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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DUMB AND DUMBER TO Review

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In 1994, Dumb & Dumber was one of the funniest movies I had ever seen.  My ten-year-old self loved the dirty jokes, the characters’ charming stupidity, and the childishness of it all.  As the Farrelly Brothers’ Dumb and Dumber To shows, that childishness—specifically the odd innocence of the characters—was key to making the original picture work.  The sequel replaces that childishness with a mean-spirited attitude that turns obliviousness into narcissism and antics into attacks.  There are still some laughs scattered about, but the heartlessness of the picture makes Dumb and Dumber To too nasty to be dumb fun.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Talk DUMB AND DUMBER TO, How Carrey Made the Sequel Happen, the Fan Appeal, Returning to the Characters, 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, co-stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels talked about catching up with Lloyd and Harry, 20 years later, that this sequel was really fan-driven, getting back into the mind-set of these characters, why these characters are special, working with Kathleen Turner, and where these characters might be in another 20 years.  Jim Carrey also talked about which other movie he would have liked to have done a sequel for.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Watch 5 New Clips from DUMB AND DUMBER TO, Plus Over 15 Images Tease Further Shenanigans from Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

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Universal Pictures has released a batch of new Dumb and Dumber To clips as well as some new images from directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s upcoming comedy sequel.  The follow-up takes place 20 years after the original, as Jim Carrey’s Lloyd and Jeff Daniels’ Harry set off on a road trip in order to find a child Harry never knew he had.  Comedy sequels are very hard to pull off.  The problem with many of them is that they rely too heavily on revisiting jokes that worked well in the first movie, resulting in something that feels tired or too familiar.  There look to be some callbacks to the first Dumb and Dumber in this sequel (Brad Bluhm returns as Billy “Pretty Bird”, for one), but I’m hoping that they’re limited to a minimum.  Carrey and Daniels appear to be having a lot of fun reprising their roles, and I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing them goof off together onscreen once again.

Hit the jump to check out the Dumb and Dumber To clips and images.  The film also stars Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner, Rob Riggle, Rachel Melvin, and Steve TomDumb and Dumber To opens in theaters on November 14th.

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 DUMB AND DUMBER TO International Trailer Is Just as Comically Stupid with French Subtitles

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A new Dumb and Dumb To international trailer has gone online, and it’s about as intentionally idiotic as you’d expect.  The follow-up takes place 20 years after the events of the first film, with Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) setting out on a road trip in order to find the child Harry never knew he had.  There are a few bits of footage that weren’t in the domestic trailer, and I think the movie could be entertaining.  I don’t know if it will be as funny as the original (comedy sequels rarely are), but I’ve already gotten some good laughs from these trailers.

Hit the jump to check out the new Dumb and Dumber To trailer.  The film opens November 14th, and also stars Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Laurie Holden, Steve Tom, and Rob Riggle.

First DUMB AND DUMBER TO Trailer: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Are Back [Updated with Images]

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Universal Pictures has released the first Dumb and Dumber To trailer for directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s comedy sequel.  The follow-up takes place 20 years after the events of the first film, with Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) setting out on a road trip in order to find the child Harry never knew he had.  As it turns out, that child is a daughter, and that daughter is quite attractive, enough to stir long-dormant feelings of love in Lloyd’s poor dumb heart.  There’s a whole range of comedy on display here, from dumb, to dumber, to downright gross, but it’s exactly what you might expect from the Farrellys. I just wasn’t quite expecting them to go … there.

Dumb and Dumber To also stars Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner, Rob Riggle, Rachel Melvin, and Steve Tom, and opens November 14th.  Hit the jump to watch the first Dumb and Dumber To trailer. [Update: We've also added some new images from the film after the jump.]

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.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Are Gleefully Stupid in First Official Image from DUMB AND DUMBER TO

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Comedy sequels are very tricky to pull off, but directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly will be giving it their best shot with the follow-up Dumb and Dumber To this fall.  The first official image from the film has been released online, and I can’t stop laughing because it’s just so dumb—which is the point.  Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles from the 1994 film as Lloyd and Harry set out on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had.  It’s a simple premise, but the real promise of this film is seeing Carrey and Daniels back in the roles that helped launched them to superstardom.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Laurie Holden and Rob RiggleDumb and Dumber To opens November 14th.

KICK-ASS 2 Blu-ray Review

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Continuing the story not far from where the original Kick-Ass left off, the sequel Kick-Ass 2 finds its hero (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) teaming up with a group of ordinary citizens looking to rid the street of the criminal element.  Meanwhile, the recently orphaned (at his own hand) arch-villain Red Mist/The Motherfucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) plots revenge on the self-made superhero.  And Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), in what seems like training ground for her role in Carrie, gets to experience some good old-fashioned high school teen angst.

There’s a fine line to tread when it comes to making an action comedy.  When it’s successful, the result is Ghostbusters or Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.  When it’s not, the result is Kick Ass 2.  Hit the jump for my review of the film on Blu-ray.

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.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reunited in First Images from the Set of DUMB AND DUMBER TO

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It’s really happening, you guys.  Production is underway on the sequel to Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s 1994 comedy classic Dumb and Dumber, and the first images of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back in character have been revealed by none other than Carrey himself.  It’s pretty amazing that, nearly 20 years later, those costumes and haircuts bring Harry and Lloyd right back like they never left.  Carrey and Daniels look excellent, and I really can’t wait to see this thing in theaters.  The Farrelly brothers return to direct, the story picks up in Rhode Island 18 years after the events of the first film, and The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden recently landed the female lead.

Hit the jump to check out the first images.  Dumb and Dumber To is poised to arrive in theaters sometime in 2014.

KICK-ASS 2 Review

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We make excuses when we’ve done something wrong, and Kick-Ass 2 is full of excuses.  It thinks it can excuse its misogyny because it has Hit-Girl.  It thinks it can excuse its misguided notion of heroism because the costumed characters occasionally do a non-violent good deed.  It thinks it can excuse the juvenile antics because it’s occasionally morose and “serious”.  And the action is a poor excuse for what director/co-writer Matthew Vaughn provided in the first movie.  Kick-Ass 2 writer-director Jeff Wadlow is all too happy to seize upon the violence and quirks of Vaughn’s film and discards anything that played up the joy of playing a superhero.

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