War of the Worlds


On June 29th, 2005, Earth goes to war. From Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures comes "War of the Worlds," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring international superstar Tom Cruise. A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells's seminal classic, the sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. The film also stars Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, and Tim Robbins.

‘War of the Worlds’ Invades Your Living Room in Blu-ray on June 1st

You can bring Steven Spielberg's take on an H.G. Wells classic tale in Blu-ray this June. War of the Worlds will be released on Blu-ray on June 1. We don't have any cover art images or pricing details as of yet but you can take a look at the special features below. The film stars Tom Cruise, Justin Chatwin, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto and Tim Robbins.

An ordinary man has to protect his children against alien invaders in this science fiction thriller, freely adapted from the classic story by H.G. Wells. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jersey, divorced from his first wife Mary Ann (Miranda Otto) and estranged from his two children Rachel and Robbie (Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin), of whom he has custody on weekends. On one such visitation, looking after the kids becomes a little more difficult when, after a series of strange lighting storms hit his neighborhood, Ray discovers that a fleet of death-ray robotic spaceships have emerged nearby, part of the first wave of an all-out alien invasion of the Earth. Transporting his children from New York to Boston in an attempt to find safety at Mary Ann's parents' house, Ray must learn to become the protector and provider he never was in marriage. Also starring Tim Robbins, War of the Worlds was directed by Steven Spielberg, who had been planning the project for years, but set it aside until a wave of "alien invasion" films (led by Independence Day) had run its course.

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Hollywood's Master Storytellers Celebrates ILM

Hollywood’s Master Storytellers™, the long-running film series that showcases the most celebrated and successful filmmakers in the motion picture industry, moves to Mann Theatres’ world famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatres complex at Hollywood & Highland on February 16, with a special presentation of Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film, War of the Worlds, it was announced by Peter Dobson, CEO of Mann Theatres, and Gordon Meyer, the creator, host and one of the executive producers of the influential series.

Hollywood’s Master Storytellers™ features conversations in front of a live audience with some Hollywood’s most talented artists, including George Clooney, James Cameron, Drew Barrymore and Oliver Stone to name just a few of the celebrated people who have appeared before Hollywood’s Master Storytellers™ audiences since the series debuted in January, 2003.

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CONTEST: Take Home ‘War of the Worlds’ On DVD Today!

Movie PictureIn celebration of the official release of War of the Worlds on DVD, we're giving away copies to some lucky MovieWeb readers!

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch a Clip from the ‘War of the Worlds’ DVD Release!

MovieWeb is proud to present an exclusive clip of the final day of shooting on the set of War of the Worlds with Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise. The clip can be found within the various editions of the War of the Worlds DVDs just released today!

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‘War of the Worlds’ Comes to DVD This November

According to The Hollywood Reporter, with DreamWorks today announcing a Nov. 22 release date for the War of the Worlds DVD, the final landscape of the fourth-quarter home entertainment selling season is all but complete.

The announcement that the $231.8 million theatrical grosser would share the pre-Thanksgiving Tuesday with Warner Home Video's The Polar Express comes on the heels of two other big films dropping into the quarter.

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‘War of the Worlds’ Rages: $112.8 Million in 6 Days

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures' War of the Worlds earned $77.1 million over the four-day holiday period and $112.8 million since the aliens invaded the big screen Wednesday.

Opening in 3,908 theaters, the sci-fi drama, co-produced with DreamWorks Pictures, was the second-biggest opening for the Fourth of July weekend, behind last year's $115.8 million in four days for Sony's Spider-Man 2.

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‘War of the Worlds’ Rules the 4th of July Weekend

According to Variety, Paramount and DreamWorks' War of the Worlds turned in an impressive $77.6 million opening over the Friday-to-Monday long weekend.

Playing 3,908 theaters, the Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise alien invasion pic has a domestic cume of $113.3 million in its first six days, and $102.5 million overseas in its first five days.

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‘War of the Worlds’ Destroys the Weekend Box Office

Domestic Box Office: $101,682,000

Overseas Box Office: $102,500,000

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