Where the Wild Things Are

(2009)

Maurice Sendak's classic book comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation. "Where the Wild Things Are" follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a mischievous young boy who is sent to his room after rebelling against his mother (Catherine Keener). Max's imagination is free to roam, and it soon transports him to a thriving forest bordering a vast sea. Delighted, he sets sail for the land of the Wild Things, where mischief reigns and Max rules. In bringing this imaginative fantasy to life, Jonze leads a team of filmmakers incorporating the most dynamic elements of voice performance, live-action puppetry and computer animation.

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on March 2nd

You can bring home Spike Jonze's adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved childrens book on DVD and Blu-ray this March. Where the Wild Things Are will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 2nd. The standard DVD will be priced at $28.98 SRP while the Blu-ray, which will include a Digital Copy and a standard DVD disc of the film, will be priced at $35.99 SRP. The film stars Max Records, Catherine Keener and Mark Ruffalo.

An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's legendary children's story in which Max, a disobedient little boy, is sent to bed by his mother without any supper. Feeling hurt and unloved, he channels his anger, and instead of continuing his mischievious antics in his room, he creates his own imaginary world which includes a forest, a massive ocean and a small boat, which he uses to sail away to a land inhabited by monsters - Wild Things - who crown him king.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Wins the Weekend with $34.2 Million

It was certainly a wild weekend at the box office this weekend which saw the triumphs of a Maurice Sendak adaptation and the hottest horror film of the 21st Century. Where the Wild Things Are lead the way at the box office this weekend, winning in impressive fashion with an estimated $34.2 million opening weekend gross. The film received a hefty 3,735-theater rollout and scored a solid $8,693 per-screen average. The film did have some competition though, in a weekend where the top five films reached eight-figure grosses.

Director F. Gary Gray's new film Law Abiding Citizen took second place with $21.2 million. The film debuted in 2,890 theaters and held a solid $7,353 per-screen average. However, even though it came in third place, the real story this weekend is the continued impressive run Paranormal Activity. The film took in a massive $20.1 million in third place, after expanding to 600 more theaters for a total theater count of 760. The film easily had the highest per-screen average of any film out this weekend, with a massive $26,530 take. It was said that the film is set to expand to more than 2,000 theaters this coming weekend, so we'll have to see if movie fans continue to embrace this $15,000 horror film as it expands even wider. The only other notable new release, The Stepfather, took fifth place with a solid $12.3 million take from 2,734 theaters with a middling $4,499 per-screen average.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Cast Featurette

In an effort that was almost ten years in the making Spike Jonze's vision of Maurice Sendak's cherished Children's book, Where the Wild Things Are is finally coming to the big screen. Several generations of children grew up on the popular book and have been awaiting the film adaptation for many years, however adapting a ten-sentence book into a full-length feature film is not that easy. It would take the talents of critically acclaimed director Spike Jonze, writer Dave Eggers, an extremely talented cast of actors and Jim Henson's Creature Shop to make Where the Wild Things Are, opening on October 16th, a reality. We had the opportunity to speak with members of the cast, Max Records, Catherine Keener, Forrest Whitaker, Catherine O'Hara and Lauren Ambrose about this brilliant and exciting new film. To watch our exclusive interview click on the video clip below.

Maurice Sendak's classic book comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation. Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a mischievous young boy who runs away after rebelling against his mother (Catherine Keener). Max's imagination is free to roam, and it soon transports him to a wooded area bordering a dark sea where he finds a small boat. Delighted, he sets sail for the island of the Wild Things, where mischief reigns and Max rules. He soon meets some fantastical creatures that crown him king but Max must teach them about friendship and understanding before they destroy the world around them and realize that he is not their real leader. Also starring James Gandolfini, Chris Cooper, Mark Ruffalo and Paul Dano and directed by Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are opens in theaters everywhere on October 16th.

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CONTEST: Win a Limited Edition X-Box 360 and Other Gigantic ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Prizes!

Are you ready to let your imagination run wild? On October 16th, Spike Jonze's long awaited adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved novel Where the Wild Things Are is finally coming to the big screen. This very special film certainly deserves our attention, so to help Max along on his adventure into the land of the Wild Things, we are giving away an extremely rare, extremely limited edition X-Box 360 in our latest Where the Wild Things Are contest! That's right, if you put your mind to it and enter this exciting contest today, you could walk a bigger winner. Even if you don't win, you can still imagine it, right? These limit run X-Boxes aren't going to stick around for long, so you better hurry up and enter our once-in-a-lifetime contest today! Its way better than being sent to your room.

The Grand Prize Winner will take home an extremely rare, extremely limited edition X-Box 360!

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Listen to the ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Soundtrack

Get engulfed in this magical soundtrack from Karen O and The Kids.

4 New ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Character Posters!

Take a look at the main foursome from Spike Jonze's anticipated film.

New ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Poster

Maurice Sendak's book comes to life in this thrilling new image from the Spike Jonze film.

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