Weekend Box Office: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Repeats in First; THE PURGE: Anarchy in Second with $28.3 Million

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The Purge: Anarchy may have come in first on Friday but, as expected, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes won the weekend box office race.  In its second frame, the sequel earned an estimated $36 million, down just 50% from its debut.  Among this summer’s franchise pics only 22 Jump Street had a comparable sophomore hold (-52%), while Transformers 4, Spider-Man, X-Men and Godzilla all fell by 60% or more.

 Title Weekend Total
1.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $36,000,000 $138.9
2.  The Purge: Anarchy $28,369,000 $28.3
3.  Planes: Fire & Rescue $18,000,000 $18
4.  Sex Tape $15,000,000 $15
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction $10,000,000 $227.1
6.  Tammy $7,605,000 $71.2
7.  22 Jump Street $4,700,000 $180.5
8.  How to Train Your Dragon 2 $3,800,000 $160.6
9.  Maleficent $3,302,000 $228.3
10.  Earth to Echo $3,260,000 $31.9

 

More after the jump.

TOP 5: SEX TAPE, First AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Image, POWER RANGERS Movie News, THE PURGE: ANARCHY, First Trailer for ANNABELLE

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Thanks to the greatness that is VOD, last night I was able to check out David Wain and Michael Showalter‘s rom-com parody, They Came Together. Starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, the film looks to deconstruct the romantic comedy much like Wain and Showalter’s Wet Hot American Summer sought to satirize summer camp films. From the standpoint of ripping the often shallow and happenstance conceits of the modern rom-com to shreds, They Came Together is wildly successful. Poehler and Rudd are great and Wain and Showalter know the genre so well that the script often feels like a template for a Valentine’s Day release waiting to happen. While its constant barrage of meta can be distracting at times (a scene where Rudd drowns his sorrows at a bar specifically comes to mind), more often than not I found myself laughing too hard at the absurdity of the genre’s conventions to care. In only 83 minutes, They Came Together manages to satirize every bland romantic comedy you’ve seen in the last 15-20 years and tops it off with a Christopher Meloni sequence that may go down as my favorite toilet joke of all-time.

My VOD recommendation aside, this week’s Top 5 features interviews for and Matt’s review of Sex Tape, the first image from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Power Rangers movie news, The Purge: Anarchy interviews and review, and the first teaser trailer for New Line’s The Conjuring spinoff film Annabelle. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.

Friday Box Office: THE PURGE: ANARCHY Edges Out APES Sequel; SEX TAPE Struggles

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If the Friday box office is any indication, it’s going to be another meh weekend at the movies.  After pulling in an impressive $72.6 million in its debut, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes should remain on top for a second frame – although it was surpassed on Friday by newcomer The Purge: Anarchy.  The successor to last summer’s R-rated thriller earned an estimated $13 million and took first place on Friday.  For its first weekend, however, the sequel is expected to earn $28 million, and that means Apes 2 should overtake it in the three-day race.  In its sophomore frame, Apes is expected to bring in about $34 million, which would give it one of the best holds among this summer’s major releases.

Details on Sex Tape, Planes: Fire & Rescue and Friday’s top five are after the jump.

Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper Talk SEX TAPE, Dunkin Donuts, What They’re Willing to Do for a Laugh, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, and More

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Opening this weekend is the comedy Sex Tape.  Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel play a married couple who film a sex tape to spice up their love life.  Their video is accidentally uploaded to “the cloud,” which sends the couple through a series of hijinks to prevent everyone they know from seeing the video.  Ellie Kemper, Rob Corddry, and Rob Loweco-star in director Jake Kasdan‘s follow-up to Bad Teacher.  For more on the film, watch the regular or red-band trailer.

At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper.  We talked about Dunkin Donuts finally coming to L.A., what they’re willing to do for a laugh, what it was like working with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, how Hot Tub Time Machine 2 won’t win any Academy Awards, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

SEX TAPE Review

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One would think that a movie entitled “Sex Tape” wouldn’t have a problem being raunchy.  Sadly, director Jake Kasdan‘s latest picture can’t seem to find the balance between a sweet relationship and salty dialogue, and mostly goes with the former at the expense of the latter.  Even more baffling is why the movie constantly feels the need to justify its premise as it reiterates plot points, character decisions, and the technological chicanery involved in the story’s inciting event.  There’s always more emphasis on explaining what’s going on instead of going all the way.

Director Jake Kasdan Talks SEX TAPE, the Evolution of the Story, Working with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, WALK HARD, Upcoming TV Shows, and More

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Opening this weekend is the comedy Sex TapeCameron Diaz and Jason Segel play a married couple who film a sex tape to spice up their love life.  Their video is accidentally uploaded to “the cloud,” which sends the couple through a series of hijinks to prevent everyone they know from seeing the video.  Ellie Kemper, Rob Corddry, and Rob Lowe co-star in director Jake Kasdan‘s follow-up to Bad Teacher.  For more on the film, watch the regular or red-band trailer.

At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Jake Kasdan.  After spending some time talking about Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, we talked about making Sex Tape, working with Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz, the evolution of the story from script to screen, his first cut, the relatively new pattern in Hollywood of showing cooperative couples rather than combative or contradictory ones, his upcoming TV pilots, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz Talk SEX TAPE, Being Fearless When it Comes to Comedy, Playing a Couple in a Healthy Relationship, and More

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Opening this weekend is the comedy Sex TapeCameron Diaz and Jason Segel play a married couple who film a sex tape to spice up their love life.  Their video is accidentally uploaded to “the cloud,” which sends the couple through a series of hijinks to prevent everyone they know from seeing the video.  Ellie Kemper, Rob Corddry, and Rob Lowe co-star in director Jake Kasdan‘s follow-up to Bad Teacher.  For more on the film, watch the regular or red-band trailer.

A few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel.  They talked about being asked a lot of inappropriate questions while promoting this movie, how they’re both fearless when it comes to comedy, why Segel won’t do “mean jokes,” playing  a happy couple in the film, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See SEX TAPE

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In the comments section for our recent most-anticipated article, I got flack for wanting to see Sex Tape.  I genuinely want to see this movie.  I’ve laughed at the trailer, and I think director Jake Kasdan has a knack for nailing R-rated comedy.  Also, it’s been almost a month since 22 Jump Street, and I want my R-rated comedy fix.  Furthermore, I want to note that we don’t do pass giveaways unless I genuinely think our readers will like the movie.  So while there are the regular naysayers in the comments section, I hope there’s a silent group of readers out there that wants to see a good-looking comedy with me.

I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Sex Tape.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film stars Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob LoweSex Tape opens July 18th.

Collider’s Most Anticipated Movies: July to September

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We’re halfway through the summer, and it’s been a pretty great one thus far.  Anticipated flicks like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Godzilla, 22 Jump Street, and more all paid off.  Now we’re entering into the second half summer 2014 and the beginning of the fall, and there’s still plenty to look forward to.

Once again, Adam, Dave, and Matt have each compiled a Top 5 list of most-anticipated movies for the next three months.  Hit the jump to find out what they can’t wait to see and why.

SEX TAPE Clip and Images: Cameron Diaz Does Her Best Rollergirl Impression

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Sony Pictures has released the first Sex Tape clip from director Jake Kasdan’s upcoming comedy, as well as a batch of new high-resolution images from the film.  The pic stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as a couple who, after discovering that their three-hour intimate video has accidentally been uploaded to the cloud, set out to delete the video from the iPads of their friends and family and ensure that their reputations aren’t ruined.  This new clip appears to be a scene from the “inciting incident” that leads to the aforementioned sex tape, as Segel’s character is very excited about Diaz’s sexy mobile get-up.  Segel also shares screenplay credit on the film with Nicholas Stoller and Kate Angelo, which is encouraging.  He and Diaz are both talented comedic actors and I’m a big fan of Kasdan’s Walk Hard, so hopefully this one delivers on the promise of a solid summer comedy.

Hit the jump to check out the new Sex Tape clip and high-resolution images.  The film also stars Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob LoweSex Tape opens in theaters on July 18th.

HERCULES Motion Poster, Plus New Posters for MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, SEX TAPE, THE BEST OF ME, and THE CAPTIVE

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Some new posters have landed online.  Briefly:

  • Hercules – A new Hercules motion poster for director Brett Ratner’s sword-and-sandals take on the classic story teases the “Dwayne Johnson vs. Lion” showdown.  The film opens in theaters on July 25th.
  • Magic in the Moonlight – A debut international poster for writer/director Woody Allen’s latest shows the skeptical Colin Firth as Emma Stone’s character supposedly communicates with spirits.  The film opens stateside on July 25th.
  • Sex Tape – A new poster for director Jake Kasdan’s comedy puts a playful spin on the technology-enhanced premise.  Starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz, the film opens on July 18th.
  • The Best of Me – A familiar debut poster for the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan.  The film opens on October 17th.
  • The Captive – A striking first poster for director Atom Egoyan’s upcoming drama, starring Ryan Reynolds.  The film opens in theaters on September 5th.

Hit the jump to check out posters and synopses for the aforementioned films.

New SEX TAPE Red Band Trailer: Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel Try Every Position in THE JOY OF SEX

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It’s trailer night on Collider!  Following trailers for The Judge, The Wedding Ringer, and The Good Lie, we now have the latest Sex Tape red band trailer for you.  Sony has already released three Sex Tape trailers, but for a raunchy comedy bluntly titled Sex Tape, it can’t hurt to offer more dirty jokes for a red band audience.  Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel play a married couple who film a sex tape to spice up their love life.  Their video is accidentally uploaded to “the cloud,” which sends the couple through a series of hijinks to prevent everyone they know from seeing the video. Ellie Kemper, Rob Corddry, and Rob Lowe co-star in director Jake Kasdan‘s follow-up to Bad Teacher.  Sex Tape opens July 25.  Check out the Sex Tape red band trailer after the jump.

New SEX TAPE Trailer and 5 New Images Featuring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz

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A new UK trailer for Jake Kasdan’s crime drama/heist thriller Sex Tape is now online and … wait, what?  This is supposed to be a comedy?  Well that changes everything!  The new trailer is startlingly short on laughs and chooses instead to focus on the heist angle of the couple who must retrieve their sexcapade from “the cloud” before all their friends and family watch it.  I’m sure there are some jokes throughout the movie, and they’re probably much cleverer than a dog flying off a treadmill, right?

Starring Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob LoweSex Tape opens July 18th.  Hit the jump to watch the new UK trailer and five new images.

FRIDAY THE 13TH Reboot Pushed to November 13, 2015, Swaps with SCOUTS VS. ZOMBIES; SEX TAPE Moves Up a Week

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We have a few release date schedule updates to attend to this afternoon.  Briefly:

  • Paramount has pushed the Friday the 13th reboot from March 13, 2015 to November 13, 2015.  V/H/S helmer David Bruckner is directing.
  • In light of the Friday the 13th shift, Paramount has moved the comedy/horror film Scouts vs. Zombies up to the film’s old March 13, 2015 date.  Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) directs.
  • Warner Bros. has slated the inspirational film Max for release on January 30, 2015.  Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, and Thomas Haden Church star in the story of a dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan who returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler’s family.
  • Finally, Sony has moved this summer’s comedy Sex Tape, starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, up a week to July 18th, away from Lucy and directly opposite Jupiter Ascending and The Purge: Anarchy.

New SEX TAPE Trailer Starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel

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Following up on the debut red band Sex Tape trailer, Sony has released a comparatively more chaste green band trailer.  Still raunchy enough, given the premise centers on a married couple (Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel) who films a sex tape to spice up their love life.  Their video is accidentally uploaded to “the cloud,” which sends the couple through a series of hijinks to prevent everyone they know—their son, her boss, the mailman, Rob Corddry—from seeing the video.

Ellie Kemper and Rob Lowe co-star in director Jake Kasdan‘s follow-up to Bad Teacher.  Sex Tape opens July 25.  Check out the Sex Tape trailer after the jump for a few new jokes.

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