Movie Recap: What Happened over the Weekend?

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February 3rd, 2014

During the weekend of January 31, "That Awkward Moment" debuted with $9,010,000. After their best friend gets his heart broken by a girl, Daniel and Jason vow to stay single in support of Mikey. It turns out that this is easier said than done. Soon, the three friends are fighting to balance friendship with dating. The comedy has an R rating for mature content and language.

"Labor Day" opened with $5,300,000. A fragile single mother and her young son reluctantly offer shelter to an escaped fugitive. As the authorities slowly close in on his hiding place, the fugitive reveals his softer side and changes the household in significant ways, leading to an unexpected romance. The PG-13 rating is due to thematic material, brief violence and mature content.

Continuing Films

"Ride Along" retained its top spot in box office rankings, earning $12,300,000 and bringing total profits to more than $92 million. Ben may be a warrior when playing video games, but off the screen, he's underwhelming. Thanks to his future brother-in-law, Ben will get a taste of the real world. During his ride along, the security guard learns what actual danger looks like. "Ride Along" has a PG-13 rating for mature content, brief strong language and sequences of violence.

"Frozen" has brought in more than $360 million so far, including $9,310,000 earned during the weekend. When Kristoff agrees to team up with Anna, he gets a little more than he bargained for. As they voyage across a wintry landscape, the pair will face off against plenty of obstacles and dangers, all in order to reach Anna's estranged sister. "Frozen" has a PG rating for action and mild rude humor.

"The Nut Job" saw profits of $7,613,155, bringing overall box office proceeds to more than $50 million. Surly has a plan. Targeting Maury's Nut Shop, he hopes to pull off a major heist. Working with his rodent friend, Surly hopes to impress his whole community with his ingenious plot. First, though, he has to figure out how to pull it off. The animated film's PG rating is due to rude humor and mild action.

"Lone Survivor" earned $7,200,000 over the weekend. In all, the war film has brought in over $104 million. Based on a true story, "Lone Survivor" follows four Navy SEALs who end up in a deadly situation. As they try to make the right decisions and protect each other, the soldiers face the toughest challenge of their lives, drawing on immense courage. The R rating is due to bloody war violence and pervasive language.

"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" surpassed the $38 million mark, thanks to weekend profits of $5,400,000. While working undercover on Wall Street, cocky CIA agent Jack Ryan discovers a scheme that could topple the United States economy in one fell swoop. Not one to sit idly by, Ryan heads to Moscow and places his life on the line. Sequences of violence and action, plus brief strong language, contribute to a PG-13 rating.

Movies to DVD

"Free Birds" arrives out on DVD on Tuesday, February 4. For generations, turkeys have dreaded Thanksgiving Day. Now, two brave birds plan to travel back in time and prevent the Pilgrims from choosing turkey as their traditional meal. If they succeed, they'll change history, but many dangers lie in wait for the fowl. "Free Birds" has a PG rating for action, peril and rude humor.

"Escape Plan" stars Sylvester Stallone as Ray Breslin, a man who tests prison systems for a living. The expert faces the ultimate test when he ends up imprisoned on false charges. Trapped in a prison of his own design, Breslin must attempt to outsmart himself. Violence and language throughout contribute to an R rating.

"About Time" tells the unusual story of Tim, a young man with the ability to travel through time. Tim learns to put his powers to good use in the romance department, undoing his mistakes until he wins the girl. He also discovers some unwanted consequences. The quirky romance has an R rating for language and mature content.

"Dallas Buyers Club" draws inspiration from a true story. Ron Woodroof never let responsibility hold him back from a wild lifestyle. When he learns that he's HIV positive, Ron decides to fight the system and survive his diagnosis, helping other sufferers in the process. Nudity, strong mature content, drug use and pervasive language contribute to an R rating.

"Baggage Claim" stars Paula Patton as Montana, a beautiful flight attendant who decides to become serious about finding her one true love. Working on a tight deadline, Montana gets in touch with her eligible ex-boyfriends. Though her romantic life may be up in the air, Montana hopes to land Mr. Right. "Baggage Claim" has a PG-13 rating for mature content and language.