011609: Opening This Weekend

Four New Flicks & Three Expanding

It’s a full weekend of movie openings! Of course with much of the country in a deep freeze, a movie in a theater with some warm popcorn might just be the ticket for a great weekend!


On tap this weekend a couple possible family-friendly movies. As for those expanding, one worth noting, is Gran Torino. The latest Clint Eastwood movie grossed close to $30 million dollars last weekend. That makes it Clint Eastwood’s biggest one-weekend gross in his over 50 year career. Since opening in limited release a few weeks ago, Gran Torino has grossed more than $40 million dollars. Gran Torino adds an additional 164 screens this weekend taking it to a total of 2,972 screens.

Read Frame by Frame Gran Torino review here!

New This Weekend In Theaters

In no particular order…

Hotel for Dogs – Rated PG – On 3,271 screens
An orphaned girl and her younger brother turn an abandoned hotel into a shelter for stray dogs. Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow and Kevin Dillon star in this adaptation of the Lois Duncan book.

Read the Frame by Frame review here!

Paul Bart: Mall Cop – Rated PG – On 3,144 screens
Kevin James plays the title character, a security officer at a mall who springs into action when Santa’s evil helpers hold some people hostage.

Read Frame by Frame review here!

My Bloody Valentine 3D – Rated R – On 2,534 screens
In this update of the 1981 horror flick, a murderer seemingly returns from the dead to terrorize a small town on Valentine’s Day.

Notorious – Rated R – On 1,637 screens
The biopic tells the story of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. who was murdered in 1997. Rapper Jamal Woolard plays Biggie and is joined by Angela Bassett.

Expanding From Limited Release

Defiance – Rated R – On 1,789 screens
Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell star as three Jewish brothers who escape Nazi-occupied Poland during World War Two and join Russion resistance fighters. The movie is based on a true story.

Last Chance Harvey – Rated PG-13 – On 1,054 screens
Dustin Hoffman’s Harvey Shine flies to London and is snubbed by his daughter at her wedding. He’s then fired from his job by phone! His luck starts to turn when he meets a sympathetic woman named Kate played by Emma Thompson.

Enjoy the show!
Dr. Rus

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Dr. Rus has 30+ years experience in the field of communication. He takes this experience, and his passion to encourage others to positively effect their environment, when providing insight and movie reviews.