New to Blu-ray: FAST & FURIOUS 6, DOCTOR WHO: DAY OF THE DOCTOR, MARY POPPINS, and More

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Here’s a brief overview of this week’s new Blu-ray releases:

Weekend Box Office: PRISONERS Dominates with $21.4 Million

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prisoners-hugh-jackman-slicePrisoners took top honors at the domestic box office this weekend, with an estimated $21.4 million from 3,260 locations. That’s a solid debut for the kidnapping drama and just a bit under the $23.8 million that The Town put up on this weekend back in 2010. Meanwhile, the 3D dance pic Battle of the Year stumbled badly, though predictably, and The Wizard of Oz 3D saw the best numbers yet for an IMAX-exclusive re-release.

Title Weekend Total
1.  Prisoners $21,430,000 $21.4
2.  Insidious Chapter Two $14,500,000 $60.8
3.  The Family $7,000,000 $25.6
4.  Instructions Not Included $5,700,000 $34.2
5.  Battle of the Year $5,000,000 $5
6.  We’re The Millers $4,670,000 $138.1
7.  Lee Daniels’ The Butler $4,304,000 $106.4
8.  Riddick $3,672,000 $37.1
9.  The Wizard of Oz IMAX 3D $3,022,000 $3
10.  Planes $2,061,000 $86.5

Friday Box Office: PRISONERS Captures First with $7 Million; BATTLE OF THE YEAR Falls Flat

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Kidnapping drama Prisoners easily claimed first-place on Friday, with an estimated $7.01 million from 3,260 locations. Backed by solid reviews and a ton of promotional appearances by stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners should end its first weekend as expected with just over $20 million. Also new on Friday, Battle of the Year earned an estimated $1.5 million from 2,008 locations. The 3D dance pic is looking at a three-day total of $4.5 million, or less than half what distributor Sony/Screen Gems was hoping for.

Insidious Chapter Two placed second yesterday, down a sizable 77% from its ‘Friday the thirteenth’ debut. Finally, The Wizard of Oz was back in theatres on Friday – with a little something extra. Seventy-four years after its premiere, the 3D re-release of Oz took in a reported $751,000 from 318 IMAX locations and should reach $3 million by Sunday. Check back tomorrow for full details, including updates on the week’s limited releases.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Prisoners $7,010,000 $7
2.  Insidious Chapter Two $4,675,000 $51
3.  The Family $2,090,000 $20.7
4.  Battle of the Year $1,500,000 $1.5
5.  We’re the Millers $1,360,000 $134.8

Josh Peck Talks BATTLE OF THE YEAR, Learning Dance Moves, Dancing as a Sport vs an Art Form, Co-Starring with Josh Holloway and His Other Projects

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Inspired by the award-winning documentary Planet B-Boy, from director Benson Lee, Battle of the Year showcases the exhilarating and awe-inspiring world of competitive dance, in a way that illustrates how it is both a display of athleticism and an art form to rival any other.  When hip-hop mogul Dante Graham (Laz Alonso) turns to his old friend Jason Blake (Josh Holloway) to create and coach an American all-star dream team of b-boys to win the legendary Battle of the Year, hip hop’s premier competition held in France, he struggles to transform 13 individuals into a disciplined and cohesive crew.

At the film’s press day, actor Josh Peck (who plays assistant coach Franklyn) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what it takes for these dancers to pull off what is required of them, how even though he didn’t dance on camera, he did try to learn some of the moves, where he falls in the debate about whether dance is a sport or an art form, what he thought about the performances during the battle sequences, working with co-star Josh Holloway, adding a little much-needed female energy to the mix, and how he’s looked for a variety of acting roles, since his days on Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

New Trailer for BATTLE OF THE YEAR Starring Josh Holloway

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Screen Gems has released the first trailer for director Benson Lee’s dance competition film Battle of the Year. The film is based on the documentary of the same name that focused on the 2005 Battle of the Year and the B-boy (breakdancing) crews (teams) that took part in the competition.  Lost’s Josh Holloway stars as a basketball coach who reluctantly agrees to lead the team, which includes Josh Peck (The Wackness) and Chris Brown.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Laz Alonso and Caity LotzBattle of the Year opens on September 13th.

Josh Peck Talks RED DAWN, How He Landed the Role, Watching the Original Film, Boot Camp Training, Working with Chris Hemsworth and Hopes to Direct

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The long-delayed re-imagining of Red Dawn is finally hitting theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday.  When the citizens of a city in Washington state find themselves the prisoners under enemy occupation by North Korea, a group of young patriots known as The Wolverines become determined to fight and band together to protect one another and take back their freedom.  From director Dan Bradley, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

At the film’s press day, Collider spoke to actor Josh Peck – who plays the town’s star quarterback, Matt Eckert – in both a roundtable and 1-on-1 interview, in which he talked about how excited he is for people to finally get to see the film, how lucky he felt to get offered the role and not have to audition, his decision to wait until after they finished filming before he watched the original, just how grueling the boot camp training was, and his experience working with Chris Hemsworth.  He also talked about what it was like to make the b-boy competition film Battle of the Year (which also stars Lost’s Josh Holloway), what he enjoys about doing more physical roles, and his hope to direct a feature film someday.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

I, FRANKENSTEIN and BATTLE OF THE YEAR Pushed to September 13, 2013, Dwayne Johnson’s SNITCH Set for February 22, NO GOOD DEED Lands October 18

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Hot on the heels of the news that Universal is shifting Les Miserables to Christmas Day this year, a few changes and debuts set for some 2013 releases have been announced.  Briefly:

  • I, Frankenstein – The graphic novel adaptation of the eponymous monster, played by Aaron Eckhart, has been pushed from February 22nd to September 13th, 2013.
  • Battle of the Year – The breakdancing (or “B-boy”) film starring Josh Holloway, Josh Peck, and Chris Brown has been pushed from this January all the way to September 13th, 2013.
  • Snitch – The action thriller starring Dwayne Johnson has been set for release on February 22nd, 2013.
  • No Good Deed – The thriller featuring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson has been given a pre-Halloween release of October 18th, 2013.

Hit the jump for more details.

First Trailer for Break Dancing Movie BATTLE OF THE YEAR Starring Josh Holloway, Josh Peck, and Chris Brown

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The first trailer for Battle of the Year, aka “That Movie Where Sawyer Coaches a Breakdancing Team,” has been released.  The film is based on the documentary of the same name that focused on the 2005 Battle of the Year and the B-boy (breakdancing) crews (teams) that took part in the competition.  Lost’s Josh Holloway stars as a basketball coach who reluctantly agrees to lead the team, which includes Josh Peck (The Wackness) and lady-beater Chris Brown.  The trailer plays out exactly as you’d expect, so if B-boy competitions are your thing I assume you’ll have some interest in Battle of the Year.  If not, the only highlight is in this trailer is seeing Chris Brown get punched in the face.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  Directed by Benson Lee, the film also stars Laz Alonso and Caity LotzBattle of the Year opens in 3D on January 25th.

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