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"The Dark Knight" Crosses $1B Mark in Worldwide Box Office

Warner Bros. Pictures announced Friday that The Dark Knight has crossed a major milestone last week by grossing a total of more than one billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts since its opening in July 2008. According to the press ... (more)

2009 Academy Award Winners

The 81st Annual Academy Awards ceremony was held today, February 22nd, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Centre. It was televised live by ABC, and the host this year was actor Hugh Jackman. His opening was entertaining, allowing ... (more)

Real-time Oscar Updates

As is our custom each year, I will be updating our records as the Academy Awards are announced during the ceremony tonight. The easiest way to see which movies win awards, check out the Academy Award® Winners and Nominees page in Now Showing. ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of February 20, 2009

  1. Madea Goes to Jail
  2. Coraline
  3. Taken
  4. He's Just Not That Into You
  5. Slumdog Millionaire
  6. Friday the 13th (2009)
  7. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  8. Confessions of a Shopaholic
  9. Fired Up
  10. The International

For more details, see our Top Box Office Movies page.

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That's it for this week, so take a look at what's new in theaters and what's coming up in the next couple of weeks. Have a good weekend!

Scott Jentsch
Publisher, The BigScreen Cinema Guide

New Releases

The following are new releases opening in theaters in the next week.

An American Affair

Starring Gretchen Mol, James Rebhorn, Cameron Bright, Noah Wyle, Perrey Reeves, Mark Pellegrino

Genre - Drama
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Crossing Over
Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost.

Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. Writer-director Wayne Kramer explores the allure of the American dream, and the reality that immigrants find--and create--in 21st century L.A.

Starring Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess, Ashley Judd, Cliff Curtis, Alice Braga, Summer Bishil

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
pervasive language, some strong violence and sexuality/nudity

Echelon Conspiracy
Mysterious cell phone messages promise a young American engineer untold wealth--then make him the target of a deadly international plot. Dangerous security operatives chase the engineer across the globe, while a powerful government official pursues a mysterious agenda that threatens the stability of the entire world.

Starring Shane West, Edward Burns, Ving Rhames, Yuri Kutsenko, Sergey Gubanov

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
sequences of intense violence and action, some sexuality and brief language

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
A rockumentary which blends excerpts from the Brothers’ red-hot “Burning Up” concert tour, including guest performances from Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift, with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, off-the-wall segments, a never-before-heard song (“Love Is on Its Way”), swarming fans and a lot of JB style—giving fans never-before-seen insights into the lives of Kevin, Joe and Nick.

Starring Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Christa B. Allen, Rebekah Brandes

Genre - Musical
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Rated G

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (IMAX 3D)
The Jonas Brothers head to the big screen in a high-energy Walt Disney Pictures rockumentary feature film event from director Bruce Hendricks ("Hanna Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert").

The film blends excerpts from the Brothers' red-hot "Burning Up" concert tour, including guest performances from Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift, with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, off-the-wall segments, a never-before-heard song ("Love Is On Its Way"), swarming fans and lots of JB-style humor—giving fans never-before-seen insights into the lives of KEVIN, JOE and NICK.

Jonas Brothers: A 3D Concert Experience has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®.

Starring Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Christine Quynh Nguyen, Amanda Spencer

Genre - Program
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Rated G

Play the Game
Twenty-eight year-old David is an expert at using his psychological skills to manipulate customers in his job as a luxury car salesman -- and manipulate women in his life as a ladies' man.

When David's lonely, widowed grandpa asks for David's help in reentering the dating world to find a companion, David agrees to teach him all his secret tricks.

Starring Paul Campbell, Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts, Marla Sokoloff, Liz Sheridan

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual content and language

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Based on the legendary video game by Capcom, STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI brings a new dimension to a world and characters beloved by millions.

Devastated by the kidnapping of her father, Chun-Li takes to the streets of Hong Kong, embarking on an epic quest for justice – and hurtling toward a confrontation with a seemingly unstoppable foe.

Starring Kristin Kreuk, Moon Bloodgood, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein, Neal McDonough

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of violence and martial arts action, and some sensuality

The Trouble With Romance

Starring Jordan Belfi, John Churchill, Josie Davis, Portia Dawson, David Eigenberg

Genre - Comedy
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The Velveteen Rabbit
Toby Morgan is a young boy, but feels the loneliness of his strict grandmother and increasingly distant father. His discovery of the "magic attic" offers a safe haven where he finds a stuffed rabbit his mom left him before she passed away. His tears transform the rabbit into a playful animated Rabbit and his amazing animated adventures begin. Rabbit's one wish is become a real rabbit someday, and Toby's wish is to have a happy, supportive family again. Through lessons learned with the help of a Swan and Horse, and the transforming power of love, both wishes come true.

Starring Jane Seymour, Tom Skerritt, Ellen Burstyn, Matthew Harbour, Kevin Jubinville

Genre - Family
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Rated G

Revanche

Starring Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Michael-Joachim Heiss, Andreas Lust, Hanno Pöschl

Genre - Drama
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12
This is the story of 12 jurors discussing a verdict to pass on an 18-year-old Chechen boy--whether he is guilty of the first-degree murder of his step-father, an officer of the Russian army. The film thinks aloud about today's life, about the need to hear the next of kin and help that person before its too late. The action of the picture unveils in one room--a gym adjusted for jury deliberations.

Starring Sergei Makovetsky, Sergei Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko, Yuri Stoyanov, Sergei Gazarov

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
violent images, disturbing content, thematic material, brief sexual and drug references, and smoking

A Powerful Noise LIVE

Genre - Program
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For a complete list of recent movies playing in theaters, please see our "New Movies" page.

Coming Soon

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