It wasn’t a question of whether ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ would do good, but about how well it’ll do. The action-packed, adventure super hero film landed the top spot at the weekend box office on opening, scoring $96.2 million.
The Captain America sequel also set several records, including having the biggest opening weekend of 2014 and a new record for a release coming out in the month of April. The previous record holder for the month of April was ‘Fast Five’ with $86.2 million.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ also benefitted from IMAX moviegoers helping to contribute $9.6 million.
Coming in at second place at the weekend box office was last week’s frontrunner ‘Noah,’ bringing in an additional $17 million for its second weekend out.
In third place at the weekend box office was ‘Divergent,’ bringing in an additional $13 million on its third weekend out.
Coming this week, there will be new releases to theaters to suit football sports fans, those seeking an animated family film and horror film lovers!
New Movie Releases This Week: April 11, 2014
For those looking for a film with sports drama:
Draft Day (PG-13)
Cast: Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella
At the NFL Draft, Kevin Costner who plays the role of general manager of the Cleveland Browns trades for the number one pick to rebuild his team.
For those looking for looking for an animated family comedy film:
Rio 2 (G)
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, Andy Garcia
Birds of a feather flock together! Blu and Jewel, along with their three kids have domesticated life in Rio. When they make a venture over to the wilds of the Amazon for a chance to live like real birds, Blu tries to fit in and meets some adversaries, including his father-in-law.
For those looking for a horror film:
Cast: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane
A brother and sister’s parents are murdered. The brother is convicted of their murder, but his sister tries to exonerate him by proving it was the result of a supernatural force.
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!
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