November 18, 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is Released!

in the USA 18 November 2011

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Box Office Results November 18-20, 2011

Number:  1
Opening Weekend Gross:  $138,122,261
Theatres: 4,061
Theatre Average: $34,012
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $ 291,022,261(worldwide)
Budget: $110 Million
Running Time: 1 hrs. 48 min.
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Romance

While it wasn't quite able to reach the series high mark, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1's outstanding $138.1 million opening indicated that the sexy teen vampires are as popular as ever. What does appear to have lost some of its appeal, however, is dancing penguins: Happy Feet Two struggled to even open to half as much as its popular 2006 predecessor. Overall box office was up around 14 percent to over $221 million, and the weekend currently ranks as the sixth-highest on record.

Breaking Dawn's $138.1 million opening is second-best among Twilight movies behind 2009's New Moon ($142.7 million). That's a small gap, though, and Breaking Dawn still managed to claim fifth place on the all-time opening weekend chart behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 3 and New Moon. As is typical for the Twilight movies, its weekend was incredibly front-loaded with 51.9 percent of the gross coming from Friday showings (including its $30.25 midnight tally).

Posted by dschnee at 12:01 AM

November 11, 2011

Immortals is Released!

in the USA 11 November 2011 (11-11-11)

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Box Office Results November 11-13, 2011

Number:  1
Opening Weekend Gross:  $~32 Million
Theatres: 3,112 (70% offering it in 3D)
Theatre Average: $10,283
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $68 Million (worldwide)
Budget: $75 Million
Running Time: 1 hrs. 50 min.
Distributor: Relativity
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Fantasy Drama

Immortals debuted to an estimated $32 million, which is less than half of 300's $70.9 million and also way off from Clash of the Titans's $61.2 million. While those are both very similar movies, it's a slightly unfair comparison given the marketing dominance exercised by their distributor Warner Bros. In its own right, Immortals was actually very impressive. It is distributor Relativity Media's best opening ever by a long shot (Limitless was the previous high with $18.9 million), and it's also the top opening for a movie not released by a big six studio since Lionsgate's The Expendables debuted to $34.8 million last August. Finally, it's the second-highest opening for an R-rated 3D movie ever behind Jackass 3-D's $50.4 million, with 3D showings accounting for a substantial 66 percent of the weekend gross. The movie's audience was 60 percent male, 75 percent under the age of 35, and 35 percent Hispanic. Immortals received a "B" CinemaScore, and a "B+" from the under-25 crowd.

"Immortals": Simply put, I've never seen anything like the violence in "Immortals." It's easy to say that the slow-motion style is just a "300" ripoff, but it's not. In that film, characters moving slowly was a stylistic choice. In "Immortals," the time-disorienting motion is inherent to the nature of Gods and Titans, resulting in one of the single most breathtaking battle scenes I've ever seen committed to film, ever. Again, I have never seen anything like those final 20 minutes of "Immortals." It's some of the most beautiful violence I've ever witnessed on the big screen. ('Immortals' Versus '300': Pound For Pound via

Posted by dschnee at 9:50 PM

June 28, 2011

Season of the Witch Blu-ray/DVD Released!


Now I wasn't able to attend the crew screening of Season of the Witch, nor did I find the time to hit this action up in theaters, a new lovely addition to the family kept me on lock down.  But this epic movie inspired echo's of "Nick Cage Mo Fokin' Back" around the shop... and I love that.

Despite the poor ratings, and awful word of mouth response, I'm still excited to see it, the work was fun, we got to go shoot fire, burning steel wool, and ember elements on the stage, come on.

They even sent out a DVD/Blu-ray crew to conduct interviews, and from the bit I saw, I'm in one of the features below:  It's hilarious, out of all the things I said, they used a few tiny moments of me stating the absolute obvious, so awesome.  I'll have to post that up here at some point.

Season of the Witch DVD/Blu-ray Supplements

Posted by dschnee at 11:08 PM

March 20, 2010

New Moon DVD/Blu-Ray Released!

The two-disc special edition (DVD) and [Blu-ray]

Blu-ray Review: The Twilight Saga: New Moon | High-Def Digest

If you didn't know where a 'New Moon' release party was near you, you could have checked out to search for a midnight release party near you. Enjoyed the party with several of your friends! It would have be fun.

See Also:
New Moon Rifftrax!!!

Posted by dschnee at 9:55 PM

November 20, 2009

New Moon is Released!

in the USA 1 November 2009

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Box Office Results November 20-22, 2009
Number: 1
Opening Weekend Gross: $142,839,137
Theatres: 4,024
Theatre Average: $35,497
Weeks in Release: 2
Total Gross: $233,334,668 Million
Budget: $50 Million
Running Time: 2 hrs. 10 min.
Distributor: Summit Entertainmnt
MPAA Rating: PG-13

New Moon dawned with a hot-blooded estimated $140.7 million on approximately 8,500 screens at 4,024 sites over the weekend, charting as the third highest-grossing opening behind only The Dark Knight and Spider-Man 3 and the biggest of 2009. With the advent of New Moon, not to mention an excellent showing by The Blind Side, overall business surged 56 percent over the same weekend last year when Twilight and Bolt debuted and was the second-highest seen in history, behind the weekend that The Dark Knight opened.

$26 Million on the Thursday night Midnight showing alone...New Moon shattered the midnight opening record, raking in an estimated $26.27 million at 3,514 sites showing the movie starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

It sold a mind-boggling $80 million worth of tickets on Friday, according to preliminary estimates. That way surpasses the one-day record of $67 million set by "The Dark Knight'' last year.'s "Twilight Saga: New Moon" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 6:31 AM

May 29, 2009

Drag Me To Hell is Released!

in the USA 29 May 2009

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Box Office Results May 29-31, 2009
Number: 3
Weekend Gross: $16,628,000
Theatres: 2,508
Theatre Average: $6,630
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $28,534,000 (Domestic Total as of Jun. 7, 2009)
Budget: low
Running Time: 1 hrs. 39 min.
Distributor: Universal
MPAA Rating: PG-13

UP floated to the top with 68.2 million this opening weekend, despite all the positive reviews (93% Fresh / 83 on Metacritic) Drag Me To Hell only dragged $16.6 million worth of souls into the theaters, we'll see if word of mouth keeps or breaks DMTH's box office curse...'s "Drag Me To Hell" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 8:22 AM

May 1, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is Released!

in the USA 1 May 2009

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Box Office Results May 1-3, 2009
Number: 1
Weekend Gross: $85,058,003
Theatres: 4,099
Theatre Average: $21,225
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $160 Million
Budget: $150 Million
Running Time: 1 hrs. 47 min.
Distributor: FOX
MPAA Rating: PG-13

$35 Million on Friday night alone...'s "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 7:03 AM

April 7, 2009

Bedtime Stories DVD Released!

Ohhh Bugsy why...

Bonus Features:

"In "It's Bugsy" we meet the three guinea pigs used to film the part of Bugsy, the guinea pig with googly eyes. He's really one of the stars of the film, so it was fun to see behind-the-scenes footage of the actors with the guinea pigs. (Having had a guinea pig in the past, I was impressed that the sounds made by the animated version and the real version all sounded very realistic.)" -Fitz (

Live a little... grab your copy of Bedtime Stories (2 Disc DVD + Disneyfile) | Bedtime Stories (Plus Standard DVD + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

Posted by dschnee at 2:54 AM

March 3, 2009

Beverly Hills Chihuahua DVD Released!

Can you imagine I still haven't seen this one? In fact, the DVD is still sitting below my TV patiently waiting for me to crack it open, pop it in, and endure the adventure that awaits... (It's March 14th) heh.

There is one shot in particular I'm looking forward to watching, and that's this shot I did as a 'joke' daily. (a version or take sometimes we do just for shits and giggles) So we sent it off to the client along with a shipment, and they liked it so much they decided to use it in the movie?!? There are 2 dogs swimming to shore in a water/river bed scene, and instead of the one little doggy paddling it's way to shore, I had her get caught in the current and sucked down a water fall... and they used it, hah.

You know you want to pick up Beverly Hills Chihuahua (Widescreen Edition) | Beverly Hills Chihuahua [Blu-ray]

Posted by dschnee at 8:14 AM

December 25, 2008

Bedtime Stories is Released!

in the USA 25 December 2008

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Box Office Results January 25-, 2008
Number: 2
Weekend Gross: $27,450,296
Theatres: 3,681
Theatre Average: $7,457
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $51,006,534
Budget: N/A
Running Time: 1 hrs. 35 min.
Distributor: Buena Vista
MPAA Rating: PG's "Bedtime Stories" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 3:00 PM

October 3, 2008

Beverly Hills Chihuahua is Released!

in the USA 3 October 2008

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Box Office Results October 3-5, 2008
Number: 1
Weekend Gross: $29,300,465
Theatres: 3,215
Theatre Average: $9,114
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $30,657,030
Budget: $?
Running Time: 1 hrs. 25 min.
Distributor: Buena Vista
MPAA Rating: PG's "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 6:44 AM

April 22, 2008

Cloverfield DVD Released!

Get out there to your favorite general store and pick up your version or versions of the Cloverfield DVD... I think I'm grabbing mine at Target, it looks like you get a unique cover and it comes with that Rob's Party Mix CD.

See Also:Monster film Cloverfield will play even better when watched at home, according to its producer JJ Abrams. (

See Also, - this is semi-slick, you can solve simple puzzles or trivia to unlock 15 more Cloverfield videos and material that's not on the DVD...


Target = Rob's Party Mix CD (Only Available In Stores)
Best Buy = TJ Miller's 30min Video Diary Bonus DVD
Austrailia's EzyDVD = Limited-Edition Collector's Tin
Futureshop = Exclusive 'Steelbook' Packaging (HMV, FYE, & Suncoast sells the steel case version as well) = Exclusive Cover Edition = Standard Version
Borders = Exclusive Booklet

See Also, Also, Also: has put up a Cloverfield DVD Buyers Guide with some big images of a few versions, fancy that.

Posted by dschnee at 6:47 AM

March 18, 2008

Enchanted DVD slash Blu-ray Released!

Pick up Enchanted (Widescreen Edition) | Enchanted [Blu-ray]

"Interviews, set footage, and glimpses at visual effects in different stages add up to a welcome but fluffy application of ordinary making-of techniques to three of Enchanted's most memorable set pieces. The short featurettes are: "Happy Working Song" (6:25), "That's How You Know" (5:53), and "A Blast at the Ball" (5:27)." (

Posted by dschnee at 6:43 AM

February 14, 2008

The Spiderwick Chronicles is Released!

in the USA 18 January 2008

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Box Office Results February 15-17, 2008
Number: 3
Weekend Gross: $19,080,000
Theatres: 3,847
Theatre Average: $4,959
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $21,389,000
Budget: $90 million
Running Time: 1 hrs. 37 min.
Distributor: Paramount
MPAA Rating: PG

"A caution to parents: The computer-generated goblins and ogre -- courtesy of East Bay-based creature master Phil Tippett -- are fairly frightening creatures. My own almost 4-year-old, who flees the room whenever Nemo's mother meets her fate, would not be able to handle these scenes. I'd recommend the film only for the 8-and-older crowd." (

Awesome.'s "The Spiderwick Chronicles" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 6:59 AM

January 18, 2008

Cloverfield is Released!

in the USA 18 January 2008

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Box Office Results January 18-21, 2008

Number: 1
Weekend Gross: $46,037,000
Theatres: 3,411
Theatre Average: $11,737
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $50,425,568
Budget: $25 million
Running Time: 1 hrs. 24 min.
Distributor: Paramount
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Domestic Total as of Feb. 12, 2008: $76,404,411
Domestic: $76,404,411 57.3%
+ Foreign: $56,855,049 42.7%
= Worldwide: $133,259,460's "Cloverfield" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 8:34 AM

November 21, 2007

Enchanted is Released!

in the USA 21 November 2007

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Box Office Results November 21-25, 2007

Number: 1
Weekend Gross: $34,440,317
Theatres: 3,730
Theatre Average: $9,233
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $49,060,281
Budget: $???
Running Time: 1 hrs. 47 min.
Distributor: Buena Vista
MPAA Rating: PG

Monday, December 3, 2007; Posted: 12:40 AM
The Hollywood Reporter states "Disney's family fantasy Enchanted ruled the domestic box-office for a second consecutive session, grossing an estimated $17 million during the latest weekend. The music-filled Amy Adams film dropped an acceptable 50% from its first Friday-through-Sunday frame while boosting its cumulative box-office to $70.6 million..."

Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:15 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney's fairy-tale romantic comedy "Enchanted" charmed audiences over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, taking in more than $50 million at the North American box office.

"Enchanted," which stars Amy Adams as a fairy-tale princess in modern-day New York City, collected $50.1 million for what Disney executives said was the second-highest five-day Thanksgiving weekend box-office tally.

So how will Enchanted do? It's going to do very well... it's had a ton of charming reviews around the interwebs, Roeper & Ebert(Phillips) both enjoyed it!, 93% Fresh at the moment, Everyone loves Amy Adams performance, it's the holidays, it's a movie for kids, that adults will enjoy, sort of a date movie, and has Tippett Studio VFX, what's not to like!?!

The film's producer, Barry Josephson, credited the movie's better-than expected showing to its broad appeal to families and fresh approach, as well as Adams' performance as the wide-eyed princess coping on the mean streets of New York.

"Amy Adams really brought such a great spirit to the character. She truly has just this incredible exuberance you don't often see on screen," Josephson said. "She is a big surprise for people who don't know her. It's a breakout role."

Josephson said "Enchanted" brought in the highest five-day Thanksgiving weekend box office for a non-sequel, trailing only 1999's "Toy Story 2."

"We are ecstatic about it," said Mark Zoradi, president of Disney's motion picture group, who also praised performances by Adams and her co-star, Patrick Dempsey.

"It struck a chord in family movie-going, where it's not only great romantic comedy but it had all those little special things tying back to Disney history and music, and it just played across the board," he said.'s "Enchanted" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 7:03 AM

April 3, 2007

Charlotte's Web DVD Released!


The DVD offers feature-length commentary by director Gary Winick; commentary by producer Jordan Kerner and visual effects supervisor John Andrew Berton, Jr.; deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Gary Winick; featurettes including "Making Some Movie," "Flacka's Pig Tails," "How Do They Do That?," "What Makes a Classic?," "Animatronics Is Not Just a Fancy Word for Puppets," and "Where Are They Now?"; music videos "Ordinary Miracle" by Sarah McLachlan and "Make a Wish" by Bob Carlisle and Lucy Kane; "A Day At The Fair"; farm photo album; and a gag reel.

All DVD Features:
Commentary by: Director Gary WinickDolby Digital 2.0,Producer Jordan Kerner and visual effects supervisor John Andrew Berton, Jr.Dolby Digital 2.0
Making Some Movie
Flacka’s Pig Tails
How Do They Do That?
What Makes a Classic?
Animatronics (That’s Just a Fancy Word for Puppets)
Where Are They Now?
Music Video: "Ordinary Miracle" by Sarah McLachlan
Music Video: "Make a Wish" by Bob Carlisle and Lucy Kane
A Day At The Fair
Farm Photo Album
Gag Reel
Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Gary Winick
Charlotte's Web Storybook Creator
Charlotte's Web Original Theatrical Web Site Archive
Charlotte's Web Sega Game Level Demo

Posted by dschnee at 7:13 AM

December 15, 2006

Charlotte's Web is Released!

in the USA 15 December 2006

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Box Office Results December 15-17, 2006

Number: 3
Weekend Gross: $11,457,353
Theatres: 3566
Theatre Average: $3,212
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $13,966,672
Budget: $85 million
Running Time: 1 hrs. 53 min.
Distributor: Paramount
MPAA Rating: G

Not a terrific opening, but how many people have time to go to the theatre this time of year? I think it do well over the holidays.

"Star vehicle The Pursuit of Happyness chased down the weekend top spot, exceeding two literary adaptations with presumably loyal followings, Eragon and Charlotte's Web. Compared to last year's King Kong opening, though, overall weekend business was down seven percent."

"Charlotte's Web spun $11.5 million on around 4,600 screens at 3,566 locations, which was about average for an adaptation of an older children's book but below par for a talking animal picture. Around Christmastime, though, business for family pictures is spread throughout the holidays. The $80 million-plus version of E.B. White's famous novel, which seemed to suffer from its resemblance to Babe and other recent yapping animals, will hope to weave a long run like past December releases Jumanji and another White adaptation, Stuart Little."

more info and what I thought of the screening last night coming soon...'s "Charlotte's Web" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 7:03 AM

December 5, 2006

Pirates 2 Dead Man's Chest DVD Released!

p2dvd2.jpgThe DVD does contain a small snippet on the Set: The Bone Cage (3:47) The sequence (shhh) we (Tippett,shush) helped complete, it takes a closer look at one of the flick's more outrageous action sequences... and some of the VFX..."Meet Davy Jones: Anatomy of a Legend is a 13-minute featurette that gives away most of the special effects magic used to bring the wild-looking villain to cinematic life. The 10-minute Creating the Kraken does the same thing for that mythical mega-beast." Review

See Also: Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest is up For Your Consideration Best Visual Effects (Buena Vista Pictures Awards)

Check out the dvd details on my previous post Pirates Sequel 'Breaks DVD Record'

Posted by dschnee at 11:19 PM

November 3, 2006

The Santa Clause 3 is Released!

in the USA 3 November 2006

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Box Office Results November 3-5, 2006

Number: 2
Weekend Gross: $19,504,038
Theatres: 3,458
Theatre Average: $5,783
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $?
Budget: $?

Domestic Total as of Nov. 13, 2006: $41,767,257

Ohhh Boy... is anyone going to see this? Almost $20,000,000 worth a #2 spot, nice! Don't fake the cold front, go see it for Tippett's VFX!!! Borat opens today, it's not looking good... and currently SC3 is getting a whopping %19 Rotten rating on :(

Fresh..."A thing of consummate craftsmanship, a smoothly engineered and fundamentally lifeless object that's nevertheless capable of giving even the grinchiest moviegoers a brief attack of the warm-and-fuzzies." -Justin Chang, Variety

Rotten..."This movie is either going to warm the coldest cockles of your heart, or you're going to throw up all over yourself before slipping into a diabetic coma." Kevin Carr, (7)M Movie Review's "Santa Clause 3:The Escape Clause" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 6:55 AM

August 1, 2006

The Shaggy Dog DVD Released!

shDVDgermanOhh yeah... look for my shaggy dog show reel sometime soon'ish

Rebecca got to see this for the first time on the airplane trip home from our Honeymoon... haha, nice.

DVD Details:
2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen,
1.33:1 Reformatted Fullscreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 (English),
Dolby Surround (French, Spanish - fullscreen only)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; Closed Captioned
Release Date: August 1, 2006
Single-sided, dual-layered disc (DVD-9)
Suggested Retail Price: $29.99
White Keepcase with Side Snaps

Check out for The Shaggy Dog (2006) DVD Review

Theatrical Release: March 10, 2006 / Running Time: 99 Minutes / Rating: PG

Director: Brian Robbins

Cast: Tim Allen (Dave Douglas), Robert Downey Jr. (Dr. Kozak), Kristin Davis (Rebecca Douglas), Danny Glover (Ken Hollister), Spencer Breslin (Josh Douglas), Jane Curtin (Judge Claire Whittaker), Zena Grey (Carly Douglas), Philip Baker Hall (Lance Strictland), Coal (The Shaggy Dog), Annabelle Gurwitch (Justin Forrester's Attorney), Jane Hajduk (News Reporter), Joshua Leonard (Justin Forrester), Joel David Moore (Pound Employee), Jarrad Paul (Larry), Phil Pavel (Highway Driver), Shawn Pyfrom (Trey), Rhea Seehorn (Lori), Bess Wohl (Dr. Owen Lightman), Craig Kilborn (Baxter), Laura Kightlinger (Ms. Foster), Casey Sander (Leader)

Comedian Tim Allen unleashes all the outrageous fun in this doggone hilarious update of Disney's comedy classic! The adventures begin when workaholic Dave Douglas (Allen) is accidentally transformed into a lovable dog. Now as Dave digs to uncover the mystery, this overworked dad wants nothing more than to stop fetching ... and get back to fathering. But before he does, he's about to discover that being man's best friend gives him a curious insight into what it takes to be a great dad! The tail-wagging fun continues with bonus features to howl about including bone-tickling bloopers, deleted scenes, and a special bark-along bone-us feature dogs will love! Rated PG.

Interesting Post-script:
This is actually the fifth time that the Disney studio has mined the source material -- roughly, Felix Salten's 1930 mystery novel The Hound of Florence; more accurately, the premise of a male human turning into a shaggy dog and the comedy that emanates from it. I've already discussed at length the 1959 original, the 1976 sequel, and here, this loose 2006 remake; these three are the best-known adaptations, for they are the only three that reached the big screen (and home video, for that matter). But, in the fall of 1994, at the beginning of a period rich in remakes-for-TV (which soon spilled over to the remakes-for-theaters business), there was Dennis Dugan-directed The Shaggy Dog starring Scott Weinger, Ed Begley Jr., and James Cromwell. Before that, there was 1987's The Return of The Shaggy Dog, a sequel to the original co-written by Oscar winner Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) and featuring Gary Kroeger and Cindy Morgan (Tron). These two made-for-TV outings probably won't see the light of DVD or American airwaves anytime soon, but know that they do exist and that Disney chooses to release endless compilations of cartoon shorts and random TV show episodes instead.

Posted by dschnee at 7:27 AM

July 7, 2006

Pirates 2: Dead Man's Chest is Released!

in the USA 7 July 2006

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Box Office Results July 7-9, 2006

Number: 1
Weekend Gross: $135,634,554
Theatres: 4,133
Theatre Average: $32,817
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $135,634,554
Budget: $225 million

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest plundered the record books with a $135.6 million opening weekend, swatting Spider-Man's long standing $114.8 million milestone atop the all time chart.

Pirates pilfered a trove of records, but the key ones, in addition to opening weekend, were biggest single and opening day and fastest to $100 million. On Friday, Dead Man's Chest raked in $55.8 million (including $9 million's worth of 2,100 midnight showings), eclipsing Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith's $50 million and grossing more in one day than its predecessor, The Curse of the Black Pearl, did in its entire opening weekend. Dead Man's Chest also became the first picture to cross the century mark in two days flat.'s "Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 3:42 PM

March 10, 2006

The Shaggy Dog is Released!

in the USA 10 March 2006

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Box Office Results Mar. 10-12, 2006

Number: 2
Weekend Gross: $16,310,058
Theatres: 3,501
Theatre Average: $4,658
Weeks in Release: 2
Total Gross: $35,635,419
Budget: ?$?'s "The Shaggy Dog" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 6:29 PM

December 14, 2005

King Kong is Released!

in the USA 14 December 2005

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Box Office Results Dec. 16-18, 2005

Number: 1
Weekend Gross: $50,130,145
Theatres: 3568
Theatre Average: $14,049
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $66,181,645
Budget: $207 million.

'King Kong' a Gentle Giant on Opening Day

by Brandon Gray December 15, 2005

Relative to industry and media expectations, Universal Pictures' King Kong was a big softy on opening day, grabbing $9.8 million from around 7,500 screens at 3,567 playdates.

"We think the numbers are fine," countered Nikki Rocco, Universal's head of distribution. "We think we had a great kickoff to a film that we known has great playability. Based on word-of-mouth we're confident it only gets better from here."

Director Peter Jackson's $207 million remake of the 1933 monster movie notched the 21st biggest Wednesday opening on record, significantly less than the $18.2 million start of Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Prior to the debut, Universal had suggested Fellowship as a benchmark.

"Kong didn't break any records," Rocco said. "But I think exhibition is thrilled. There were no kids out of school, and there were terrible weather conditions. Kong's not a built-in franchise. It's not a geeky kind of thing. It wasn't a record breaker, but it's a solid start. A million and half people [from opening day] will be spreading word-of-mouth. I think we're going to have a fabulous weekend."

A mid-week launch of King Kong's magnitude in December prior to Christmas lacks much precedent. The Lord of the Rings pictures each opened on Wednesdays, but they struck a little later in December as the Christmas movie-going season was heating up. Rocco noted that vacation for the nation's schools doesn't start until Monday, when 42 percent will be out.

The Wednesday launch of a hyped event picture will normally equal around 25 percent to 50 percent of the opening weekend. The most notable exception was Shrek 2. The fractured fairy tale sequel began with an $11.8 million Wednesday but went on to enjoy a $108 million opening weekend.

Additionally, King Kong bowed in 36 foreign territories on Wednesday and racked up an estimated $8 million, bringing its worldwide opening day to about $17.8 million.


*Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects: Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences
*BAFTA Award for Visual Effects
*Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture
*Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture
*Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture
*Critics Choice Award for Distinguished Achievement in Performing Arts
*National Board of Review Award for Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects's "King Kong" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 1:01 AM

July 19, 2005

Constantine Deluxe Edition DVD Released!

Both the Single Disc and Deluxe Editions were released today, I'll be picking up the Deluxe edition sometime today and have some feedback on the dvd master and extra features and hopefully have some new content to add to the CN Comp Department. A friend at work got his hands on the Single Disc Edition and he mentioned that they have clamped the whites and are about 1 full stop darker then our finals we sent to WarnerBros. So the dvd is cutting out a huge range of detail, I'll find out soon enough with my own eyes... Thats it for now, click below for the complete Details

Here are few Constantine: 2-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD Reviews: Review - 9/10
Movies For Guys Review - 4/5
DVD Town Review - 7.75/10
DVD Talk Review - Recommended
IGN DVD Review 7/10
Total DVD Review - 7/10
Rope Of Silicon Review - Recommended Highly

Constantine Deluxe Edition (Dbl DVD)
Widescreen, Original Aspect Ratio - 2.40
Format: DVD
Genre: Action/Adventure
for Violence and Demonic Images
Runtime: 121 mins
Original Product Release Date: 07/19/2005
# Video Clips: Trailer
Studio: Warner Bros.
Theatrical Release Date: 02/18/2005
Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, Keanu Reeves, Peter Stormare, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Rachel Weisz, Shia La Beouf, Tilda Swinton
Francis Lawrence
Other Talent:
Akiva Goldsman, Benjamin Melniker, Brian Tyler (Ii), Erwin Stoff, Frank Cappello, Gilbert Adler, Kevin Brodbin, Klaus Badelt, Lauren Shuler-Donner, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Michael Aguilar, Michael E. Uslan, Philippe Rousselot, Wayne Wahrman

Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels and written by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello, Constantine tells the story of John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.
Special Features:
Additional Scenes - 18 minutes of Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Francis Lawrence
Alternate endings
Audio Commentary
Documentaries - THE PRODUCTION FROM HELL *Director's Confessional *Collision with Evil *Holy Relics IMAGINING THE UNDERWORLD *Hellscape *Visualizing Vermin *Warrior Wings *Unholy Abduction *Demon Face [Easter Egg] FORESIGHT: THE POWER OF PRE-VISUALIZATION with Optional Commentary by Francis Lawrence
Documentary - Conjuring Constantine: from comic book to movie
Featurette - ? Imagining the Underworld ? Hellscape ? Visualizing Vermin ? Warrior Wings ? Unholy Abduction ? Demon Face [Easter Egg]
Music Video - A Perfect Circle's "Passive" music video
Theatrical Trailer

Critic Quote:
"Action-packed and mind-blowing." Shawn Edwards / FOX-TV "A smart, wildly entertaining thrill ride." Glenn Whipp / LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS "It's a smart ride. There's both eye and mind candy in this cleverly berserk spawn of Blade Runner." Richard Corliss / TIME MAGAZINE "Devilish fun." Peter Travers / ROLLING STONE "Wow! An amazing, fascinating trip!" Fred Saxon / FOX-TV

Screen Aspect:
Original Aspect Ratio - 2.40
Widescreen [16:9 Transfer]
Sound Quality:
English: Dolby Surround 5.1 -
Francais (Quebec): Dolby Surround 5.1 -
Subtitles: English, Espanol, Francais
Media Quantity: 2
Media Sub Format: Multi Disc
Packaging Type: Slipcase

Posted by dschnee at 7:19 AM

February 18, 2005

Constantine is Released!

in the USA 18 February 2005

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Box Office Results Feb. 18-20, 2005

Number: 2 (Hitch is 1)
Weekend Gross: $30,525,000
Theatres: 3006
Theatre Average: $10,154
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $30,525,000

Box Office Results April. 22-24, 2005

Number: 38 (The Interpreter)
Weekend Gross: $79,531
Theatres: 107
Theatre Average: $743
Weeks in Release: 10
Total Gross: $74,480,921

Domestic: $74,480,921 36.5%
+ Overseas: $129,300,000 63.5%
= Worldwide: $203,780,921

*Constantine* opened to a solid $34.6 million, according to estimates, for the four-day President's Day holiday weekend. It was the biggest opening ever for an R-rated film during any four-day holiday frame, and it was a company best for WB for the President's Day weekend.

The opening for the Francis Lawrence-directed "Constantine" set several records of its own this weekend: It was the biggest opening ever for an R-rated film during any four-day holiday session, and it was a company best for Warners for the Presidents Day weekend, topping "Message in a Bottle" ($18.8 million). The debut of "Constantine" also topped the first weekend of another untested, R-rated sci-fi actioner starring Reeves -- 1999's "The Matrix" ($27.8 million).

Warner Bros. approves a Constantine sequel based on the weekend's take !

US Box Office as of April 22-24, 2005 - Constantine has a Gross of $74,480,921 and has been in release for 10 weeks.'s "Constantine" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 1:44 AM

Son of the Mask is Released!

in the USA 18 February 2005

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Posted by dschnee at 1:37 AM

June 11, 2004

The Stepford Wives is Released!

in the USA 6 June 2004 (Los Angeles, California) (premiere)
USA 11 June 2004

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Posted by dschnee at 1:27 AM

June 8, 2004

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation is Released!

in the USA 24 April 2004 (TV premiere)
USA 08 June 2004 (DVD premiere)

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Posted by dschnee at 1:32 AM