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Sony Releases 9 Minutes Of 'After Earth' Ahead Of October Home Video Release

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 24, 2013 at 7:07PM

A $60 million total domestic box office take for a Hollywood studio summer movie starring Will Smith is unfortunately considered a failure - especially when the movie's budget is $130 million.
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After Earth

A $60 million total domestic box office take for a Hollywood studio summer movie starring Will Smith is unfortunately considered a failure - especially when the movie's budget is $130 million.

Thank goodness for international box office, because, the movie grossed over $183 million overseas, for a total worldwide box office take of $243 million.

Although, again, considering that it's a special-effects-heavy Will Smith summer movie, co-starring his son, Jaden Smith, $243 million is still considered an overall let-down, believe it or not. I don't make the rules here...

Will Smith is an international superstar who's seemingly *transcended* race, with appeal to almost every circle, so expectations tend to be high with every outing. For example, Hancock grossed over $624 million worldwide; I am Legend, over $585 million; even The Pursuit of Happyness, which wasn't your typical CGI-heavy summer tentpole movie, managed over $307 million globally.

So, in comparison, $243 million worldwide is considered something of a disappointment. Although this was much more his son, Jaden's movie, than Will's. But the Will Smith name tends to be money-in-the-bank.

All that to say, with those figures, I can only assume that a lot of you didn't see After Earth when it was in theaters, meaning you were maybe waiting instead to see it as a rental (or purchase) on DVD/Blu-ray or VOD, right? 

If so, you should know that Sony will release the movie on home video, on October 8, 2013

Ahead of that date, the studio has released a full 9 minutes of the film online, to entice you to want to pick up a copy and check it out - especially if you skipped it in theaters.

Watch the footage (a sequence from early in the film) below. You can preorder the film on DVD and Blu-ray on Amazon.com:

This article is related to: Will Smith, Jaden Smith


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