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'Anchorman 2' Blu-ray: Ron Burgundy lets loose in R-rated super-sized cut -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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What’s funnier: the Tooth Fairy’s awkward exposed breast or Mickey Mouse getting caught in a bear trap?

That’s the kind of comic dilemma that Adam McKay had to face every day during the making of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. For weeks in post-production, McKay and his editing team had to sift through multiple variations of every scene and gag and select the one that worked best for the movie. “Every day we improvised a lot and there was a lot of funny [stuff] that almost got in the movie or I actually liked it a little better,” says McKay. “But we would play it and it wouldn’t quite work, and the other version was still very funny.”

Rather than include some of the best bits in a conventional Blu-ray gag reel, McKay decided to piece together another whole movie, an alternative Super-Sized R-Rated version that traces the theatrical cut but substitutes new jokes. (764 new jokes, to be precise.) The packed Blu-ray arrives in stores Tuesday, April 1.

In the exclusive clip below, the alt-film begins with New Joke #14, Ron’s stream-of-consciousness non-sequitur vocal exercises. READ FULL STORY

'Anchorman 2': See the ultimate gag that made Will Ferrell break -- NSFW VIDEO

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Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and the rest of the Anchorman gang had so much fun making Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues — and shot so much extra footage — that they were able to release an R-rated alternate version of the film that included 763 completely new jokes.

“Of all the movies we’ve done, Anchorman is sort of the closest to Zucker-Zucker-Abrahams as far as frequency of jokes, absurdity, that sort of style,” says McKay. “There were loads and loads of completely different ideas, jokes, runs, lines; every joke we did in the theatrical, we would shoot three or four alts to it, and in almost all of the cases there was another really good choice.”

McKay estimates that the theatrical cut had approximately 900 laughs — so of Anchorman 2‘s 1,600 plus gags, what was the director’s favorite? Well, I’ll give you a few hints: It takes “journalism” and its obsession with sideboob to an R-rated extreme, and it made Ferrell squeal. Watch the semi-NSFW clip below: READ FULL STORY

'Anchorman 2': Super-size R-rated version to get theatrical release -- VIDEO

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Remember that scene in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues where the news team ignorantly quizzes an openly gay co-worker, who they confuse for a vampire? “Do you sleep in a coffin?” asks a befuddled Champ, while his thick-headed pals struggle with the concept of being gay in 1980. The exchange got some of the best laughs in the sequel’s trailer, but if you’ve seen the movie, you know that the scene didn’t actually make the final cut. That will all change on Feb. 28 when Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized R-Rated Version begins a one-week run in theaters.

To no one’s surprise who saw Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie or the 70 or so Dodge Durango ads, the cast of the Anchorman sequel didn’t always stick to the script. “Every joke we did in the theatrical, we would shoot three or four alts to it,” says writer/director Adam McKay. “And in almost all of the cases, there was another really good choice.”

Not just really good, but “darker, odder, and stranger,” says McKay. The best of those alternative scenes have been resurrected for the Super-Sized version, which will also be included with the Anchorman 2 Blu-ray when it arrives on April 1. “It’s crazy long — about 2:20 — so for the real fans, this will be a treat,” says McKay. “We shot this musical [scene] that I really loved, and it just was off-story and long. It still got laughs but you could feel the drag of it a little bit. But on it’s own, it’s really funny and enjoyable.”

Click below for the entire gay-or-vampire sequence that was teased in the trailers, which then segues into the musical number, “Gay for a Day.” READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: Will 'Frozen' leave 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' in the cold?

Well, it’s time to kick off a whole new year of box-office coverage! And since it’s January, you know what that means — you’ll be seeing a lot of horror movies (and expanding Oscar contenders). This weekend, only one new wide release screams its way into theaters: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. If it weren’t for snowy conditions — both in real life and on screen — it would have a very clear shot at No. 1, but it will have to work hard to overcome Frozen, which has quickly evolved into a box-office behemoth. Here’s how the weekend might play out:

1. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – $19 million
The horror franchise cranked out four “found footage” films in four years, and all of them were massive successes thanks to their micro-budgets. But Paranormal Activity 4 earned a series low $53 million in October 2012 (down from PA3‘s $104 million haul), and Paramount wisely kept itself from killing its mega-profitable franchise by choosing to not release a new installment in October 2013. Instead, the studio is pushing this Latino-oriented spinoff in January in hopes of reaching the same crowd that has led demonic possession movies like The Devil Inside to huge grosses. The Marked Ones probably can’t be expected to match PA4‘ $29 million debut, but the Paranormal series has been very well-received on the whole, and it certainly has a loyal fanbase. If not for a snow storm that has much of the Northeast frozen over, The Marked Ones could score a debut in the mid-twenties. For now, though, I’m going with a $19 million debut. Not bad considering it cost Paramount just $5 million! READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'The Hobbit' beats 'Frozen' with $29.9 million; '47 Ronin' bombs with $9.9 million

In a remarkably tight race, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug held onto its gold at the box office this weekend, earning $29.9 million over the three-day frame and taking the top spot. The fantasy epic’s domestic total is now $190.3 million after three weeks, a robust number that still trails last year’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which had already earned $221.6 million at the 17-day mark. Peter Jackson’s earlier Tolkien epic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, had made a princely $290.4 million by its third weekend in 2003, headed toward a final gross of $377.8 in the states and $1.119 billion worldwide. Smaug looks likely to end up below Unexpected Journey‘s total haul of $303 million, whereas each of the Lord of the Rings films managed to outgross its predecessor. The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the trilogy’s final film, is slated for release on Dec. 17, 2014.

The prize for Most Improved this week goes to Frozen, which jumped a remarkable 46.9 percent in its sixth weekend — despite actually playing at 205 fewer theaters. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Frozen' ices 'Hobbit' and 'Wall Street' on Friday

Reclaiming the top spot in its sixth weekend, Frozen made an estimated $10.3 million on Friday — enough to snag the top spot during a hectic post-holiday frame that saw five new wide releases competing at the box office. Disney’s animated fairy tale has made a total of $229.8 million so far and has a shot at holding the crown for the weekend, although it’ll have stiff competition from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The fantasy sequel earned an estimated $10.1 million on Friday, making it the second-highest grosser that day and bringing its total to $170.6 million. The Hobbit is playing on 3,928 screens compared to Frozen‘s 3,335.

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Box office report: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' scorches 'Anchorman 2' opening with $31.5 million

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This just in: Ron Burgundy is no match for a fire-breathing dragon at the box office. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (CinemaScore: B) beat out The Hobbit sequel on Friday, but updated totals show the Will Ferrell-starrer trailing Peter Jackson’s fantasy pic for the three-day weekend.

In first place, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug fell about 60% and brought in an estimated $31.5 million from 3,903 screens in its second weekend in theaters — spot on with Grady Smith’s prediction. Its domestic take now stands at a healthy $127.5 million. But that total lags behind the first Hobbit film by a significant margin. In 2012, An Unexpected Journey dropped 56.4% in its second weekend, earning nearly $36.9 million and bumping its domestic total to $150 million. That film played in about 200 more theaters and had a stronger opening weekend.

Meanwhile, Paramount’s heavily marketed Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opened in second place with a weekend estimate of $26.8 million. The PG-13 rated sequel opened in 3,507 locations Wednesday and is expected to net about $40 million for its first five days, much lower than EW’s prediction. The first Anchorman opened in July 2004 to $28.4 million and went on to gross $85.3 million domestically.

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'Anchorman 2' barely beats 'The Hobbit' sequel with $8.7 million on Friday: Box office update

Ron Burgundy won out by a mustache hair over those pesky hobbits at the box office Friday. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues brought in $8.7 million, while The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug earned an estimated $8.6 million. In the words of Burgundy himself, “don’t act like you’re not impressed.” Still, this unexpectedly close Friday means that the weekend could belong to either film.

Anchorman 2 opened strong on Wednesday, and initial predictions had the PG-13 comedy’s weekend grosses in the $40 million range. That seems a bit high now that we’ve seen Friday results. Paramount’s $50 million comedy boasts a three-day domestic total of $21.9 million. Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ Hobbit sequel has now earned an estimated $104.7 million domestically in its second week in theaters and will likely cross the $300 million mark worldwide. The first film had earned more than $123.2 million at this point last year and went on to gross over $300 million domestically.

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Box office preview: Is 'Anchorman 2' destined for great news?

And so the holiday glut begins! Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is set to dominate the box office this weekend, as American Hustle and Saving Mr. Banks get major expansions, and Walking With Dinosaurs stomps into theaters as well. Here’s how the Top 5 may look by Sunday night:

1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – $41 million
Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy sequel has gotten a massive media push — one that some industry folks have called too pervasive given the considerable hype for the film. But Paramount’s marketing for the $50 million comedy has demonstrated one thing: confidence. The original Anchorman earned $85.3 million in 2004 and became wildly successful on the home market. Over its first five days, Anchorman 2 should pull in at least half of its predecessor’s gross. The film, which also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, and Kristen Wiig, earned $8.1 million on Wednesday, which theoretically sets it up for about $45 million over five days. But with kids out of school and workers taking off for Christmas break, I’m thinking it enjoys a larger-than-expected boost. Anchorman 2 may earn about $54 million over the five-day frame — $41 million of which could come in between Friday and Sunday. READ FULL STORY

'Anchorman 2' was almost two movies, 'Kill Bill' style, says David Koechner

Everyone loves Ron Burgundy. But somebody loves him a little bit more than others. That person is Champ Kind, the sexist, possibly closeted sports reporter who came up through the ranks with Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team. In Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Champ’s devotion to Burgundy is a big part of the reason he quits his job running a fast-food chicken restaurant and gets back in the news business at GNN, the first 24-hour cable news station.

The man behind Champ’s boisterous antics is David Koechner (KECK-ner), the 51-year-old father of five who formed a comic bond with Will Ferrell and writer Adam McKay during his one-year stint on Saturday Night Live in the mid-1990s. Since then, he’s popped up in most of their funniest movies, and his hilarious cameo in The 40-Year-Old Virgin opposite Steve Carell helped him land the role of The Office‘s Todd Packer, a character Koechner affectionately describes as an “emotional hand grenade.”

Koechner spoke to EW about the new Anchorman movie, how it compares to the Godfather II, and the amazing number of great jokes that ended up on the cutting-room floor (for now). BEWARE MINOR SPOILERS.
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