Box Office Weekend Update
"Rio 2" debuted in second place, earning $39 million during the weekend of Friday, April 11. Blu and Jewel head into unfamiliar territory, taking their three energetic kids along with them. When they journey into the wilds of the Amazon, the macaws will run across new friends and old faces alike. They'll also encounter a past enemy with new and dangerous plans. "Rio 2" has a G rating.
"Oculus" brought in $12 million during its first weekend in theaters. Years ago, the Russell family faced untold terrors, with two murders leaving Kaylie and Tim orphaned. Now, Tim finally walks free from a mental institution and is ready to forge a new life. His sister believes a mysterious mirror holds the key to clearing her brother's name. The horror movie's R rating is due to terror, violence, brief violence and disturbing images.
"Draft Day" opened with $9,750,000. The NFL Draft is one of the most significant days of the year for fans, coaches and athletes. As the manager of a struggling team, Sonny knows that his professional future hangs in the balance. Draft day will be a difficult showdown between risky gambles and smart choices. "Draft Day" has a PG-13 rating for strong language and mature references.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" managed to stay in first place in box office rankings, bringing in $41,398,000. Still working for S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America collaborates with Nick Fury, Black Widow and other allies to apprehend new enemies and protect critical information. The superhero movie has earned more than $159 million. The PG-13 rating is due to intense sequences of action, violence and gun play throughout.
"Divergent" earned $7,500,000 in weekend box office profits, bringing total profits to more than $124 million. Tris was born into a world where certain qualities make or break a person. As teenagers, everyone in Tris' society must undergo a test to figure out where he or she truly belongs. The only problem is that some people don't fully belong anywhere, and Tris is one of them. The film's PG-13 rating is due to sensuality, thematic elements and intense violence and action.
"Noah" has seen profits of more than $84 million, including $7,450,000 of weekend profits. With an enormous flood coming to destroy the planet's living population, Noah is a lone visionary with the ability to save himself and his loved ones. While preparing for the looming disaster, Noah also has to deal with tension and conflict from his enemies, making his work even more difficult. "Noah" has a PG-13 rating for violence, disturbing images and brief suggestive content.
Thanks to weekend earnings of $5,485,000, "God's Not Dead" saw total profits rise above the $40 million mark. After his atheist professor challenges Josh to prove that God is alive and real, Josh sets out to defend his faith in a series of debates. With the whole classroom watching closely, Josh and his teacher will test the limits of their beliefs and, in the process, uncover important messages. "God's Not Dead" has a PG rating for an accident scene, thematic content and brief violence.
Movies to DVD
"Ride Along" comes to DVD on Tuesday, April 15. James doesn’t think that neurotic, goofy Ben has what it takes to marry James' sister. To test Ben's skills, James invites his future brother-in-law along during his typical fast-paced day as a cop. As Ben tries to prove his true inner courage, James faces some challenges of his own. "Ride Along" has a PG-13 rating for brief strong language, mature content and sequences of violence.
"The Nut Job" features the voice of Will Arnett as Surly, a squirrel with a talent for trouble. His daredevil attitude eventually places Surly's whole community in danger, leading to Surly's banishment. Now, the feisty squirrel sets his sights on a dangerous nut job heist that could change his fortunes in a big way. Mild action and rude humor contribute to a PG rating.
In "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," a man with a quiet, ordinary life finally has the chance to pursue his wildest dreams. After years of disappointment, shy daydreamer Walter sets out on an international adventure. The quest challenges everything Walter knows about himself, but he slowly starts to become the daring man he's always wanted to be. The film has a PG rating for crude comments, language and action violence.
"Black Nativity" follows a Baltimore teen's journey towards peace and acceptance during the holiday season. His single and struggling mother sends young Langston to stay with his New York family. Although he initially clashes with his relatives, it doesn't take long for Langston's heart and mind to start to grow in unexpected ways. The holiday film has a PG rating for language, thematic material and a menacing situation.