New to Blu-ray: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER, 21 AND OVER, STOKER, and More

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Here’s a look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:

Weekend Box Office: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Tops Slow Weekend with $28 Million

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2013’s box office downturn stretched to its sixth frame this weekend, as Warner Brothers’ Jack the Giant Slayer failed to justify its giant pricetag. From 3,525 locations, the fairytale adaptation took in an estimated $28 million – more than its Friday estimate promised, but less than half of what The Lorax delivered at this time last year. The weekend’s other offerings fared little better though, in the case of The Last Exorcism Part II, a small opening was mitigated by an even smaller budget.

 Title Weekend Total
1.  Jack the Giant Slayer $28,010,000 $28
2.  Identity Thief $9,700,000 $107.4
3.  21 & Over $9,000,000 $9
4.  The Last Exorcism Part II $8,030,000 $8
5.  Snitch $7,700,000 $24.4
6.  Escape from Planet Earth $6,726,000 $43.2
7.  Safe Haven $6,300,000 $57
8.  Silver Linings Playbook $5,941,000 $115.5
9.  A Good Day to Die Hard $4,500,000 $59.6
10.  Dark Skies $3,556,000 $13.4

Friday Box Office: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER, 21 & OVER and THE LAST EXORCISM PART II All Disappoint

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Yikes! For anyone hoping that this weekend’s slate of new movies would pull the domestic box office out of its deadly tailspin, get used to disappointment. Three new titles opened wide on Friday (four, if you count the independent thriller Phantom), but each is looking like more of a dud than the last. With an estimated $7.7 million from 3,525 locations, the best that can be said of Warner Brothers’ pricey Jack the Giant Slayer is that it didn’t have to vie for first place with the month-old Identity Thief. Director Bryan Singer’s fantasy film is expected to stay on top this weekend with around $25 million, though that falls far short of the film’s reported $200 million pricetag. 21 & Over was in second place on Friday with an estimated $3.3 million from its 2,771 locations. At this point, $10 million is the most that the teen-party flick can hope to see through Sunday so… not quite the Project X redux that was promised. Finally, back in August 2010, The Last Exorcism became a surprise hit when it earned over $20 million on its debut frame. This weekend, The Last Exorcism Part II is expected to make just $8.5 million – less than its predecessor realized on its first day.  We’ll have complete details and the top ten tomorrow.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Jack the Giant Slayer $7,710,000 $7.7
2.  21 & Over $3,340,000 $3.3
3.  The Last Exorcism Part II $3,250,000 $3.2
4.  Identity Thief $2,700,000 $100.4
5.  Snitch $2,100,000 $18.8

New TV Spot, Poster, and Images for THE LAST EXORCISM PART II

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CBS Films has released a new TV spot, poster, and images for the upcoming horror sequel The Last Exorcism Part II.  Produced by Eli Roth, the story picks up where the 2010 first film left off, with Ashley Bell’s lead character unable to remember the events of the previous months.  While she begins the process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her rears its ugly head once more.  Hit the jump to satisfy all your final exorcism needs.  The Last Exorcism Part II opens on March 1st.

New Trailer for THE LAST EXORCISM PART II

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Just last week CBS Films released the first trailer for the upcoming sequel The Last Exorcism Part II, and now just a few days later another new trailer for the horror pic has landed online.  Produced by Eli Roth, the story picks up where the 2010 first film left off, with Ashley Bell’s lead character unable to remember the events of the previous months.  While she begins the process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her rears its ugly head once more.  This trailer is essentially a shorter version of that first trailer (ie. still not scary or interesting), but it does a better job of setting up Part II’s relation to the first film.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.  The Last Exorcism Part II opens on March 1st.

First Trailer and New Image for THE LAST EXORCISM PART II [Updated]

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CBS Films has released the first trailer for the horror sequel The Last Exorcism Part II.  Again produced by Eli Roth, the story picks up where the 2010 first film left off, with Ashley Bell’s lead character unable to remember the events of the previous months.  While she begins the process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her rears its ugly head once more.  I never saw the first movie so I have nothing to compare this to, but the trailer doesn’t exactly look very scary, unless you consider ominous stares and goofy hand gestures frightening.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The Last Exorcism Part II opens on March 1st. [Update: CBS Films has provided us with a new image from the film, which is included after the jump.]

New Posters for SNITCH, THE LAST EXORCISM PART II, PARKER, and MONSTERS UNIVERSITY [Updated]

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A few new posters for some upcoming releases have landed online.  Briefly:

  • Snitch – The first poster for director Ric Roman Waugh’s action-thriller puts Dwayne Johnson’s DEA informant character front and center.  The film opens on February 22nd.
  • The Last Exorcism Part II – I’m not exactly sure how a film with “last” in the title can have a sequel, but the first poster for the horror follow-up has some twisty fun with teasing the number 2.  The film opens on March 1st.
  • Parker – The final poster for the Jason Statham-led actioner highlight’s Statham’s gun-handling abilities and Jennifer Lopez’s, um, behind.  The film opens on January 25th.
  • Monsters University – A playful Spanish poster for Pixar’s upcoming sequel promises “a monstrous summer.”  The film opens in 3D on June 21st. [Update: Disney has asked us to remove the Monsters University poster because it was not cleared for online release.]

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

Release Dates for POPEYE, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, THE LAST EXORCISM 2, THE TO-DO LIST, TURKEYS, and SAFE HAVEN

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We have plenty of new release dates to pass along:

  • Sony Animation scheduled two Genndy Tartakovsky’s projects.  The 3D cartoon Popeye that Tartakovsky will direct hits theaters September 26, 2014.  The sequel to Tartakovsky’s Hotel Transylvania opens the following year on September 25, 2015.
  • Relativity scheduled fellow cartoon Turkeysfeaturing the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Dan Fogler—for a Thanksgiving release on November 14, 2014.
  • The Last Exorcism II: The Beginning of the End is dated for March 1, 2013.
  • The Aubrey Plaza comedy The To-Do List will move from Valentines Day next year to August 16, 2013.  Relativity took advantage of the open slot and moved the Nicholas Sparks adaptation Safe Haven from February 8 back to February 14, 2013.

Hit the jump for details on each project.

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