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'You're Next' Blu-ray: The filmmakers were as methodical as the killers -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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This year was a great one for truly terrifying movies, from The Conjuring and the Insidious sequel to Mama and The Purge. But the most head-in-your-hands frightening may have been You’re Next, the twisted home-invasion flick that yielded a high body count with its clever execution of extreme executions. Part collaborative indie project, part horror homage, You’re Next is the story of a joyous family reunion that is interrupted by murderous intruders wearing animal masks. Per horror tradition, the family gets picked off one by one — Why? We’re not sure… yet. — but nothing about You’re Next is like anything you’ve seen before.

In the exclusive (slightly gory) video clip below, the cast discusses the pre-vis work that went into the movie’s most brainheart-stopping scene. READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'The Butler' repeats at No. 1, 'Mortal Instruments' flops

For the second weekend in a row, Lee Daniels’ The Butler dished out major blows to the new arrivals at the late summer box office. The Weinstein drama, which stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, fell 31 percent to $17 million this weekend, bringing The Butler‘s gross to $52.3 million after ten days. The film isn’t raking in quite as much as 2011’s The Help, which had earned $57.2 million in its first ten days (though that film opened on a Wednesday, so that total accounts for only one weekend), and it won’t match The Help‘s $169.7 million finish. Still, if word-of-mouth keeps driving slim week-to-week declines, The Butler has a very good chance of reaching $100 million. Even if it just misses the century mark, the film will triple its $30 million budget domestically.

But The Butler wasn’t the only holdover to notch an impressive drop. We’re the Millers held up even better in its third weekend. The Jason Sudeikis/Jennifer Aniston collaboration fell only 25 percent to $13.5 million, which gives the pot smuggling comedy a smoking $91.7 million total. Millers is performing even better than Sudeikis’ and Aniston’s previous comedic offering, Horrible Bosses, which had earned $82.6 million at the same point in its run on the way to a $117 million final tally. Warner Bros.’ Millers won’t be able to surpass The Heat‘s $155.9 million gross to become the biggest comedy of the summer, but it could still catch up to Grown Ups 2‘s $128 million total — a phenomenal result for a film that cost $37 million. Sudeikis chose the right project to launch his post-SNL career. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'The Butler' holds off competition with $4.8 million Friday

Despite the arrival of three newcomers, Lee Daniels’ The Butler stayed atop its box office perch quite easily on Friday. The $30 million Weinstein drama starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey fell 43 percent from its first Friday to $4.8 million, which puts it on track for a great $17 million second weekend. The Butler‘s total will have climbed to about $52 million by Sunday night.

We’re the Millers held up even better on its third Friday. The film dropped only 26 percent to $4 million, which should yield a $14 million weekend and an excellent $92 million total. The Warner Bros. million comedy, which cost $37 million, is set to become Jennifer Aniston’s sixth $100 million hit.

The next three spots on the chart belonged to the three new releases, none of which are lighting up the box office. The World’s End fared best, scoring $3.5 million from 1,549 theaters on Friday, and it may take in about $9 million over the full weekend. The British import will easily outdo the debuts of its two wacky predecessors, 2004’s Shaun of the Dead and 2007’s Hot Fuzz, which opened with $3.3 million and $5.8 million, respectively.

In fourth place, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones continued its march to the same YA-graveyard as Beautiful Creatures and The Host. The $60 million fantasy film conjured $3.1 million on Friday, which sets it up for an awful $9.3 million weekend and only $14 million over its five-day debut. At least that was better than You’re Next, which rounded out the Top 5 with $3 million on Friday. The R-rated horror film, which earned reviews on par with July’s The Conjuring, may slash up about $8 million this weekend.

1. The Butler – $4.8 million
2. We’re the Millers – $4.0 million
3. The World’s End – $3.5 million
4. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – $3.1 million
5. You’re Next – $3.0 million

Down in tenth place, Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine seems to have expanded too quickly. After a few robust weeks in limited release (last weekend, in its fourth frame, Jasmine scored $2.3 million from 229 theaters thanks to a terrific $10,005 theater average), Sony Pictures Classics expanded the film into 1,237 theaters. But on Friday, Blue Jasmine took in just $1.2 million, putting it on pace for a $3.6 million frame. Most analysts were expecting about $6 million from the film this weekend, but it seems many potential viewers weren’t aware it was hitting their local cinema.

Check back tomorrow for the full box office report.

Box office preview: 'The Butler' prepared to hold off 'You're Next' and 'Mortal Instruments'

After a full week atop the chart, The Butler should serve a second helping of box office dollars this weekend. Although three new movies are entering the fray (and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine is getting a wide expansion), the summer movie season is waning. Kids are back in school, families are back from vacation, and consumers are saving their movie-going budgets for glossy fall releases. Typically, studios dump their worst fare in the late August-September box office dead zone, but two of this weekend’s releases, You’re Next and The World’s End, have earned some of the best reviews of the year. Unfortunately, that seems unlikely to drive them to big box office success.

Here’s how the weekend might play out:

1. The Butler – $16 million
Thanks to excellent word-of-mouth, Oscar buzz, and the lack of any new dramas for a mature audience competing, The Butler should hold up quite well in its second weekend. Over this weekend in 2011, The Help dipped only 23 percent, but The Butler hasn’t generated the groundswell of positive buzz that The Help did, and it may fall by a slightly steeper 35 percent to $16 million, which would yield a $50 million total. Not bad considering the Weinstein film cost just $30 million. READ FULL STORY

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