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Saturday, January 25, 2014

In theaters NOW



Good morning world ! Here's the latest installment of our popular post, In theaters NOW! Not too many mainstream releases this week, so I'm unsure if anybody will dethrone the act comedy "RIDE ALONG" but we'll see. Let's get right to it then shall we ?!?!?!?


I, Frankenstein 3D

  • 1 hr 33 min
  • PG-13 | Sequences of Fantasy Action and Sequences of Fantasy Violence


Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein's creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality. From the creators of the hit supernatural saga, UNDERWORLD, comes the action thriller I, FRANKENSTEIN, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel "I, Frankenstein" by Kevin Grevioux.




Gimme Shelter

  • 1 hr 40 min
  • PG-13 | Violence, Mistreatment, All Involving Teens, Mature Thematic Material, Language and Some Drug Content


Based on a true story that centers on 16-year-old Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens), GIMME SHELTER uncovers the struggle for survival and the hope of redemption through the harsh realities of life on the streets. As a pregnant teenager, Apple’s journey plummets her into a perilous struggle until finding salvation in a suburban shelter for homeless teens. With provisions of unprecedented comfort, a collective sisterhood connection and female empowerment, the shelter elevates Apple to break the shackles of her past and inspires her to embrace the future with clarity, maturity and hope not only for herself but her unborn child.




Run and Jump


  • 1 hr 45 min
  • NR


In the wake of her husband's stroke, loving wife and mother Vanetia (Maxine Peake) gradually comes to realize that her household will never be the same again. Much to Vanetia's relief, a research grant from American doctor Ted Fielding (Will Forte) provides the funds needed to remain financially afloat. Ted wants to study how the family copes with such a severe trauma, and though at first his presence in the home strikes a chord of resentment in the overburdened Vanetia, he exhibits an air of tranquility that soon becomes a source of deep comfort to her. Likewise, Vanetia's unwavering strong will awakens a newfound sense of vitality in the reserved Dr. Fielding, resulting in growth and healing for all involved.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Box Office RESULTS: MLK WEEKEND










A Big 3-day MLK weekend with box office showing a 30% increase from last year to become second biggest MLK weekend ever with an est. $215.5M take total. Hey, thanks, Universal for giving it a one-two punch (Lone Survivor, $23.2M 3-day). Last night’s estimates for all pictures, including this weekend’s crowning champ, Ride Along, are holding steady, with a 3-day estimate now at $42.1M and a 4-day expected in at $48.1M from most distribs (Universal is still being cautious, saying $47.7M). For more info about Ride Along (the Tim Story directed,  Ice Cube and Kevin Hart starrer), read the updates below the numbers. So nothing much has changed from last night. And will take a look at other Oscar nominated pictures. The-Nut-Job-Movie-2014In the meantime, Open Road Films’ The Nut Job has stored away a tidy $20.5M for the three-day and $26.6M to $27.2M for the 4-day and can only imagine how much more it would have gathered hadFrozen melted some, but Disney’s picture can’t stop itself. Open Road Films is ecstatic, noting that Nut Job is the highest animated opener ever for a non-studio film (bigger than previous record-holder Coraline which opened to $16.8M in the 3-day in 2009). It’s also bigger than than Escape From Planet EarthFree Birds — both did 15.8M — and Hoodwinked, $12.4M. “We’re over the moon. We knew the picture was terrific and would play well with the young kids and into the teens. What helped us was the evening business,” said Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg. “We knew the picture deserved numbers like this. It’s a testament to our marketing and distribution team, (marketing pres.) Jason Cassidy and (evp distrib.) Elliot Slutzky.” Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is in fourth opening very soft and its worldwide gross expected at $41.6M so far. Don’t see how this film will become profitable. American Hustle got a nice little bump to take 6 and The Wolf of Wall Street in 9th and Her looks to nab the 10 spot.Devil’s Due, well, it’s … ah, never mind. How much will football impact today. It’s a key day for Ride Along, although it’s got a strong female audience on this one so that’s good news for Universal.


1). Ride Along (UNI), 2,663 theaters / $14.5M Fri. / $16.7M Sat. (+16%) / Estimated 3-day Cume: $42.1M / Per screen 3-day: $15,828 / Estimated 4-day Cume: $47.7M to $48.1M / Per screen 4-day:  $18,000 / Total Cume: $48.1M / Wk 1
2). Lone Survivor, (UNI) 2,989 theaters (+114) / $6.6M Fri. / $10.3M Sat. (+55%) / 3-day Cume $23.2M (-39%) / Per screen 3-day: $7,743 / 4-day Cume: $27.5M / Per screen 4-day: $9,191 / Total Gross: $78.3M / Wk 4
3) The Nut Job (OPRD) 3,427 theaters / $4.7M Fri. / $8.7M Sat. (+82%) / 3-day Cume: $20.5M / Per screen 3-day: $5,864 / 4-day Cume: $26.6M / Per screen 4-day: $7,777 / Total Gross:  $26.6M to $27.2M / Wk 1
4). Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PAR) 3,387 theaters / $5.3M Fri. / $6.8M Sat. (+28%) / 3-day Cume: $16.5M / Per screen 3-day: $4,890/ 4-day Cume: $19.4M / Per screen 4-day: $5,741 Total Gross: $19.4M / Wk 1
5). Frozen, (DIS) 2,979 theaters (-260) / $2.5M Fri. / $5.3M Sat. (+110%%) / 3-day Cume: $11.8M (-20%) / Per screen 3-day: $3,968/ 4-day Cume: $16M / Per screen 4-day: $5,371 / Total Gross:  $336.6M / Wk 9
6). American Hustle, (SONY) 2,204 theaters (-425) / $2.8M Fri./ $4.6M Sat. (+63%%) / 3-day Cume: $10.6M (+26%) / 3-day Per screen: $4,744 /4-day Cume: $12.4M to $12.7M / 4-day Per screen: $5,629 / Total Gross: $118.2M / Wk 6
7). Devil’s Due (FOX) 2,544 theaters / $3.4M Fri. / $3M Sat. (-13%)/ 3-day Cume: $8.4M / 3-day Per screen:  $3,308 / 4-day Cume: $9.49M / 4-day Per screen: $3,730 / Total Gross:  $9.5M / Wk1
8). August: Osage County, (TWC) 2,051 theaters (+1146) / $2M Fri.  / $3.4M Sat. (+54%) / 3-day Cume: $7.59M (+6%) / 3-day Per screen: $3,702 / 4-day Cume: $8.8M / 4-day Per screen: $4,419 / Total Gross: $19.7M / Wk 4
9). The Wolf Of Wall Street, (PAR) 1,930theaters (-591) / $2M Fri. / $3.2M Sat. (+60%) / 3-day Cume: $7.3M (+17%) / 3-day Per screen: $3,792 / 4-day Cume: $8.6M / 4-day Per screen: 4,495 / Total Gross: $91.5M / Wk 4
10). Her, (WB) 1,729 theaters (0) / $1.1M Fri. / $1.7M Sat. (+53%) / 3-day Cume: $4M (-25%) / 3-day Per screen: $2,327 / 4-day Cume: $4.7M / 4-day Per screen: 2,753 / Total Gross: $15.7M / Wk 5

Saturday, January 18, 2014

New vids on the AVE: Saturday edition




Whats good world, here's a couple of the latest videos dropped this week by a mixture of hip hop vets and Chicago city natives like Chella H. Enjoy !! 
















In theaters NOW




GOOD MORNING WORLD !! WELCOME TO THE FIRST "IN THEATERS NOW" OF 2014 !!!
THERE'S A COUPLE OF GOOD FILMS OUT ALREADY THAT HAVE BEEN RAKING IN AWARDS LEFT AND RIGHT (AMERICAN HUSTLE , THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) AND THIS WEEK LOOKS TO ADD A FEW MORE GREAT MOVIES TO CHECK OUT. CHECK BACK ON MONDAY AS WE DELIVER TO YOU THE BOX OFFICE RESULTS OF THIS WEEKEND. 


Devil's Due

  • 1 hr 29 min
  • R | Language and some bloody images

After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.



Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit


  • 1 hr 45 min
  • PG-13 | Intense Action, Brief Strong Language and Sequences of Violence

To his friends and loved ones, young Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) appears to be an ordinary executive; however, he has secretly worked for the CIA for years. Ryan was originally brought in to crunch global data, but when he uncovers a carefully planned scheme to crash the U.S. economy and spark global chaos, he becomes the only man with the skills to stop it. Now a full operative, Ryan finds himself caught between his secretive handler, his clueless fiancee and a brilliant Russian leader.



Ride Along


  • 1 hr 39 min
  • PG-13 | Sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language.

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. 



The Nut Job 3D


  • 1 hr 26 min
  • PG | Rude Humor and Mild Action

In animated 3D, THE NUT JOB is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.

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