The Final Destination

(2009)

"The Final Destination" series gets a kick-start with this fourth outing, headed up by the production team behind the second film -- director David R. Ellis and writer Eric Bress. The New Line franchise will be presented for the first time in 3-D with this installment focusing on a teenager that dodges a trip to the grave at a racetrack, only to find that death has a way of equaling the playing field after the fact. Shantel VanSanten, Bobby Campo, and Hayley Webb star in the sequel.

Another ‘Final Destination’ Film in the Works?

Thought The Final Destination was the last film in the horror franchise? Apparently not. Warner Bros. executive Alan Horn revealed at the studio's ShoWest presentation that a fifth film in the franchise is being readied.

Horn wouldn't reveal story details and it wasn't known what filmmakers are involved at this point, or if there is a script ready or being written. Last year's The Final Destination, which starred Bobby Camp, Shantel VanSanten, Nick Zano, Haley Webb, Mykletti Williamson and Krista Allen, took in $66 million at the domestic box office and over $180 million worldwide, from just a $43 million budget.

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‘The Final Destination’ Has a Death Wish on DVD and Blu-ray on January 5th

You can relive the latest death-stalking adventure in 3D from your very own home. The Final Destination will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on January 5, 2010. The standard DVD will be priced at $28.98 SRP and the Blu-ray will be priced at $35.99 SRP. Both editions will contain the 2D and 3D versions of the film, and will also come with two pairs of 3D glasses. The film stars Bobby Campo, Shantel Vansanten, Nick Zano, Haley Webb, Mykelti Williamson and Krista Allen.

The movie series that taps into your deepest fears returns with a new and imaginative chapter that delivers the expected - in so many keep-you-guessing, unexpected ways! A strange premonition causes friends to abandon their day at the speedway, just before a crushing pileup hurtles cars into the bleachers with fiery consequences. They have cheated Death. But Death is only getting started. From the director of Snakes on a Plane comes the eerie, innovative tale of the friends' fierce fight to keep themselves and others alive.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ Tops the Weekend with $30.1 Million

There was a storm at the box office this weekend as moviegoers embraced falling meatballs this weekend. The animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs dominated the box office this weekend, taking the top spot with an estimated $30.1 million. The film had the widest release of any film currently in theaters (3,119) and scored an impressive $9,651 per-screen average. The film's dominance was even more impressive since three other films opened in wide release, but couldn't even come close to the Sony animated film.

The new Matt Damon/Steven Soderbergh collaboration The Informant! came in a very distant second place with $10.1 million. The film received a decent 2,505-theater rollout, but could only muster a $4,210 per-screen average. Still, the film was produced under a $22 million budget, so the film shouldn't have many problems earning its money back. Last weekend's box office winner, Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself dropped to third place with $10.06 million, dropping a sizeable 57.1% in its second weekend.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘I Can Do Bad All by Myself’ Wins the Weekend with $24 Million

Do-it-all filmmaker Tyler Perry has notched another opening weekend win under his belt. Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself debuted atop the box office charts with an impressive estimated gross of $24.03 million, securing yet another hit for the filmmaker. The film scored a sizeable $10,656 per-screen average from just 2,255 theaters, despite two other films opening wider than Perry's film this weekend.

Debuting in second place was the animated film 9 with an estimated $10.8 million. The film debuted in far fewer theaters (1,661) but still held strong with a healthy $6,536 per-screen average. The film opened on Wednesday (9-9-09) and the film's cumulative gross stands at $15.2 million for the five-day opening tally. It wasn't clear if this film plans to expand to more theaters in the coming weeks, though. Inglourious Basterds continued its stellar run in third place this weekend with $6.5 million, bringing its domestic total past the $100 million mark with $104.3 million.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘The Final Destination’ Pulls in Another $12.4 Million

The highest grossing summer in box office history came to an end this holiday weekend, not with a whimper or a bang, but with a modest cull that was neither surprising nor disappointing. For the second week in a row, Warner Brothers' fourth installment of their popular Death franchise The Final Destination, directed by David R. Ellis, came in first with $12.4 million. With the film continuing to do so well in 3D, we can certainly expect that this won't be the "final" installment of this long running horror series. The film has made $47.5 million to date, with even more coin to be added after this Labor Day weekend calls it a close.

The Sandra Bullock comedy All About Steve debuted in second place, giving the actress her second substantial hit of the year. The film pulled in an estimated $11.2 million over the course of the weekend, though it was welcomed with a lukewarm reception. This week's other new comers didn't fare quite as well. Gamer, Neveldine and Taylor's second high-octane action film of the year, this one starring Gerard Butler, failed to muster up much attention. It arrived in fourth place with $9 million. Though, the worst opening in recent history goes to Mike Judge's Extract, which opened at number ten with just $4.1 million. This bodes well for Judge's track record. His films usually flounder and flop at the box office, but go onto become huge cult successes that rack up quite a bit of dough on the home video circuit. I doubt this is the last we'll here from this Jason Bateman comedy.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘The Final Destination’ Makes a Killing with $28.3 Million

The film scores the highest opening weekend for the franchise to date.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Bobby Campo & Shantel VanSanten Talk Death in ‘The Final Destination’

Nick Zano and Haley Webb are also on hand to discuss this latest installment in 3D.

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