The Karate Kid

(2010)

In Columbia Pictures' The Karate Kid, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

‘The Karate Kid’ Hits DVD and Blu-ray Shelves October 5th

The 2010 remake The Karate Kid will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 5. This new film will be released in a standard DVD ($28.96 SRP), Blu-ray ($34.95 SRP) and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, which will also come with a Digital Copy of the film ($38.96 SRP). You can take a look at the special features and cover art for this new release below. The film stars Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Taraji P. Henson.

12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Toy Story 3’ Buzzes to the Top of the Charts with $109 Million

The summer movie season got even hotter this weekend with the long awaited release of the third chapter of the extremely successful Pixar series, Toy Story 3. Warner Bros. adaptation of DC Comics' classic Western character, Jonah Hex was no match for the toys this weekend as they made a decent $109 million, which places them tenth on the all-time best opening weekend list right behind The Dark Knight and Spider-Man 3, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Iron Man 2 and Shrek the Third, Alice in Wonderland, Spider-Man, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End respectively.

Toy Story 3 features the return of Woody, Buzz and all your favorite toys along with an all-star cast of voice actors, which include Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jodi Benson, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Ned Beatty, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Kristen Schaal and Whoopi Goldberg. While the film was predicted to take the number one spot with $120 million, it did not quite exceeded expectations. But it is well on it's way to earning back its $190 million production cost. The film earned an impressive $41 million on Friday alone, making it the biggest weekend animated opener of all time.

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Harald Zwart Confirms ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon’ Plans and Talks ‘The Karate Kid’ Sequel

With the success of this past weekend's box office winner The Karate Kid, that film's director has confirmed his involvement in a new big-screen project. MTV Movies Blog confirmed that director Harald Zwart will be directing the film version of RollerCoaster Tycoon.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on both RollerCoaster Tycoon and a sequel to The Karate Kid as soon as we have more information.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘The Karate Kid’ Sweeps the Legs of Its Competition with $56 Million

The summer movie season continued to heat up this week with the release of two long awaited remakes of two classic '80s properties, The A-Team and The Karate Kid, finally hitting the charts. While early predictions had The A-Team earning at least $10 million more than The Karate Kid and coming in first for the weekend, the remake of the classic Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita underdog story kicked the adaptation of the beloved Mr. T series in the butt to clearly win "'80s flashback weekend" hands down with $56 million at the box office.

The film, which moves the action from California to China and stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, was produced by Smith's superstar parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and is of course, a remake of the classic '80s film The Karate Kid. The film took the top spot on the charts by earning about $15,288 on each of its 3,663 screens for a very impressive opening weekend total of around $56 million, which is much more than the $35.4 million that the film had been predicted to make. That should make Sony executives (and Will Smith's family) extremely happy considering that the film surpassed it's purported $40 million production cost in its first weekend on the charts.

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Final ‘The Karate Kid’ Trailer Is Here

MySpace has just released a final "action trailer" for this weekend's new remake The Karate Kid, which opens in theaters nationwide on June 11. Click on the video player below to watch this final full-length trailer for the film.

The Karate Kid was released June 11th, 2010.

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First 2 ‘The Karate Kid’ Clips Featuring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith

Take a look at this upcoming summer remake to the 1980s classic film.

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New ‘Karate Kid’ Behind-the-Featurette Hits

Director Harald Zwart, Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan take you behind-the-scenes with this new look at the film.