Own 22 Digital Movies for Under $5 Each in HD, $4 Each in SD Including DARK KNIGHT, 300, MATRIX, GOONIES, and More

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Today only, Amazon is offering 22 movies you can download to own for $5 each in HD, and $4 each in SD.  Per Amazon, “Purchased videos will be stored in Your Video Library where you can access them whenever you want; watch on your PC, Kindle Fire, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or more than 300 HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top devices.”  Hit the jump for the list of films (which includes titles such as The Dark Knight, Casablanca, The Goonies, 300, The Town, The Departed, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Matrix) or click here for the full list on Amazon.

Weekend Box Office – BREAKING DAWN PART 1 Makes it Three in a Row with $16.9 Million

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After two weeks spent chasing the superior numbers of New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has finally achieved something that its predecessor could not: three weeks in a row on top of the domestic box office.

Title Weekend Total
1 Breaking Dawn Part 1 $16,900,000 $247.2
2 The Muppets $11,200,000 $56.4
3 Hugo $7,625,000 $25.1
4 Arthur Christmas $7,350,000 $25.2
5 Happy Feet $6,000,000 $51.7
6 Jack and Jill $5,500,000 $64.3
7 The Descendants $5,200,000 $18
8 Immortals $4,394,000 $75.5
9 Tower Heist $4,134,000 $70.7
10 Puss In Boots $3,050,000 $139.5

Thanksgiving Top 5: Football Movies

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Once you’ve gorged yourself on potatoes and pie, and the turkey coma begins setting in, the last thing you want to do is go outside and toss the pigskin around with Junior. Why exercise when there’s plenty of football to just watch on TV? It’s the American way! But if you’re not interested in watching the perennial Lions and Cowboys matchups, perhaps a football-themed movie will do instead. “But there’re so many to choose from and my brain is full of stuffing!” you say. Never fear! We’ve done all the grunt work for you. What follows is the five best movies ever to grace the gridiron. Hit the jump to check out the Collider Thanksgiving Top 5 Football Movies. Down, set, hike! If you missed any of our previous “Thanksgiving Top 5″ articles, click here.

Weekend Box Office – THE LION KING 3D Keeps Its Crown; MONEYBALL Slides to Second with $20.6 Million

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Once again, it looks like I was foolish to bet on Moneyball.  Blinded by the strong opening day of this long-time underdog, I completely forgot that last weekend’s champ would have a home field advantage on Saturday.  The final score put The Lion King 3D back on top and added another $22.1 million to the re-release’s lifetime stats.  Moneyball had to settle for second, though the estimates between it and the week’s newest family film, Dolphin Tale, are close enough that the baseball flick could conceivably fall to third by Monday.

Title Weekend Total
1 The Lion King 3D $22,100,000 $61.6
2 Moneyball $20,600,000 $20.6
3 Dolphin Tale $20,300,000 $20.3
4 Abduction $11,200,000 $11.2
5 Killer Elite $9,500,000 $9.5
6 Contagion $8,565,000 $57.1
7 Drive $5,771,000 $21.4
8 The Help $4,400,000 $154.4
9 Straw Dogs $2,100,000 $8.8
10 I Don’t Know How She Does It $2,053,000 $8

Weekend Box Office – HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 1 Holds Off TANGLED For First Place Over Five Day Holiday

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For the second weekend in a row Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 heads the weekend box office, taking in an estimated $76.3 million over five days and bringing its ten day domestic total to $220.4 million.  Potter was not the only family film that enchanted over the Thanksgiving holiday: Disney’s Tangled pulled in an estimated $69 million in its five day start, besting many predictions.  Meanwhile, debuts aimed at the adult audience gave new meaning to the term ‘turkey trot.’ Burlesque, Love & Other Drugs and Faster all failed to pass $20 million after five days. Nevertheless, this was the second-highest grossing Thanksgiving on record after Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Blind Side took 2009.

Title Weekend 5-day Total
1 Harry Potter 7A $50.4 $76.3 $220.4
2 Tangled $49 $69 $69
3 Megamind $12.8 $17.3 $130.4
4 Burlesque $11.8 $17.2 $17.2
5 Unstoppable $11.7 $16 $60.7
6 Love & Other Drugs $9.8 $14 $14
7 Faster $8.7 $12.2 $12.2
8 Due Date $7.3 $10.2 $85
9 The Next Three Days $4.8 $7.8 $14.5
10 Morning Glory $4 $5.9 $26.4

THE BLIND SIDE Director John Lee Hancock Graduates to College Football with AMC Series THE WRECK

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The surprise success of The Blind Side last year ($256 million domestic, y’all!) launched Bullock into a whole new stratosphere, but what about writer/director John Lee Hancock?  Surely he deserves some credit for the elevation of the subject material, anchored securely in the often clichéd inspirational sports genre (especially after he accomplished a similar feat in the 2002 baseball tale The Rookie).  Well AMC, notably fraught with credibility right now, noticed.  The cable network is looking to add the college football series The Wreck to its development slate, with Hancock as executive producer.  More after the jump:

THE BLIND SIDE Blu-ray Review

by     Posted 4 years, 258 days ago

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What is there to say that hasn’t already been said about The Blind Side? With its surprising $255 million domestic box office gross and best actress Oscar for star Sandra Bullock there’s surely no one who reads this site who needs to be sold on the movie. Whether you love it or hate it, you respect it for what it is: A well-made version of a story worth telling that does nothing extraordinary, but does everything well enough to open itself to a massive audience of women, sports fans and more. The Blu-ray does this blockbuster justice and then some with fantastic and insightful special features. It’s a real treat, even for non-fans. Read more after the jump.

Danny Trejo Provides an Assist to NBA Player Paul Millsap’s AMBITION

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Hollywood tough guy Danny Trejo has optioned the rights to a film centered on NBA player Paul Millsap. Tentatively titled Ambition, Deadline reports that the film will focus on Millsap’s relationship with his uncle/mentor and current agent, DeAngelo Simmons and their efforts to get Millsap into the National Basketball Association. Selected in the second round of the 2006 NBA draft, Millsap is currently a 6th man type player for the Utah Jazz, coming off the bench and doing the dirty work on the hardwood. In his four seasons with the Jazz, Paul Millsap has averaged nearly 24 minutes, 10 points and 6 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz are currently vying for playoff seeding in the highly competitive Western Conference. Not that this will happen (because the LeBron Jameses will be NBA champions this season), but if by some divine intervention the Utah Jazz win an NBA title this season, wouldn’t that be a great way to end Millsap’s movie? As Deadline reported, this film could have a similar feel to the recently released The Blind Side. I hope Danny Trejo strong arms Sandra Bullock into playing Millsap’s uncle/mentor, gender and race be damned.

Sandra Bullock Shows Up to Accept Razzie: Could She Be First Double-Dipper?

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Sandra Bullock’s Razzie for worst actress in All About Steve (and as one half of the worst screen couple with Bradley Cooper) may have been well-deserved (I can’t confirm or deny that), but no one can  deny that she took it with the right spirit.

In a surprise move, Bullock not only showed up to accept the dubious honor Saturday night, but also chided the audience, saying, “”Something tells me you all didn’t watch the film, I thought no one went to see this film, but I know that there are more than 700 members here. That means that the majority of the 700 cast their vote, so that means 352 …?” She brought a wagon full of All About Steve DVDS on stage with her and challenged voters to watch it, saying she would return next year to give back her Razzie if they change their minds.

Nothing but class there, and if Bullock prevails at tonight’s Oscars for her performance in The Blind Side, which she’s at least slightly favored to do, she would become the first person to win an Oscar and a Razzie in the same year, Personally, I’d like the award to go to Carey Mulligan for An Education, but that would certainly be a fun precedent. Hit the jump for a full list of the Razzie winners, three special all-decade winners, and video of Sandra Bullock accepting her Award.

2010 Oscar Nominations Announced; AVATAR and THE HURT LOCKER Lead with 9 Noms Each

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Despite opening up the Best Picture race from five nominations to ten, this morning’s announcement of the 2010 Oscar nominations hardly had any surprises.  When the biggest shocker comes from the widely-unseen The Secret of Kells being nominated for Best Animated Feature, then the prediction system worked as it should.  That’s not to say that there’s nothing to be happy or disappointed about.  It’s just that with no surprises, that happiness or disappointment has probably been felt well in advance.  Personally, I’m jazzed that District 9 picked up a Best Picture nomination and I’m really bummed that Peter Capaldi wasn’t nominated for Best Supporting Actor for In the Loop.

But the race between Avatar and The Hurt Locker remains close.  Each film picked up nine nominations and so there’s no clear favorite to win the award.  Right now, Hurt Locker would seem to have a slight edge with its victories from both the Producers Guild and the Directors Guild.  But Avatar‘s box office numbers contribute to its status as does the mainstream acclaim for the film.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of nominees.  The winners will be announced at the 82nd Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7th at 8pm EST on ABC.

Weekend Box Office – AVATAR Edges Out SHERLOCK HOLMES On the Biggest Christmas Weekend Ever!

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The biggest movie of all time (in scope if not yet in grosses) has now led to the biggest weekend of all time at the box office. James Cameron’s 3D Avatar pulled ahead of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes on Saturday, claiming a second weekend at number one with an estimated $75 million from its 3,456 theatres. But there were plenty of good tidings to go around. With estimated ticket sales topping $278 million all-told, the last weekend in December turned out to be both the biggest Christmas on record and the biggest weekend of all time, surpassing that fabled frame of July 18, 2008 when The Dark Knight ruled.

Title Weekend Total
1 Avatar $75,000,000 $212.2
2 Sherlock Holmes $65,380,000 $65.4
3 Alvin & the Chipmunks 2 $50,200,000 $77.1
4 It’s Complicated $22,100,000 $22.1
5 Up in the Air $11,755,000 $24.5
6 The Blind Side $11,300,000 $184.3
7 The Princess & the Frog $8,683,000 $63.3
8 Nine $5,500,000 $5.9
9 Did You Hear About the Morgans? $5,000,000 $15.5
10 Invictus $4,390,000 $23.3

Hollywood Tops $10 Billion for First Time in 2009

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With Avatar the reigning champ and Sherlock Holmes still to come, Hollywood crossed the $10 billion line for the first time in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for 2009.  Through Sunday, the total stood just $36 million short of crossing the $10 billion line, according to tracking firm Hollywood Box Office, and was set to plow across it Tuesday night.

The year’s top box office attractions were Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and with hits like Harry Potter and The Hangover, Warner Bros. was the North American box office champ among studios.  And with both Robert Downey Jr.’s take on Sherlock Holmes and the return of those rascally rodents in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel coming in time for Christmas, the final take is expected to top $10.4 billion.

Hit the jump for a list of the top 20 domestic box office hits of 2009.

Weekend Box Office – $25 Million for Disney’s THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

by     Posted 5 years, 9 days ago


After two weeks of sold-out shows in New York and LA, Disney sent The Princess and the Frog out to multiplexes nationwide this weekend. It’s been over ten years since little girls had a new Disney Princess to coo over and weeks since an all-ages family film graced a movie marquee, which is why it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Princess replaced The Blind Side as the number one film domestically. What is a bit surprising, to me at least, is how average the estimated grosses for Disney’s much-hyped feature turned out to be.

Title Weekend Total
1 Princess & the Frog $25,000,000 $27.8
2 The Blind Side $15,450,000 $150.2
3 Invictus $9,085,000 $9
4 New Moon $8,000,000 $267.3
5 A Christmas Carol $6,871,000 $124.4
6 Brothers $5,000,000 $17.4
7 2012 $4,400,000 $155.3
8 Old Dogs $4,396,000 $39.9
9 Armored $3,500,000 $11.7
10 Ninja Assassin $2,710,000 $34.3

Friday Box Office – THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG Conjures Up $7 Million

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After months of hype and controversy, Disney Animation introduced America to its newest princess on Friday with The Princess and the Frog. Personally, I never thought that casting the first amphibian in an animated Disney feature was particularly noteworthy – but perhaps I’m missing the broader strokes of the story. In her first day on 3,434 screens, the lovely green-hued Princess Tiana brought in an estimated $7 million to knock The Blind Side out of first place. That figure was only a bit under the debut of Mulan, Disney’s last fairy-tale princess, which went on to make $22.7 million in its debut weekend back in 1998. Weekend matinees should help The Princess and the Frog to top that figure.  If not, get ready to read a lot of angry pro-frog blog posts on Monday morning. In less contentious news, Clint Eastwood’s Invictus got off to a decent start with $2.9 million from 2,125 theatres. Nothing controversial about a movie set in apartheid-era South Africa, after all.

Title Friday Total
1 The Princess and the Frog $7,000,000 $9.8
2 The Blind Side $4,700,000 $139.5
3 Invictus $2,900,000 $2.9
4 New Moon $2,400,000 $261.8
5 A Christmas Carol $1,700,000 $119.3

Weekend Box Office – THE BLIND SIDE Scores Another $20.4 Million

by     Posted 5 years, 16 days ago

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After two weeks of solid second-place finishes, Alcon Entertainment’s The Blind Side posted its first number one win this weekend, taking the lead with an estimated $20.4 million from its 3,326 locations. After two weeks of steroid-pumped box office dominance New Moon could not catch up – closing its third weekend with another $15.7 million domestically. All in all it was kind of a dull weekend, with new releases failing to drum up much interest. But that is all about to change with the official start of the holiday movie season next weekend. Let’s just call this week the calm before the storm.

Title Weekend Total
1 The Blind Side $20,440,000 $129.2
2 New Moon $15,700,000 $255.6
3 Brothers $9,700,000 $9.7
4 A Christmas Carol $7,520,000 $115
5 Old Dogs $6,900,000 $33.9
6 Armored $6,600,000 $6.6
7 2012 $6,600,000 $148.7
8 Ninja Assassin $5,030,00 $29.7
9 Planet 51 $4,300,000 $33.9
10 Everybody’s Fine $4,000,000 $4

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