Weekend Box Office: Family-Friendly MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN Takes the Checkered Flag, 300 Sequel Falls to Second, While NEED FOR SPEED Stalls in Third

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A trio of new debuts were no match for Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the family-friendly adventure feature from DreamWorks Animation.  The animated duo took the top spot from 300: Rise of an Empire, making it one of only two films to actually move up in the top ten rankings.  The other film?  Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which debuted huge last week in only a few theaters, and moved up to eighth during its first weekend of wide release.

The weekend was a disappointing one both critically and financially for Scott Waugh’s street-racing adaptation, Need for Speed.  Perhaps the action-driven Non-Stop, which landed in fourth place, proved too much box office competition on an otherwise unexciting weekend of non-new releases.  Fandom-driven films Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club and the Kickstarted Veronica Mars movie turned in fifth and tenth debut spots respectively.

Title Weekend Total
1. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $21,200,000 $63.2
2. 300: Rise of an Empire $19,105,000 $78.3
3. Need for Speed $17,808,000 $17.8
4. Non-Stop $10,615,000 $68.8
5. Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club $8,300,000 $8.3
6. The LEGO Movie $7,705,000 $236.9
7. Son of God $5,400,000 $50.9
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel $3,640,000 $4.8
9. Frozen $2,117,000 $396.4
10. Veronica Mars $2,021,000 $2.0

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Weekend Box Office: New Releases 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE and DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN Go One-Two; 12 YEARS A SLAVE Moves Up

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300: Rise of an Empire rose to the top of the box office, easily besting the weekend’s second new release, DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman.  Another new release of note, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, notched a 17th spot on the box office listing, having opened in a four-theater limited release.  Animated features The LEGO Movie and Frozen lead the total box offices to date this weekend, and newly minted Oscar-winner 12 Years a Slave gets a post-Academy Awards box office bump.  Hit the jump for more.

Title Weekend Total
1 300: Rise of an Empire $45,050,000 $45.1
2 Mr. Peabody & Sherman $32,500,000 $32.5
3 Non-Stop $15,378,000 $52.1
4 The LEGO Movie $11,005,000 $225.0
5 Son of God $10,000,000 $41.5
6 The Monuments Men $3,100,000 $70.6
7 3 Days to Kill $3,062,000 $25.6
8 Frozen $3,010,000 $393.1
9 12 Years a Slave $2,175,000 $53.1
10 Ride Along $2,004,000 $130.0

New Posters for THE SINGLE MOMS CLUB, COOTIES, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN, THE DOUBLE, WISH I WAS HERE and NEED FOR SPEED

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Check out new posters from the following films:

  • The Single Moms Club – Writer-director Tyler Perry’s dramedy starring Nia Long, Amy Smart, Terry Crews, and Wendi McLendon-Covey opens March 14th.
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman – DreamWorks Animation’s feature film directed by Rob Minkoff and featuring the voices of Ty Burrell and Max Charles for the title characters opens March 7th.
  • Cooties – Directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Millott; starring Elijah WoodRainn WilsonAlison PillJack McBrayerLeigh Whannell, and Nasim Pedrad, opening October 10th.
  • The DoubleRichard Ayoade‘s dark comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O’Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Robertsand Paddy Considine opens April 4th in the U.K.
  • Wish I Was HereZach Braff’s Kickstarted movie starring Adam Braff, Kate HudsonMandy PatinkinJosh GadAshley Greene, and Joey King, opening in September.
  • Need for SpeedScott Waugh’s video game adaptation starring Aaron Paul, Dakota Johnson, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, and Michael Keaton opens March 14th.

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New Trailer and Clip for MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN Featuring the Voices of Ty Burrell and Max Charles

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A new trailer and clip are now available from the DreamWorks Animation picture, Mr. Peabody & Sherman.  Ty Burrell (Modern Family) voices the brilliant canine while Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man) voices his adopted son Sherman.  The two trek across space and time thanks to the Wabac machine, which malfunctions and throws the whole universe out of whack.  Today’s new looks at the film highlight Peabody’s many and varied talents alongside some snippets of the dubious duo’s historical adventures.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and clip.  The film also features the voices of Stephen ColbertAriel WinterLeslie MannStanley TucciAllison JanneyPatrick Warburton, and Mel Brooks.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman opens on March 7, 2014.

First Trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

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DreamWorks Animation has released the first trailer for director Rob Minkoff‘s (The Lion King) new film Mr. Peabody & Sherman have been released online.  Based on the titular characters from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, the film features the voices of Ty Burrell as the genius dog Mr. Peabody and Max Charles as his adopted son Sherman. Sadly, this trailer did absolutely nothing for me other than one kind of funny joke at the end.  It’s different footage than the Spanish-language version we posted yesterday, but even in English this feels incredibly forgettable.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also features the voices of Stephen Colbert, Ariel Winter, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney, Patrick Warburton, and Mel BrooksMr. Peabody & Sherman opens on March 7, 2014.

First Footage from DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

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Last week, we got the first images from DreamWorks Animation’s adaptation of the classic cartoon, Mr. Peabody & Sherman.  For those who never watched the series of animated shorts, they centered on a genius dog named Mr. Peabody (voiced in the new movie by Ty Burrell) and his golly-gee companion Sherman (Max Charles) as they traveled through time using the WABAC (pronounced “way back”) machine.  A U.S. trailer should be due out soon, but in the meantime, the first footage has arrived albeit in a Spanish-language trailer.  While the trailer isn’t dubbed, it’s easy to make out the beats of Peabody adopting Sherman, having a father-son relationship with the boy, Sherman having a rivalry with a female classmate, and this leads to Peabody and Sherman having to travel through time to presumably fix the mistakes created by Sherman and the girl’s unapproved time travel.  From a visual standpoint, it’s nothing special, and of course because this is a DreamWorks Animation movie, there’s a requisite fart joke.  Hopefully, the English-language version will have better jokes.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also features the voices of Stephen Colbert, Ariel Winter, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney, Patrick Warburton, and Mel BrooksMr. Peabody & Sherman opens in 3D on March 7, 2014.

First Images from DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

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The first official images from DreamWorks Animation’s new film Mr. Peabody & Sherman have been released online.  Based on the titular characters from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, the film features the voices of Ty Burrell as the genius dog Mr. Peabody and Max Charles as his adopted son Sherman.  They use a time travel machine called the WABAC to go on various adventures and learn about history, and as glimpsed in these images we can see that Peabody & Sherman will find themselves in the time of Leonardo da Vinci and in ancient Egypt.  The Lion King helmer Rob Minkoff directs, and we should see a first trailer very soon.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images.  The film also features the voices of Stephen Colbert, Ariel Winter, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney, Patrick Warburton, and Mel BrooksMr. Peabody & Sherman opens on March 7, 2014.

Ty Burrell Talks BUTTER, His MODERN FAMILY Emmy Win, and Voicing a Role in MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

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The social satire Butter is set in the cutthroat world of professional butter carving. Iowa’s long-reigning champion butter carver Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell) has just retired, which doesn’t sit well with his obsessively ambitious wife Laura (Jennifer Garner), who decides to enter the competition herself, vowing to do whatever it takes to win. From director Jim Field Smith and screenwriter Jason Micallef, the film also stars Olivia Wilde, Alicia Silverstone, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Kristen Schaal, Phyllis Smith, Yara Shahidi and Hugh Jackman.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Ty Burrell talked about his first reaction to the script, what made him decide to sign on, and how much fun it was to work with Jennifer Garner. He also talked about what the recent Emmy win for Modern Family means to him, how the process of making the show has changed over the years, and voicing the title character for the animated feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman, about a young boy and his dog, that happens to have a genius-level IQ, who spring into action when their time-travel machine is stolen and history begins to be changed. Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Gus Van Sant’s PROMISED LAND Gets into Awards Race; Release Dates Announced for DreamWorks Animation Pictures

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We haven’t heard much about Gus Van Sant‘s Promised Land since it went into production this past April.  Matt Damon was originally set to make his directorial debut on the flick, before his busy schedule prompted the actor to hand the reigns over to his Good Will Hunting director.  Damon co-wrote the screenplay with John Krasinski, and the plot is described as “Capra-esque.”  The story focuses on a duo of corporate salesmen (Damon and Frances McDormand) who try to prey on an economic town in decline only to have their mission complicated by the citizens they encounter.  According to Deadline, Focus Features will release the film in an exclusive engagement in New York and Los Angeles on December 28th in order to qualify for awards consideration.  The movie, which also stars Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Scoot McNairy, and Titus Welliver, will then expand in January.

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Stephen Colbert and Allison Janney Lend Their Voices to MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN, Pic Moves up to Nov. 8th, 2013 Release; Ian McShane Joins CUBAN FURY

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Casting news updates at a glance:

  • Stephen Colbert (Monsters vs Aliens) and Allison Janney (Phineas and Ferb) have been cast in the DreamWorks animated production of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, starring Ty Burrell (Modern Family) and Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man) voicing the title roles.
  • Ian McShane (Snow White and the Huntsman) will join Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) in dance-off comedy, Cuban Fury.

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First Image from DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN

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DreamWorks Animation has been working on a 3D animated iteration of the classic “dog and his pet boy” cartoon Mr. Peabody and Sherman for a few years now, but the first image from the feature film has now surfaced.  The original cartoon first appeared as part of the Rocky and Bullwinkle show, and DreamWorks Animation’s version boasts the voice talent of Ty Burrell (Modern Family) as the dog and Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man) as the boy.  The story finds Peabody’s “pet boy”using the genius dog’s time machine without permission, thus sending events in history spiraling out of control.

Hit the jump to check out the first image of DreamWorks-rendered Mr. Peabody and Sherman.  The film opens in 3D on March 14th, 2014.

Ty Burrell and Max Charles to Voice MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN

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The classic “dog and his pet boy” cartoon that appeared as part of the Rocky and Bullwinkle show will be appearing in 3D theaters as DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Voicing the world’s smartest dog and his naive companion will be, respectively, Ty Burrell (Modern Family) and Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man). Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) will direct from a script by Craig Wright (Six Feet Under) which follows the duo as they attempt to restore order to historical events after Sherman uses Mr. Peabody’s time machine without permission. The voice of Mr. Peabody was originally supposed to go to Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), but I find Burrell to be an equally fitting personality for the inquisitive canine. Hit the jump for more on Mr. Peabody and Sherman, which is schedule to release on March 14, 2014.

Concept Art for DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN Starring Robert Downey Jr.

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It was announced last week that Robert Downey Jr. has agreed to voice Mr. Peabody in DreamWorks Animation’s adaptation of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Today we have a very early look at the character thanks to a piece of concept art.

Peabody and Sherman appeared in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show in their own separate shorts “Peabody’s Improbable History.” In each segment, dog Peabody teaches “his boy” Sherman in the ways of history, using the WABAC time machine to witness historical events.  No word yet on who will voice Sherman, but Rob Minkoff (The Forbidden Kingdom) has signed on to direct from a script by Jeffrey Ventimilia and Joshua Sternin (Yogi Bear).  Hit the jump to see the image.

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