this weekend they were no match for the returning champ, Shutter Island. The re-teaming of legendary director Martin Scorsese and international superstar-actor Leonardo DiCaprio proved successful for the second week in a row as the pair kept their number one spot at the box office this weekend with their psychological thriller. The film, which dropped nearly 50% from its opening weekend actually added 12 theaters and earned $7,393 per each of its 3,003 theaters for a weekend total of $22.2 million, which brings it's total gross to $75 million just shy of it's $80 million production cost. Coming in second in it's debut weekend was Kevin Smith's new buddy-cop movie, Cop Out, starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. The homage to '80s cop comedies made $5,894 in each of its 3,150 theaters for an opening weekend total of $18.5 million.
Also doing well in its premiere weekend was the Breck Eisner directed remake of the George Romero classic, The Crazies, about a plagued small American town starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell. The film, which opened in 2,476 theaters earned $5,894 per theater for an opening weekend total of $16.5 million nearly making back all of it's $20 million production cost. Moving back one place from last week into the number four spot was the film that just won't quit, Avatar. James Cameron's 3D outer-space epic juggernaut was seen in 2,476 theaters and earned $5,700 per theater for a weekend total of $14 million, which brings its total domestic gross to around an incredible $706 million. The film has not only been in the top five on the box office charts for eleven weeks, but has earned nine Oscar nominations, won two Golden Globes and made over $2 billion worldwide now making it the highest grossing film both internationally and domestically of all-time. Finally, rounding out the top five is the Greek mythology adventure film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief based on the popular children's book, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Logan Lerman, Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Sean Bean, Catherine Keener and Ray Winstone. The film, which dropped 35.8% from the previous week was seen in 3,302 theaters and made $2,968 per theater for a weekend total of $9.8 million bringing it's total gross to around $71 million in just three weeks.Read More