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Movies Released January 13, 2012

This Year in Movies - Beauty and the Beast 3D, Contraband, Joyful Noise open in wide release this weekend. Disney has had surprising success with their 3D re-release strategy. Last September, The Lion King opened at #1 with over $30 million and eventually pushed its total box office since 1994 to over $420 million. Beauty and the Beast 3D likely doesn't have that level of popularity, but it should have enough for a decent shot at the top spot at the box office. The other contender is Contraband, the crime action thriller which stars Mark Wahlberg. The third new release is Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. In the US, it's a 3-day weekend with Monday being Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Last weekend, The Devil Inside surged past expectation with a weekend gross of nearly $34 million. That was more than double of even generous predictions and represented a huge success for Paramount Pictures which reportedly acquired the movie for just $1 million. Trailers attached to the October release of Paranormal Activity gave The Devil Inside a big boost in awareness and eventually carried over into a very strong weekend. The downside however is that the movie received horrible reviews from critics and audiences alike (7% on RottenTomatoes, F-grade from Cinemascore). Horror movies typically drop off rapidly anyway so it won't be a surprise to see its second weekend slip below $10 million.... Read More
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Contraband poster

Contraband 2,863 theaters

Ben Foster Kate Beckinsale Diego Luna J.K. Simmons

Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, T... more

Joyful Noise poster

Joyful Noise 2,735 theaters

Queen Latifah Keke Palmer Dolly Parton Jeremy Jordan

The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyf... more

Beauty and the Beast 3D poster

Beauty and the Beast 3D 2,625 theaters

David Ogden Stiers Robby Benson Richard White Jerry Orbach

The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman who's taken prisoner by a hideous beast in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriend... more

Don't Go in the Woods poster

Don't Go in the Woods Limited

Eric Bogosian Gwynn Galitzer Jorgen Jorgensen Tim Lajcik

A young band heads to the woods to get away from their everyday lives in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to walk away from the trip with new tunes that will s... more

The Divide poster

The Divide 7 theaters

Lauren German Milo Ventimiglia Rosanna Arquette Michael Biehn

Set in New York City as civilization collapses, eight survivors huddle in a bomb shelter and begin to turn on each other as they wait for a rescue.

Man on a Mission poster

Man on a Mission 1 theater

Richard Garriott's quest to become the first second-generation astronaut, from making his fortune to spending $30 million to reach the International Space Station via Rus... more

Albatross poster

Albatross 1 theater

Julia Ormond Sebastian Koch Felicity Jones Jessica Brown Findlay

The story of Emelia Conan-Doyle (Jessica Brown Findlay), a cheeky force of nature and the 17 year old heir to the legacy of Arthur Conan Doyle. Harboring an ambition to f... more

Sing Your Song poster

Sing Your Song 2 theaters

Harry Belafonte

Told from Harry’s point of view, the film charts his life from a boy born in New York and raised in Jamaica, who returns to Harlem in his early teens where he discovers t... more


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