Producer Adam Shankman Talks STEP UP REVOLUTION Blu-ray/DVD, Future STEP UP Movies, Directing GLEE’s Upcoming Christmas Episode, and More

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Step Up Revolution, the fourth installment of the wildly popular Step Up dance franchise, is now available on 3D Blu-ray and DVD.  With themes of love, injustice, hope and family, this time the story is set in Miami and features a cast that stages cutting-edge flash mobs meant to really the locals to protest against planned commercial development that would destroy their homes and businesses.  The film stars Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha Gabriel, Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Peter Gallagher.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Adam Shankman – who produces the Step Up films with his sister, Jennifer Gibgot – talked about the over two hours of exclusive and behind-the-scenes bonus features, why the Step Up films have been so successful, how it’s more difficult to teach actors to dance than it is to teach dancers to act, the challenge of finding directors for each film who have their own passion and enthusiasm for the art of dance, and that it’s likely there will continue to be more films in the franchise.  He also talked about what fans can expect from the Glee Christmas episode he directed (in which he says Kurt and Blaine will sing together and share a lovely moment), what led him to part ways with This is Where I Leave You which he was scheduled to direct, that he hasn’t locked down his next project yet, and why he’s totally addicted to directing.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

New to Blu-ray: MEN IN BLACK 3, PARANORMAN, LAWLESS, and More

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This week on Blu-ray a number of 2012 titles hit home video in the absence of older films.  Briefly:

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Weekend Box Office – THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Stays on Top with $64 Million as New Releases Stumble

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Reports that audiences were afraid to see The Dark Knight Rises on the weekend after the Aurora tragedy turned out to be not so true. Yes, the film had a steeper than usual drop on Friday but then rebounded nicely; taking first place with an estimated $64 million. It must have been the week’s two new releases that people were ‘hesitant’ to see. Neither The Watch nor Step Up Revolution made it out of the low teens on their opening frame.

Title Weekend Total
1. The Dark Knight Rises $64,075,000 $289
3. Ice Age 4 $13,300,000 $114.8
3. The Watch $13,000,000 $13
4. Step Up Revolution $11,800,000 $11.8
5. Ted $7,400,000 $193.6
6. The Amazing Spider-Man $6,800,000 $242
7. Brave $4,327,000 $217.2
8. Magic Mike $2,580,000 $107.5
9. Savages $1,800,000 $43.9
10. Madea’s Witness Protection $1,320,000 $62.7

Friday Box Office – THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Leads; THE WATCH and STEP UP REVOLUTION Underwhlem

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No one was particularly interested in counting box office receipts last weekend. In fact, out of respect for the victims of the Aurora shooting, Warner Brothers and the other major studios decided not to release earnings for The Dark Knight Rises (or any other current release) until Monday. By now we know that The Dark Knight Rises made $75.7 million on its opening day (including $30.6 from midnight screenings) and $160.8 million through Sunday. One week later, the final installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy saw a steep decline – down 76% with Friday’s estimate of $18 million from 4,404 locations. By comparison, 2008’s The Dark Knight was off 65.5% on its own second Friday. Projections have TDKR earning about $58 million this weekend, a number that would bring the film’s worldwide total close to $450 million. Meanwhile, the weekend’s new releases struggled. Fox’s ensemble comedy The Watch took in an estimated $4.5 million from 3,168 locations and Summit’s 3D Step Up Revolution garnered $4.85 million – in 600 fewer runs. Check back tomorrow for more details.

Title Friday Total
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The Dark Knight Rises $18,050,000 $243
2. Step Up Revolution $4,850,000 $4.85
3. The Watch $4,500,000 $4.5
4. Ice Age 4 $4,000,000 $105.5
5. Ted $2,200,000 $188.4

Director Adam Shankman Talks ROCK OF AGES, STEP UP: REVOLUTION, and THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

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In the feature film adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages, small town girl Sherrie (Julianne Hough) and city boy Drew (Diego Boneta) meet on the Sunset Strip in 1987, in pursuit of their Hollywood dreams. With the hits of Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister and so many more, to help tell the story, their rock ‘n’ roll romance hits its fair share of speed bumps on the road to fame.

At the film’s press day, director Adam Shankman talked about why he wanted Tom Cruise to play rock god Stacee Jaxx in the film, Cruise’s initial reaction when he was approached with the idea, why he cut out the lap dance scene with Cruise and Julianne Hough, how Mary J. Blige came to be in the film (after the initial suggestion of Whitney Houston), the process of narrowing the songs down, and what the baboon was like to work with. He also talked about how Step Up: Revolution will be taking things to a whole new level, and that his next film will be This is Where I Leave You, based on the novel of the same name. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Poster Round-Up: FRANKENWEENIE, MAGIC MIKE, STEP UP REVOLUTION and KLOWN

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It’s another poster round-up and do we have an odd assortment to choose from today.  Here they are at a glance:

  • Tim Burton’s animated Frankenweenie features a boy scientist who resurrects his canine companion, Sparky.  Starring Charlie Tahan, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short, Frankenweenie opens October 5th.
  • Magic Mike tells the true life story of what it’s like to be a male stripper.  Starring Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer and Matt Bomer, Magic Mike opens June 29th.
  • Step Up Revolution is the fourth installment in the franchise and stars Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman and Adam G. Sevani.  The Scott Speer-directed dance-off drops July 27th.
  • Danish import comedy, Klown, tells the hilarious tale of a male-bonding road trip gone awry.  The Mikkel Norgaard-directed comedy stars Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen and Marcuz Jess Petersen.

Hit the jump to see the posters.

Over 40 Posters and Displays from CinemaCon 2012 Including SKYFALL, THE HOST, LOOPER, DARK SHADOWS, SINISTER, More

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While walking around at this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, I’ve been taking tons of pictures of all the posters/banners/theater standees that have been on display.  For those unaware, CinemaCon is a convention put on for theater owners in order to get a look at what the studios have to offer for the rest of the year, and where vendors can show new products for theaters to buy.  It’s basically Comic-Con for theater owners.  Besides showing off never before seen footage, the studios often bring the cast and the filmmakers.  Over the course of a few days, Hollywood comes to Las Vegas.

While a lot of the banners are just logos, I think they’re still worth checking out.  Also, it’s important to note that the posters/displays change during the week so you never know when something cool will premiere.  Hit the jump for posters/banners for a ton of movies including James Bond Skyfall, Dark Shadows, Moonrise Kingdom, Sparkle, That’s My Boy, Sinister, The Amazing Spider-Man, House at the End of the Street, The Host, Battleship, Looper, Step Up Revolution, Ted, Sinister, Here Comes the Boom, and so many more.

First Trailer and Poster for STEP UP REVOLUTION

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The first trailer and poster for Step Up Revolution have gone online. For the fourth entry in the Step Up franchise, the series is taking on flash mobs because of course they are. I’ll admit I’ve never seen any of the Step Up films, but they appear to be made for a very specific audience. If you like watching people dance to music for an hour and a half, then you’re probably a fan of the series. If not, I highly doubt Step Up Revolution is going to change your mind.

Hit the jump to check out the dance-filled trailer and poster. The film stars Peter Gallagher, Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman and Stephen Boss. Step Up Revolution opens on July 27th.

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