The Proposal


A pushy boss (Sandra Bullock) forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

‘Twilight’ Sinks Its Fangs Into the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Twilight nabbed four trophies this evening at the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards. The event, which took place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, was hosted by Queen Latifah.

The four awards were for favorite movie, franchise and onscreen team for the trio of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Lautner also grabbed the breakout male actor award.

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Summer 2009 Breaks Highest Grossing Domestic Box Office Record

Summer 2009 has beat every summer movie going season before it to become the highest grossing summer at the domestic box office ever. According to Variety, the box office revenue throughout Sunday has been calculated at $4.17 billion. That is compared to the summer of 2007, which was the previous record holder with $4.16 billion. The Labor Day weekend should add another $100 million to that estimate, which finds summer 2009 up three percent in total grosses.

The three films that helped lead this amazing new record were Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($399.4 million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($294.3 million), and Disney/Pixar's Up ($289.6 million). The grosses were also helped by surprise hits such as The Hangover, which brought in an unexpected $270.2 million, and The Proposal, which pulled in a hefty $160.2 million.

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‘The Proposal’ Kneels to DVD and Blu-ray on October 13th

Anne Fletcher's hit summer romantic comedy The Proposal will get on its knees October 13th, crawling into your home on DVD and Blu-ray with both a single and double disc release. The two-disc version will include a digital copy, while the video will be presented in 1080p AVC accompanied by a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

When high-powered book editor Margaret (Sandra Bullock) faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds), who she's tormented for years. He agrees to participate in the charade, but with a few conditions of his own. The unlikely couple heads to Alaska to meet his quirky family (Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White) and the always-in-control city girl finds herself in one comedic fish-out-of-water situation after another. With an impromptu wedding in the works and an immigration official on their tails, Margaret and Andrew reluctantly vow to stick to the plan despite the precarious consequences.

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‘Twilight’ Takes Home 11 ‘Teen Choice 2009’ Awards

Choice Fab-u-lous!

TEEN CHOICE 2009 is executive-produced by Bob Bain and Michael Burg. Paul Flattery serves as producer, Kelly Brock is co-producer and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ Owns the Weekend with Another $112 Million

As most suspected, Michael Bay's giant robot sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen owned the weekend, earning a little over $112 million. Though it broke many new records, it failed to live up to studio expectations, becoming only the seventh highest grossing opener in cinematic history. Clearly, it was no match for the The Dark Knight, which took in $158 million when it opened in July of last year. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had the second highest opening day earnings of all time with $60.6 million. The Dark Knight still holds the record with $67 million. As for firsts, Bay's latest action extravaganza, which stars Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, became the highest grossing Wednesday earner of all time, as well as 2009's highest grossing weekend opener. It holds the highest grossing June opening, as well as the top five day grosses for a movie opening on a Wednesday. Domestically, the film has earned a total of $201.2 million. Worldwide, it has pulled in $281.4 million, yet hasn't broken any records on that front. Despite all of these new record setting grosses, the film failed to score with critics. That shouldn't hurt its future potential, as audiences seemed to enjoy it quite a bit. Especially the teens, and that's where most of the repeat ticket sales come from. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen could linger around the top five for the rest of the summer.

Walt Disney's The Proposal stayed on its knees this weekend, earning Anne Fletcher's deportation rom-com another $18.4 million for that coveted second place spot. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds were able to fend for themselves, and give non-robot loving audiences a hilarious alternative. The film has thus far pulled in an impressive $69 million dollars. Todd Phillip's surprise hit of the summer The Hangover also continues to chug along. It fell to third place during its fourth week in release, earning another $17.2 million. With total earnings of $183.2 million, it is guaranteed to reach the $200 million mark before the end of the summer.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘The Proposal’ Engages Audiences with $34 Million in First Place

7) Star Trek $4.7

Walt Disney's The Proposal got on its knees this weekend and asked: Will you see me? Audiences said "yes", turning Anne Fletcher's deportation rom-com into the number one film of the weekend. Starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds as a pair of mismatched romantics trying to save their jobs, the hilarious comedy pulled in $34.1 million. Not bad considering it opened on Father's Day weekend, a time usually reserved for macho action films and sci-fi extravaganzas.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sandra Bullock Gets on Her Knees for ‘The Proposal’

The Proposal opens this Friday, June 19th, 2009.

The Proposal was released June 19th, 2009.

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Anne Fletcher Is Preparing ‘The Proposal’

27 Dresses director Anne Fletcher has signed on to helm the upcoming Touchstone Pictures' romantic comedy The Proposal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is set to star Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock.

The film will start shooting a little later in the year.

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