The House, a suburban comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, hits Blu-ray and DVD October 10 via Warner Bros. Entertainment.
When their Kate (Poehler) and Scott (Ferrell) can’t afford their daughter’s (Ryan Simpkins) college education, they decide to open an illegal casino in their residence. Scene stealer Jason Mantzoukas (Dirty Grandpa) is the neighbor who helps the couple in their misguided venture. Andrew Jay Cohen, who penned Neighborsand Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, makes his directing debut.
Click on the media bar to hear Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler talk about getting to work together once again on The House:
The House special features include deleted scenes, two featurettes (“The House: Playing With a Loaded Deck” and “If You Build The House They Will Come), extended and alternate scenes, line-o-ramas, and a gag reel. The DVD version only comes with the gag reel.
Spider-Man: Homecoming was the resounding winner at this weekend’s box office thanks to its $117 million debut. Budgeted at $175 million, the latest Spidey effort amassed the second biggest opening in the franchise (the record goes to Spider-Man 3′s $151 million weekend). Coming in second was Despicable Me 3 with $33.9 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. Spider-Man: Homecoming – It may not reach the heights of the Sam Raimi directed trilogy, but at least it has much more promise than the previous two Spidey flicks! $117 million.
2. Despicable Me 3 – $33.9 million this weekend and with over $447 million worldwide to date, it is one of this year’s most profitable films.
3. Baby Driver – Great word of mouth and critical acclaim is driving this movie. It makes $12.75 million in its second weekend.
4. Wonder Woman – The hit Gal Gadot flick has amassed over $745 million worldwide. This weekend, it takes in $10.1 million domestically.
5. Transformers: The Last Knight – Although it’s made $118 million domestically, it collects just $6.3 million this weekend.
6. Cars 3 – $5.6 million
7. The House – Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler comedy has been a box office disappointment with just $4.8 million in its second weekend.
8. The Big Sick – True life romantic drama takes in $3.6 million, which is a great figure for an indie picture.
9. 47 Meters Down – Mandy Mooreshark movie collects $2.77 million
10. The Beguiled – Director Sofia Coppola’s latest film takes in $2 million.
It’s an assumption that comedic greats like Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler would have worked together a plethora of times by now, but their comedic team ups have been sparse (Blades of Glory). Now they’re the leads of The House, a comedy which has them playing parents who open up an underground casino to finance their daughter’s (Ryan Simpkins) college education. The picture was written and directed by Andrew Jay Cohen, the scribe behind Neighbors, Neighbors 2 and Mike and Dave Need College Dates.
“Andrew, having written the script, had a very good game plan going on how he wanted to shoot it and how he wanted to conceive the whole project in terms of shot selection and set design” said Ferrell. “I think he did wonderfully well for a first time director.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Ferrell and Poehler talk about teaming up for The House: