Weekend Box Office: DUMB AND DUMBER TO Claims First with $38 Million

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After a decisive victory on Friday, Dumb and Dumber To held on to the top spot this weekend and beat most expectations in the process.  An expected challenge from Disney holdover Big Hero 6 fell a bit short, which left the comedy sequel the undisputed box office champ.  DDT opened with an estimated $38 million this weekend – easily surpassing the high end of its projections.  The sequel now ranks as the highest domestic debut ever for the Farrelly Brothers, topping 2000’s Me, Myself and Irene even after adjusting for inflation.  Both Big Hero 6 and Interstellar  had strong sophomore holds, though neither was able to overtake Harry and Lloyd in the end.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Dumb and Dumber To $38,053,000 $38
2.  Big Hero 6 $36,010,000 $111.6
3.  Interstellar $29,100,000 $97.8
4.  Beyond the Lights $6,500,000 $6.5
5.  Gone Girl $4,625,000 $152.7
6.  St. Vincent $4,025,000 $33.2
7.  Fury $3,810,000 $76
8.  Nightcrawler $3,038,000 $25
9.  Ouija $3,025,000 $48.1
10.  Birdman $2,450,000 $11.57


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Peter and Bobby Farrelly Talk DUMB AND DUMBER TO, the First Film’s Cult Classic Status, Their 3 Hour and 40 Minute First Cut, Directing on Their Own and More

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In Dumb and Dumber To, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are back and as dumb as ever.  It’s been exactly 20 years and Lloyd has to get snapped out of the comatose state that he’s been in, so that the two best friends can go on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had, in order to help him with the kidney transplant that he desperately needs.  The zany sequel also stars Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle, Rachel Melvin and Steve Tom.

At the film’s press day, filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why Dumb and Dumber is thought of as a cult classic, why people feel so fondly about two lovable idiots, whether they ever got close to doing this sequel at any other point in time, over the 20 years since the first film, how much they’ve learned about filmmaking since their three hour and 40 minute first cut of the original film (and the disastrous screening they had of that cut), the deleted storylines that will probably be on the DVD, why they don’t like extended cuts, doing unconventional commentary, their experience shooting on digital, and their desire to direct films on their own next.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Kathleen Turner Talks DUMB AND DUMBER TO, Working with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, Which One of Her Past Characters Deserves a Sequel and More

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In Dumb and Dumber To, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are back and as dumb as ever.  It’s been exactly 20 years and Lloyd has to get snapped out of the comatose state that he’s been in, so that the two best friends can go on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had, in order to help him with the kidney transplant that he desperately needs.  The zany sequel also stars Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle, Rachel Melvin and Steve Tom.

During a conference at the film’s press day, actress Kathleen Turner (who plays Fraida Felcher, Harry’s ex-girlfriend and the key to finding his long-lost daughter) talked about which of her own films she’d love to do a sequel for, whether she was a fan of the Farrelly brothers’ previous work, how she felt about her look in the film, the type of roles that attract her, the different ways that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels work, the hardest scene for her to get through without laughing, and the advice that she’d give to young actresses looking for longevity in the industry.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

First DUMB AND DUMBER TO TV Spot: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Ride the Bus

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Universal has released the first Dumb and Dumber To TV spot.  Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return 20 years later to reprise their roles in the sequel as Lloyd and Harry head on a road trip to find a child that Harry never knew he had.  You may seen most of these jokes in the first trailer or the international trailer, but there are a few new gags in the TV spot.

Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Laurie Holden, Steve Tom, and Rob Riggle also star.  Peter and Bobby Farrelly also returned to direct the November 14 release.  Hit the jump to watch the new Dumb and Dumber To TV spot.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Channel LUCY in New DUMB AND DUMBER TO Posters

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Two brand new Dumb and Dumber To posters just popped up and rather than show Jim Carrey’s Lloyd Christmas and Jeff Daniels’ Harry Dunne in the middle of some crazy antics, like hanging with Butthole, sharing a bike made for one or driving that crazy dog grooming van, the pair is parodying Lucy.  Yes, the recent Scarlett Johansson release, Lucy.  It seems like an odd choice, but there are limited options when you consider that they can only pull this kind of thing with a Universal film.  Lucy is also fresh in our minds and one of the studio’s higher openers of the year, so it does make some sense.  Perhaps The Purge: Anarchy will be next.

According to the posters, the average person uses 10% of their brain capacity.  Hit the jump to check out what Lloyd and Harry accomplish using just 1%.  Dumb and Dumber To will make its way into theaters on November 14th and also stars Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Laurie Holden, Steve Tom and Rob Riggle.

New Poster for DUMB AND DUMBER TO; First Trailer Premieres Tonight

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It only took twenty years, but this November we’re finally seeing a sequel to Dumb & Dumber.  The simple premise for the sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, has Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) setting out on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had.  The road trip premise structure served the first movie well, so I assume it will work a second time around.  At the very least, it looks like the guys were able to get the Shaggin’ Wagon back.

Hit the jump to check out the new Dumb and Dumber To poster; the first trailer will be released tonight on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  The film opens November 14th, and also stars Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Laurie Holden, Steve Tom, and Rob Riggle.

Get Suited Up with the First Posters from DUMB AND DUMBER TO, Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were ahead of the fashion curve in the Farrelly Brothers’ 1994 comedy, Dumb & Dumber.  Twenty years later, the dimwitted duo is now ready to bring their colorful suits back into vogue with the long-awaited sequel, Dumb and Dumber To.  The first posters for Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s follow-up are more teasersthan anything else, but they serve as a reminder that the film is making its debut in style

Also starring Laurie Holden and Rob RiggleDumb and Dumber To opens November 14th.  Hit the jump to check out the posters.

DUMB AND DUMBER TO Set for November 14, 2014 Release

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Universal Pictures has set a firm release date for the comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To.  The pic will open in theaters on November 14, 2014, where it will square off directly against the Brad Pitt fronted WWII actioner Fury.  It will also face considerable competition the following weekend where The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will be unleashed just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both return for the Dumb and Dumber follow-up, which also sees Peter and Bobby Farrelly back in the director’s chairs.  The official logline is as follows:

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To.  The original film’s directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given.

Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) and Rob Riggle also star, with a few surprise cameos planned as well.

Kick His Ass, Sea Bass! Cam Neely Rumored to Return for DUMB AND DUMBER TO

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Dumb and Dumber To is showing some love to minor characters from the original.  Yesterday, we got a photo of a grown-up Brady Bluhm, who played the blind Billy in 4C.  Today, JimCarreyOnline.com is reporting that former Bruins right wing Cam Neely will be reprising his role as angry trucker Sea Bass.   The site is also reporting there are rumors swirling around that fellow Bruin Milan Lucic could make an appearance as Sea Bass’ son.

Filming on Dumber and Dumber To is underway with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returning to play Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, respectively.  Laurie Holden is set to co-star as the female lead.


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Check out a couple of behind-the-scenes images from the following films:

  • Dumb and Dumber To – The Farrelly Brothers’ sequel to the 1994 comedy, Dumb & Dumber, reunites stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.  This new image reveals the return of Brady Bluhm as Billy in 4C
  • Hercules: The Thracian WarsDwayne “The Rock” Johnson shows off his muscles and make-up in this new image from the set of Brett Ratner’s fantasy action film.  Hercules: The Thracian Wars opens July 25, 2014.

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A couple sequel teases popped up on Twitter today:

  • Jim Carrey tweeted a photo of Lloyd Christmas’ crooked, chipped teeth from the set of Dumb and Dumber ToJeff Daniels co-stars in the Farrelly Brothers‘ picture.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 uploaded a still of a policeman standing in smoke and fire, the Electro (Jamie Foxx).  Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Felicity JonesChris Cooper, and Sally Field also star in the May 2, 2014 release directed by Marc Webb.

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Kurt Russell in Negotiations for James Wan’s FAST & FURIOUS 7, Kathleen Turner Gets DUMB AND DUMBER TO, Richard Gere Joins Indie Drama FANNY [Updated]

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Check out the latest and greatest casting news below:

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Jeff Daniels Says Filming on DUMB AND DUMBER TO Scheduled to Begin in September; “We’re Middle-Aged and We’re Still That Stupid”

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After a string of flops, the Farrelly Brothers‘ will return to one of their most popular films by finally going ahead with Dumb and Dumber To.  The sequel has had its ups and downs, especially with Jim Carrey’s frustration with Warner Bros. letting the project linger in development hell.  Universal eventually picked up the rights, Carrey and co-star Jeff Daniels will return, and on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Daniels said they’re scheduled to start filming in September.  As we previously reported, the movie is on track for a summer 2014 release, which would mark the 20th anniversary of the original’s release.  “I’ve seen the script. It’s hysterical,” Daniels told Fallon. “We’re middle-aged, we’re not pretending we aren’t. We’re middle-aged and we’re still that stupid.”  While I’m sure Carrey will be great, I’m particularly excited to see Daniels return to the moronic Harry Dunne, especially since his most recent roles have been more on the dramatic side.

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DUMB AND DUMBER TO Eyed for Summer 2014 Release; Peter Farrelly Reveals Story Picks Up in Rhode Island 18 Years After the First Film

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While the long-awaited sequel to one new comedy classic is finally poised to hit theaters this December with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, another highly anticipated follow-up is also finally moving forward.  After a year or so of stops and starts regarding a sequel to Dumb and Dumber, it was announced last night that Dumb and Dumber To has secured financing and distribution at last, with production looking to get underway as early as this fallJim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both reprise their roles from the 1994 film, and writers/directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly are back as well.

Though the Farrelly brothers previously teased a few plot details regarding the follow-up, Peter Farrelly went on the Nerdist podcast and talked a bit more extensively about what Dumb and Dumber To entails, also addressing how difficult it has been to get this thing made.  Moreover, he revealed that the film will likely hit theaters next summer.  Hit the jump to read on.

DUMB AND DUMBER Sequel Moves Forward with Universal Pictures and Red Granite

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When last we reported on the status of the Dumb & Dumber sequel, it had been dropped by Warner Bros. with Bobby and Peter Farrelly eyeing Red Granite to finance and a number of studios vying for domestic distribution.  Today, the Farrelly brothers confirmed that Red Granite will indeed be backing the film as well as handling international distribution, and that Universal Pictures has stepped in as a domestic distributor.  Fans of Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) should now be excited that the long awaited sequel to the 1994 hit comedy can now get off the ground.  Hit the jump for more.

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