Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3, The #1-Selling Blu-Ray And DVD

"Toy Story 3"

"Toy Story 3"

“Toy Story 3″ The #1-Selling Blu-Ray And DVD. “Toy Story 3,” the #1 animated film of the year and world-wide, proved to be a “Toy” audiences want to play with again and again, coming in at #1 on DVD, Blu-ray and rentals after its first week in stores. “Toy Story 3” was released on DVD, 2-disc Blu-ray, and Blu-ray and DVD combo pack. The combo pack includes a Blu-ray copy of the film, a second Blu-ray of bonus features, a DVD film copy, and a digital copy for online and handheld use. “Toy Story 3” includes over six hours of special features, including commentaries, production featurettes, publicity materials, games, the “Day & Night” theatrical short, and more. The trilogy (so far) that began in 1995 with Toy Story, the first fully-computer-animated feature film, continued with Toy Story 2 in 1999, its equally breathtaking followup, now completes itself (for the time being) with Toy Story 3. In the latest adventure for the talking toys, their owner, Andy, goes off to college, seemingly having outgrown Woody, Buzz, and the gang, who are then (with the exception of Woody, who is college bound) donated to the Sunnyside day-care center, where predatory preschoolers manhandle toys like nobody’s business, placing our heroes in real jeopardy, and where some of the seemingly innocuous playthings are, when there are no people around, very much other than what they seem. The director, Lee Unkrich — who served as the editor of Toy Story and co-directed Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo — works from a screenplay by Michael Arndt, Oscar-winning scenarist of Little Miss Sunshine. Arndt’s script may be the film’s ultimate stroke of genius because it’s not afraid to go dark, exploring as it does mortality and change and fear of abandonment and the emotional toll on beloved creatures who no longer feel loved. As hilarious as it is heartwarming, this Toy Story, as before, generates both big laughs and earned tears, aimed as squarely at grownups — especially empty nesters — as it is at kids. Everything works like gangbusters, first and foremost the story itself, which is nuanced and layered and thought-provoking. According to Nielsen VideoScan, “Toy Story 3,” was the top-selling Blu-ray and DVD title for the week ending November 7th. It also made its best Blu-ray showing yet, with 33% of its sales coming from the high-definition format. It’s Blu-ray showing is a record for an animated title released day-and-date with a DVD. That’s 9% higher than when “Up” was released on both formats last year. Overall packaged media sales came in at $236.78 million, over 20% from last year during the same date. Blu-ray sales were up a whopping 72.25% from last year, earning $48.33 million.

Home Improvement, Tim Allen Planning To Return To TV

Home Improvement, Tim Allen Planning To Return To TV

Home Improvement, Tim Allen Planning To Return To TV

Tim Allen Planning To Return To TV. Tim Allen is said to be planning a return to the small screen. Eleven years after his hit sitcom “Home Improvement” said goodbye to the airwaves, the 57-year-old actor is now reportedly in talks to return to primetime. Multiple sources told us that Allen is poised to return to prime time, but he is still looking for the right project. He is said to be taking “a few select meetings” with writer-producers, one of whom may include Greg Daniels of “Parks & Recreation” and “The Office.”    Fans may see his comeback in fall 2011 if everything falls into place.  Allen’s highly successful ABC series, “Home Improvement,” lasted for eight seasons from 1991 to 1999. After his TV stint, he has starred in film features, including “The Shaggy Dog,” “The Santa Clause,” and “Wild Hogs.” He also recently lent his voice as Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story 3.”

“Despicable Me” Rules Weekend Box Office

"Despicable Me" Rules Weekend Box Office

"Despicable Me" Rules Weekend Box Office

“Despicable Me” Rules Weekend Box Office.  ”Despicable Me” has upset the weeks-long reign of “Eclipse” at the top. The Steve Carell-led animated film debuted at 1st place at the weekend box office with $60.1 million, edging the vampire romance flick to 2nd place. Although “Eclipse” is down almost 50 percent ticket sales from last week, it was able to surpass predecessor “New Moon” in domestic sales, with $237 million compared to the latter’s $235 million.Another newcomer is the rebooted sci-fi flick “Predators,” with amassed $25.3 million.  Meanwhile, the critically panned “The Last Airbender” slid down to 5th with $17.2 million.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office (by boxofficemojo.com):

1.”Despicable Me” – $60.1 million
2.”The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” – $33.4 million
3.”Predators” – $25.3 million
4.”Toy Story 3″ – $22 million
5.”The Last Airbender” – $17.2 million
6.”Grown Ups” – $16.4 million
7.”Knight & Day” – $7.9 million
8.”The Karate Kid” – $5.7 million
9.”The A-Team” – $1.8 million
10.”Cyrus” – $1.4 million

“Toy Story 3″ Guards Top Spot; “Grown Ups” Take 2nd Place

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3″ Guards Top Spot; “Grown Ups” Take 2nd Place. The “Grown Ups” are no match for Woody and Buzz. Adam Sandler’s comedy debuted at second place with $41 million, leaving “Toy Story 3″ the undisputed winner of the three-day weekend box office with $59 million. Although the Disney-Pixar feature film was 46.5 percent down, it still managed to guard the top spot from newcomers “Grown Ups” and “Knight & Day.” “Grown Ups” – starring an all-star cast: Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph – took second place, while the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz-starrer was at third with $20.5 million. The “Karate Kid” and “The A-Team” round up the top 5.
The weekend box office top ten (by boxofficemojo.com):

1.”Toy Story 3″ – $59 million
2.”Grown Ups” – $41 million
3.”Knight & Day” – $20.5 million
4.”The Karate Kid” – $15.4 million
5.”The A-Team” – $6 million
6.”Get Him to the Greek” – $3 million
7.”Shrek Forever After” – $2.9 million
8.”Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” – $2.8 million
9.”Killers” – $2 million
10.”Jonah Hex” – $1.6 million

Buzz and Woody are still the kings of the toy box.

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Buzz and Woody are still the kings of the toy box. “Toy Story 3″ has opened at first place with a whopping $109 million gross, while another newcomer “Jonah Hex” had a dismal opening with $5 million. The Disney-Pixar film, the third in the successful franchise, debuted during the three-day weekend at the top spot, beating last week’s number one “The Karate Kid,” which was bumped to second place  While the 3D animated film is celebrating its box office win, it’s bad news for Josh Brolin and Megan Fox, whose “Jonah Hex” finished at eighth place with just $5 million. Rounding up the top five are “The A-Team,” “Get Him to the Greek,” and “Shrek Forever.” The weekend box office top 10 (as per Box Office Mojo):
1.”Toy Story 3″ – $109 million
2.”The Karate Kid” – $29 million
3.”The A-Team” – $13.8 million
4.”Get Him to the Greek” – $6.1 million
5.”Shrek Forever After” – $5.5 million
6.”Prince of Persia : The Sands of Time” – $5.3 million
7.”Killers” – $5.1 million
8.”Jonah Hex” – $5 million
9.”Iron Man 2″ – $2.7 million
10.”Marmaduke” – $2.7 million

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