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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Solo: A Star Wars Story was #1 at the box office once again with $29.2 million, with Deadpool 2coming 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:
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.
Deadpool 2– It makes $23.3 million and proves the franchise continues to do brisk business.
Adrift – Shailene Woodley flick debuts with $11.5 million.
Avengers: Infinity War – Feature has collected over $642 million domestically. It takes in $10.3 million this weekend.
Book Club – Jane Fonda/Diane Keaton comedy makes $6.8 million.
Upgrade – Action thriller has a weak debut with $4.4 million.
Life of the Party – Melissa McCarthy comedy collects $3.4 million.
Breaking In – Gabrielle Union thriller, which has made over $41 million domestically, makes $2.8 million.
Action Point – Comedy makes $2.3 million.
Overboard – Remake of the Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell film makes $1.97 million.
Box Office numbers through Sunday places Solo: A Star Wars Story as the clear #1 with an $83.3 million debut, followed by Deadpool 2with $42.7 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
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.
Deadpool 2– In just two weeks it’s made over $207 million domestically. This weekend, it takes in $42.7 million.
Avengers: Infinity War – Comic book juggernaut collects $16.4 million.
Book Club – Comedy makes $9.4 million
Life of the Party – Melissa McCarthy comedy has underperformed. It takes in $5.1 million and is barely cracking $40 million domestically.
Breaking In– Gabrielle Union flick earns $5.1 million.
Show Dogs – Canine feature makes $3.1 million
Overboard – Remake collects $3 million.
A Quiet Place– John Krasinski directed thriller is still ticking with $2.2 million.
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.
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)