Movies Opening in Theaters This Week, Apr 11 2014

New Movies this Friday, April 11th, 2014 : RIO 2

This week for new movies, we have animated bird, something with Kevin Costner, and a scary movie that will try to win our fear factor in the middle of April.

New Movies on April 11:

Rio 2
Rated G 101 min run time

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Stars:    Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, Andy Garcia

So will the RIO franchise step up and take the place of the older Ice Age series?


Draft Day
Rated PG-13, 109 min

At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars:    Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella

Was I not paying attention or did the marketing for this movie barely begin just last weekend?


Rated R, 105 min

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Director:  Mike Flanagan
Stars:     Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane

So a horror flick in April, during tax season no less.  But will Dr. Who's Karen Gillan pull in enough fans?

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Box Office Top Ten from last weekend:

The super soldier helped crank out April box office records this last weekend and I'm assuming will help to set more April records with the next upcoming weekend.

Then again, as ticket prices go up, sure, more money will be spent at the theater, but does that mean more butts are in movie seats too?

As it is, aside from the top few films, I've never seen such a weak top-10 list, where the bottom three are barely making $2M!

Movies with IMDb user scores included, in case you need some help deciding.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier    8.3/10
Weekend: $95.02M, Gross: $95.02M

Noah     6.6/10
Weekend: $17.05M, Gross: $72.39M

Divergent    7.6/10
Weekend: $12.98M, Gross: $114.01M

God's Not Dead    4.8/10
Weekend: $7.76M, Gross: $32.56M

Muppets Most Wanted    7.1/10
Weekend: $6.15M, Gross: $42.00M

The Grand Budapest Hotel    8.4/10
Weekend: $6.12M, Gross: $33.20M

Mr. Peabody & Sherman    7.1/10
Weekend: $5.13M, Gross: $102.03M

Sabotage    6.6/10
Weekend: $2.00M, Gross: $8.86M

Need for Speed    7.3/10
Weekend: $1.81M, Gross: $40.81M

Non-Stop    7.3/10
Weekend: $1.79M, Gross: $88.10M

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