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Ben Stiller Greg Focker · Owen Wilson Kevin Rawley · Dustin Hoffman Bernie Focker · Barbra Streisand Roz Focker · Blythe Danner Dina Byrnes. Cast & Crew. Jack Byrnes Robert De Niro. Greg Focker Ben Stiller. Bernie Focker Dustin Hoffman. Rozalin Focker Barbra Streisand. Dina Byrnes Blythe Danner. Cast · Crew · Details · Genres I wasn't the biggest fan of "Meet the Parents", so I faced the prospect of One is that the addition of Dustin Hoffman as Bernie Focker is one of the greatest comedy franchise cast additions of all-time, and All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.
DVD Releases for April 19, April 18th, Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases, classics and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. This week's selections are not as strong as last week, which is good since I still have more than three dozen DVDs sets I haven't had time to watch yet, more than 6 dozen if you count individual DVDs.
On the other hand, the film flopped in Slovakia where it missed the top ten in its debut.
MEET THE PARENTS/MEET THE FOCKERS Blu-ray Review
The film's biggest opening of the weekend came from the U. The film was also first place in Scandinavia, but exact numbers are currently unavailable. It should be pointed out that horror films do particularly well in Spain, so this result is not unexpected. The film opened in only one market, New Zealand, which is strange since the film has been playing in Australia since Christmas.
Like Canada and the U. Add in strong holdovers in the U. Fockers are Fabulous February 9th, A higher than expected opening in Spain and a lower than expected decline in the U. Its most prolific market continues to be the U. That figure was also more than 8 times the second place filmand more than half the market's total box office.
I Guess that Snowstorm Really did Hurt the Box Office January 31st, January ended on an amazing note, with most of the top five beating expectations. This led to huge increases of But there is some bad news. Firstly, last weekend the box office was pushed down because of the snowstorm and secondly, last year the box office was pushed down because of the Super Bowl. Under the Weather January 24th, A massive snowstorm hit the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and New England over the weekend, and while we're usually skeptical about the effects weather patterns have on the box office, this was a particularly widespread storm.
Even so, it alone cannot explain the Comparing this weekend to last year we see a much smaller 3. With most of the awards going to smaller films, the awards probably won't have any impact on the top five. In fact, there probably won't be any change at the top spot and only one change in the top five. Alexander Reigns over International Audiences January 19th, After a massive opening last week in Spain, Alexander took top spot on the international charts thanks to a strong opening in Italy, Brazil and Hong Kong.
In spite of this, two things should be kept in mind. First, it is much too early in the year for those comparisons to be truly meaningful.
Second, started off very slowly, and didn't pick up until late February. So the comparison is tilted in 's favor. Martin Luther King Day Delay January 17th, Much of the country is celebrating the life of the civil rights leader, which will lead to a one day delay in the weekend wrap-up, but shouldn't affect any of the other columns this week. Real Race for the Top January 14th, With three new films opening and two others expanding into wide release, there is a lot of competition for top spot.
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However, no film is standing out as the obvious choice for top spot, which makes for an exciting weekend. In fact, given the average reviews the race for top spot could be more entertaining than most of the movies in question.
Fockers Still the Biggest Draw, But Stripes in the Race January 14th, Meet the Fockers continues as the most widely distributed movie this weekend, adding 25 theaters to reach a healthy 3, locations. In spite of big expansions for In Good Company to 1, theaters and House of Flying Daggers to 1,two movies have significant openings. Twelve Takes Top Spot January 12th, The race for first in the international marketplace continued to be close with three films within a couple million of each other.
The heist film did open well in several markets, which mostly balances out severe drop-offs due to the post-holiday.
This despite the one new release beating all expectations.
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When the stakes are raised, they rise to the challenge. This allows the comedy to easily and freely flow. You really get the sense every person in the cast is who they say they are.
I attribute the reason for this to director Jay Roach. He nicely kept the final product grounded within its context. He did the same thing with the Austin Powers franchise. No matter what happens in Meet The Parents that would sound ridiculous in any other context or if you said it yourself, the audience never becomes aware of it. Meet the Fockers did two things infour years after its predecessor: Fockers wanted to expand the family of the franchise and raise the wackiness across the board.
Barbara Streisand and Dustin Hoffman are delightful additions to the cast of this film. It was a successful move to bring in bigger names to match the other side of the spectrum we already knew, Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro. I think the biggest problem with this movie, if you have any real problem with it, is in its vertical growth. In Meet the Fockers, you now have a retired C. Many other directors, perhaps young ones, would not have allowed that to pass. They may consider this movie a lost opportunity in that respect.
Coincidentally enough, these Blu-rays were released not too long before the theatrical release of Little Fockers. They were obviously released to coincide with it.
That said, Parents comes loaded with additional features. Spotlight On Location hands you a standard behind-the-scenes look at production. Deleted Scenes and Outtakes are self-explanatory. The Truth About Lying educates you about how a polygraph really works.