Box Office: What's New This Weekend?
"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" opens in theaters on Friday, January 17. Director Kenneth Branagh helms the thriller. Chris Pine takes on the iconic role of Jack Ryan, a young CIA agent who senses danger on the horizon. Working undercover on Wall Street, Jack follows a suspicious trail to Moscow, where trouble awaits. He soon discovers that his worst fears could be coming to fruition. The PG-13 rating is for sequences of violence and intense action, as well as for brief strong language.
In "Ride Along," Ben will go to great lengths to prove his worthiness to his bride-to-be's family. A trigger-happy gamer, Ben gets a harsh taste of the real world when his future brother-in-law takes Ben along during his typical day as a cop. Ben's courage will face several tough tests on the Atlanta streets. Tim Story directs. The comedy's PG-13 rating is due to strong language, mature content and sequences of violence.
"Devil's Due" is a found footage horror movie from Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. When Zach and Samantha tie the knot, they foresee a future of domestic bliss. Their happiness only intensifies after Samantha discovers she's expecting a baby. As the pregnancy progresses, though, the couple's anticipation transforms into dread. It seems their new arrival will be anything but a bundle of joy. Language and bloody images contribute to an R rating.
"The Nut Job" is an animated film from Peter Lepeniotis. Surly, a headstrong squirrel, is in deep trouble. After causing mayhem in his former community, Surly is out on his own. Once in the city, the squirrel quickly regroups and makes plans to carry off the most daring heist of his lifetime. A successful nut store robbery could redeem Surly forever. The flick has a PG rating for mild action and rude humor.
"G.B.F." opens in limited theaters on January 17. Fawcett, 'Shley and Caprice are locked in a battle for the role of high school queen bee. The drama kicks up a notch when their classmate, Tanner, inadvertently reveals that he's gay. Now, all three girls are desperate to win over Tanner as a gay best friend. The R rating is due to mature references. Darren Stein directs.
"Summer in February" centers on a group of free-spirited artists dwelling in Cornwall during the early 20th century. When beautiful, enigmatic Florence comes to the group, she becomes part of a tangled love triangle. A talented artist and his best friend both fall hard for the young woman, leading to passion, betrayal and loss. The thoughtful romantic drama is not yet rated. Christopher Menaul directs.
"Lone Survivor" stars Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL with a tough mission ahead of him. Stationed in Afghanistan, Luttrell must lead his team in apprehending a dangerous figure with ties to Osama bin Laden. A chance encounter with a group of locals forces the men to make a devastating decision. Peter Berg's war film has an R rating for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language.
"Frozen" features the voice talents of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel. The kingdom of Arendelle has been plunged into an icy, unending winter. Anna, a plucky optimist at heart, thinks she knows how to fix the situation. Along with a mountain man, a reindeer and a snowman, Anna might save the day. The animated film from Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck has a PG rating for mild rude humor and some action.
"The Legend of Hercules" breathes new life into timeless mythology. Born the son of a god, Hercules doesn't understand his origins. It takes a forbidden romance and a betrayal to awaken Hercules' thirst for vengeance. Determined to fight his way back home to beautiful Princess Hebe, Hercules finally unleashes his full strength. The movie's PG-13 rating is due to some suggestive content and sequences of intense combat action and violence. Renny Harlin directs.
"The Wolf of Wall Street" follows Jordan Belfort's dazzling rise to power and his equally fascinating fall from the top. From his beginnings as a young stockbroker, Belfort makes risky and unscrupulous choices that lead to a lifestyle of unbridled wealth and excess. However, Belfort and his cronies will eventually have to answer to the authorities. Martin Scorsese directs the film, which has an R rating for graphic nudity, strong mature content, drug use, language and some violence.
In "American Hustle," a pair of con artists end up forced to work with an unpredictable FBI agent. Irving Rosenfled is accustomed to getting out of tough situations, but he may have met his match in Richie DiMaso. To complicate matters, Irving's unhappy and volatile wife, Rosalyn, could throw everything into terrible disarray. "American Hustle" has an R rating for mature content, brief violence and pervasive language. David O. Russell directs.