Melissa McCarthy Comedy ‘Life of the Party’ Hits Blu-Ray In August

Life of the Party, Melissa McCarthy’s latest comedy, hits Blu-ray and DVD August 7 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The picture continues McCarthy’s collaboration with husband Ben Falcone, who also directed the actress in Tammy and The Boss.

The story centers on a newly divorced mom (McCarthy) who, deciding it’s never to late to get an education, enrolls in college. Gillian Jacobs and Maya Rudolph co-star in the flick which was written by Falcone and McCarthy. Life of the Party took in $51 million at the domestic box office.

The Blu-ray comes with a plethora of featurettes (“’80s Party,” “Mom Sandwich,” “Line-O-Rama,” “Bill Hate-O-Rama,” “Gag Reel) and deleted scenes. The DVD version comes with the “’80s Party” segment.

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‘Ocean’s 8’ Dominates Box Office With $41 Million Weekend

Powered by an all-star cast, Ocean’s 8 captured the top spot at the box office with $41.8 million. Trailing a distant second was Solo: A Star Wars Story ($15.1 million). Here’s this weekend’s Top 10:

  1. Ocean’s 8Sandra Bullock and company have a solid weekend with a $41.8 million debut.
  2. Solo: A Star Wars Story – To date it’s made over $176 million domestically. It collects $15.1 million over the weekend.
  3. Deadpool 2 – It’s another strong outing for Deadpool 2 with a $13.6 million take.
  4. Hereditary – Great debut for horror flick as it amasses $13 million in revenue.
  5. Avengers: Infinity War – This Marvel flick continues to keep ticking with $6.8 million.
  6. Adrift Shailene Woodley flick collects $5 million.
  7. Book Club – Comedy takes in $4.2 million.
  8. Hotel Artemis – Action film misfires with $3.1 million debut.
  9. Upgrade – Good reviews can’t save this movie from a poor box office showing ($2.2 million).
  10. Life of the Party Melissa McCarthy comedy rakes in $2.1 million.

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Retains Box Office Crown With $29.2 Million Weekend

Solo: A Star Wars Story was #1 at the box office once again with $29.2 million, with Deadpool 2 coming in a close second with $254 million. Even with its top status, Solo: A Star Wars Story has under performed (relative to previous Star Wars installments) with its current domestic take of $148 million. This weekend’s top 10:

  1. Solo: A Star Wars Story – It’s a solid film but for some reason it just didn’t light the box office world on fire. $29.2 million.
  2. Deadpool 2 – It makes $23.3 million and proves the franchise continues to do brisk business.
  3. Adrift Shailene Woodley flick debuts with $11.5 million.
  4. Avengers: Infinity War – Feature has collected over $642 million domestically. It takes in $10.3 million this weekend.
  5. Book ClubJane Fonda/Diane Keaton comedy makes $6.8 million.
  6. Upgrade – Action thriller has a weak debut with $4.4 million.
  7. Life of the PartyMelissa McCarthy comedy collects $3.4 million.
  8. Breaking InGabrielle Union thriller, which has made over $41 million domestically, makes $2.8 million.
  9. Action Point – Comedy makes $2.3 million.
  10. Overboard – Remake of the Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell film makes $1.97 million.

 

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Is Box Office Champ With $83 Million Debut

Box Office numbers through Sunday places Solo: A Star Wars Story as the clear #1 with an $83.3 million debut, followed by Deadpool 2 with $42.7 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:

  1. Solo: A Star Wars Story – Thought made $83.3 million, its international numbers at just $65 million are disappointing. Good word of mouth will hopefully keep this movie on solid ground in the coming weeks.
  2. Deadpool 2 – In just two weeks it’s made over $207 million domestically. This weekend, it takes in $42.7 million.
  3. Avengers: Infinity War – Comic book juggernaut collects $16.4 million.
  4. Book Club – Comedy makes $9.4 million
  5. Life of the PartyMelissa McCarthy comedy has underperformed. It takes in $5.1 million and is barely cracking $40 million domestically.
  6. Breaking In Gabrielle Union flick earns $5.1 million.
  7. Show Dogs – Canine feature makes $3.1 million
  8. Overboard – Remake collects $3 million.
  9. A Quiet Place John Krasinski directed thriller is still ticking with $2.2 million.
  10. RBG – It’s rare for a documentary to crack the top ten, and this project is one of this year’s box office surprises. $1.1 million.

 

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How Melissa McCarthy & Her Husband Got The ‘Party’ Started

Life of the Party is Melissa McCarthy’s new movie. Not only does she star in it, she co-wrote it with the movie’s director (and her husband), Ben Falcone. When we spoke to McCarthy, she told us the character originated in a different script they’d written years ago, but it took a rewrite to bring Molly to “Life.” (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa McCarthy)


Life of the Party is now playing in theaters.

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