Box Office Preview! What's New This Weekend?

Photo Credit: Warner Bros.
December 26th, 2013

Box Office Preview! What's New This Weekend?


"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" opened in theaters nationwide on Christmas Day. To most people, Walter Mitty appears to lead a quiet life. Inside his mind, though, Walter is the hero of daring daydreams. When circumstances align to give Walter a chance to be a true hero, he isn't sure he can live up to the challenge. Ben Stiller's comedic drama has a PG rating for crude comments, action violence, and language.

"The Wolf of Wall Street" is Martin Scorsese's take on Jordan Belfort's darkly comic memoir. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Belfort, an unscrupulous and hedonistic conman who takes Wall Street by storm. As he tests how far he can push the boundaries, Belfort's increasing risks take him down a dizzying spiral. The film's R rating is due to strong mature content, graphic nudity, language, drug use, and some violence. 

"Justin Bieber's Believe" shines the spotlight on the private life of the pop star. With millions of fervent fans, Bieber's stage presence is often on full display. The documentary goes behind the scenes to reveal Bieber's path to fame, including the challenges and private moments that have led to his phenomenal success. Jon M. Chu directs. The documentary's PG rating is due to brief language and mild thematic content.  

"47 Ronin" stars Keanu Reeves as a samurai with a dark past. Fleeing his outcast status, Kai becomes part of a group of Ronin. Together with Kai, the group hopes to exact revenge on a former enemy, but this undertaking won't be easy. The movie's PG-13 rating is due to disturbing images, thematic elements, and intense violence and action. Carl Erik Rinsch directs.

"Grudge Match" is a sports comedy from Peter Segal. Razor and The Kid dominated the boxing scene É until their careers came to a sudden standstill. Now, decades may have passed, but the chance for vengeance is as fresh as ever. The boxers will soon reopen old wounds. The PG-13 rating is due to mature content, language, and sports action violence. 

"Lone Survivor" opened on Wednesday, December 25, in select theaters. The year is 2005, and a ruthless SEAL Team sets out to locate a Taliban leader. What awaits them is a challenging situation that could end in tragedy and bloodshed, requiring the SEALs to make the toughest decisions of their entire lives. "Lone Survivor" has an R rating for strong bloody war violence and language. Peter Berg directs. 

"August: Osage County" features John Wells as director and Tracy Letts as screenwriter. Based on Letts' play, the film chronicles the lives of the Weston clan. With the matriarch of the family struggling with cancer, the rest of her family falls apart when they should be providing moral support. The movie has an R rating for language that includes mature references, as well as for drug use. 

"The Invisible Woman" follows the private life of renowned novelist Charles Dickens. Dickens has sparked the imagination of the literary world, becoming an accomplished author. One young woman is a huge fan of Dickens' works. When she has the chance to meet her literary idol, sparks fly. The film's R rating is due to mature content. Ralph Fiennes directs. 


Continuing Films

In "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," Bilbo continues a dangerous journey to an even more dangerous destination. When Gandalf leaves the party, Bilbo and Thorin attempt to keep their companions safe, but the giant spiders, suspicious Elves, and hostile Orcs that beset them at every turn are making the journey difficult. Peter Jackson's epic sequel has a PG-13 rating for frightening images and extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence. 

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" follows the continuing misadventures of the world's most pompous news anchor. With his career on the rocks and his relationship turning sour, Ron is struggling to keep his equilibrium in a swiftly evolving world. His old-fashioned ideas may prove to be an obstacle. The comedy has a PG-13 rating for drug use, crude and mature content, comic violence, and language. Adam McKay directs.

"Frozen" offers a fresh twist on a beloved wintry fairytale. After discovering the true extent of her strange powers, Elsa starts to withdraw from her family. The truth is that her kingdom needs Elsa, and her sister must come to her rescue. The Disney film has a PG rating for mild rude humor and action. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee direct.

In "American Hustle," a dangerously charismatic con man teams up with an unscrupulous beauty. When the FBI gets involved, all bets are off. The problem is that the con man has to deal with his wife, who has been growing discontent behind the scenes and could ruin everything. David O. Russell's film has an R rating for brief violence, some mature content, and pervasive language.