Baby Mama, the feature filmdebut from 30 Rock's Tina Fey, leads off this week's DVDTuesday. Also debuting today: the martial arts epic The ForbiddenKingdom, featuring the first-ever pairing of Hong Kong action legendsJet Li and Jackie Chan; the straight-to-video American Pieclone Foreign Exchange; and Tarsem Singh's sprawling adventure fantasyThe Fall.
Our DVD pick for the week is the 10th AnniversaryEdition of The Big Lebowski. Celebrate the upcomingrelease of the Coen Brothers' new comedy Burn After Readingby immersing yourself in the colorful world of The Dude. Posted 09.09.08 by reelz
The Tina Fey/Amy Poehler odd couple comedy Baby Mama took first place at the box office, raking in $18.3 million in its opening weekend. Coming in second was the stoner comedy Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, which earned a respectable $14.6 million in its debut. The Jet Li/Jackie Chan martial arts fantasy The Forbidden Kingdom placed third with an $11.2 million tally, followed closely by full-frontal romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall's $11 million gross. Rounding out the top five was the adventure fantasy Nim's Island, which earned $4.5 million in its fourth week in release.
Source: boxofficemojo.com Posted 04.28.08 by reelz
The box office got a much needed shot of adrenaline this weekend as two fan favorites battled it out for tops. In the end, the combo of Jackie Chan and Jet Li in the family-friendly PG-13 Forbidden Kingdom proved too much for the latest gross out comedy from the Apatow gag, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Kingdom ended up with a $20.8 million take while Sarah Marshall took in $17.3 mil. Last weekend's top flick, Prom Night, took the third spot with $9.1 million while the weekend's other major new release, the critically lambasted Al Pacino starrer 88 Minutes, made $6.8 million for fourth place. Posted 04.21.08 by reelz
Forbidden Kingdom opens this weekend, finally pairing Jackie Chan and Jet Li on screen at long last. And when you have two martial arts legends of this caliber on screen at the same time, you need someone pretty commanding as the villain in order to be believable.
That role went to Collin Chou as the villainous Jade War Lord. Chou has worked with Chan and Li before seperately and now he more than holds his own with these two larger-than-life legends in the same movie. In fact, Chou thinks he might even fare pretty well in a real life fith with Jackie or Jet.
Check out that story and more in our exclusive Colin Chou interview. Posted 04.18.08 by reelz