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Movie Roundup: Close Race to the Top of the Weekend Box Office with Captain America and Rio Sequel

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The two popular movie sequels, Captain America and Rio, were neck and neck at the weekend box office. See what other movies are releasing this ...

Two popular sequels were at it for the top spot at the weekend box office, but in the end ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ came out as the winner. For its second weekend out it brought in $41.4 million, making its total gross $159 million.

‘Rio 2,’ the animated film about a family of rare macaw birds making a trip to the Amazon came oh so close. It took in $39 million on its first weekend of release.

The horror film ‘Oculus’ took third place at the weekend box office with $12 million on its first weekend out and ‘Draft Day’ followed behind it with $9.8 million.

With spring break and the Easter holiday coming up, you can bet many more folks will be flocking over to the theaters to see the two hot sequels and upcoming new releases!

New Movie Releases This Week: April 16, 2014

For those looking for drama:  

  • Heaven Is for Real (PG)
    Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale  
    A little boy has an extraordinary and life-changing experience – visiting heaven during a near-death experience.

New Movie Releases This Week: April 18, 2014

For animal lovers:

  • Bears (G)
    This documentary follows the life of an Alaskan bear family. Young cubs are taught important life lessons.

For those looking for a comedy horror film:

  • A Haunted House 2 (R)
    Cast: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressley, Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins
    After exorcising the demons of his ex, Malcom is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two kids. Upon moving into his dream home, he’s once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.

For those looking for a sci-fi thriller:

  • Transcendence (PG-13)
    Cast: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy
    A terminally ill scientist is granted powers beyond his wildest dreams when he uploads his mind to a computer. He soon becomes unstoppable when his desires for power overcome him.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

Photo by Eric Kilby, via Wikimedia Commons.

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