Monsters Vs. Aliens

(2009)

When California girl Susan Murphy is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall and is instantly labeled a "monster" named Ginormica. The military jumps into action, and she is captured and held in a secret government compound. The world learns that the military has been quietly rounding up other monsters over the years. This ragtag group consists of the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.; the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link; the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B.; and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement time is cut short however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country.

‘Monsters Vs. Aliens’ Sequel Isn't Happening

It seems that fans shouldn't expect a sequel to one of this year's big animated 3D hits. According to , DreamWorks Animation has announced that there won't be a sequel to this year's animated hit Monsters Vs. Aliens.

While the film performed well domestically, taking in $198 million, a sequel to the film was never a sure thing due to a lukewarm international reception. The film made $380 million worldwide, but performed poorly in several key international markets.

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NBC to Air Holiday Specials Themed Around ‘Monsters Vs. Aliens’ and ‘Madagascar’

NBC has joined with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. to air two all-new, family-friendly animated holiday television specials based on the studio's blockbuster feature films, Monsters Vs. Aliens and Madagascar, both featuring many of the characters as voiced by the original talent from the films.

The first of the 30-minute specials is titled, Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, and is based on the 2009 smash hit, Monsters Vs. Aliens. It features the voices of cast members Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland and Rainn Wilson (NBC's The Office). The special is set to air on Wednesday, October 28 (8-8:30 p.m. ET, repeating from 8:30-9 p.m. ET). The second special, Merry Madagascar, is based on the hugely successful smash hits, Madagascar and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa which both featured the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric The Entertainer and Andy Richter. The special, which also features the voice of Carl Reiner, is scheduled to broadcast on Tuesday, November 17 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) and repeat on Saturday, November 28 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) - just before the holiday season.

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‘Monsters Vs. Aliens’ Gets Animated in 3D on DVD and Blu-ray on September 29th

You can bring one popular 3D animated adventure home on DVD and Blu-ray this September. Monsters Vs. Aliens will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 29. The film will be released in a single-disc edition, a Two-Disc Ginormous Edition, which comes with the bonus animated film, B.O.B.'s Big Break, and the Blu-ray edition. Each edition will also come with four pairs of 3D glasses, although we don't have pricing details on each edition as of yet. The film stars the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen and Will Arnett.

When Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall and is instantly labeled a "Monster" named Ginormica. The military jumps into action, and she is captured by General W.R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland) and held in a secret government compound filled with other "monsters" like herself. This ragtag group consists of the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach P.H.D. (Hugh Laurie); the macho half-ape-half-fish The Missing Link (Will Arnett); the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B. (Seth Rogen); and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement time is cut short however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to save the world from imminent destruction.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’ Takes in $70 Million Over Memorial Day Weekend

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.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Angels & Demons’ Possesses the Top Spot at the Box Office with $48 Million

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.

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‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ drops into second place with $27 million.

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‘17 Again’ Continues to please with $11.6 million in second place.

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‘State of Play’ blogs into the second place spot with $14 million.