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The Perfect Guy

Box Office Grosses
Week of Ending February 5, 2016
  Film Weekend B.O. Theater Count Total Gross
1. Ride Along 2 $4,560,715 2,172 $77,247,545
2. Fifty Shades of Black $2,080,924 2,075 $9,371,544
3. The Hateful Eight $343,989 373 $53,007,830
4. Creed $211,265 242 $108,988,796

Data provided by box office mojo

The Perfect Guy
Mystery, Thriller

In the film, Leah Vaughn (Lathan) appears to have the ideal life. She enjoys a challenging, fast-paced career as a lobbyist; Dave (Morris Chestnut), her longterm boyfriend loves her. And yet, at 36, she's ready to move to the next phase. Marriage and a family seem a logical and welcome step. Dave is not so sure. A bit commitment phobic, his misgivings lead to a painful break up. Enter Carter Duncan (Ealy), a handsome, charming stranger whose path keeps crossing with Leah's. Caring and solicitous of Leah and her family and friends, their relationship rapidly progresses. It seems Leah has met the perfect guy. But if it seems too good to be true... Soon Carter's protective nature morphs into something more sinister. It's clear Leah has to end this new relationship and when she does, her onetime lover becomes her ultimate enemy. It will take every bit of her cunning and resolve to escape and outwit him.

MPAA Rating: None
Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut
Writers: Tyger Williams

Produced by: Glenn S. Gainor, Tommy Oliver, Wendy Rhoads, Nicole Rocklin, Valerie Bleth Sharp ... co-producer Darryl Taja
Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

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Beasts of No Nation

Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African nation, is recruited into a unit of guerrilla fighters as civil war engulfs his country. Haunted by his father's own death at the hands of militants, which he fled just before witnessing, Agu is vulnerable to the dangerous yet paternal nature of his new commander. While the war rages on, Agu becomes increasingly divorced from the life he had known before the conflict started — a life of school friends, church services, and time with his family still intact. As he vividly recalls these sunnier times, his daily reality spins further downward into inexplicable brutality, primal fear, and loss of selfhood. His relationship with his commander deepens even as it darkens, and his camaraderie with a fellow soldier lends a deceptive sense of normalcy to his experience.

MPAA Rating: None
Starring: Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Richard Pepple
Writers: Cary Fukunaga

Produced by: Nnamdi Asomugha, Bill Benenson, Laura Bickford, Rebecca Cammarata, Todd Courtney, Daniel Crown, Daniel Damah, Fiona Drukenmiller, Alish Erman, Cary Fukunaga, Christine Holder, Mark Holder, Amy Kaufman, Riva Marker, Tommee May, Peter Pastorelli, Elika Portnoy, Jai Stefan, Tony Tagoe, Daniela Taplin Lundberg
Directed by: Cary Fukunaga

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War Room

Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident. Read more at:

MPAA Rating: PG
Starring: Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie
Writers: Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick

Produced by: Aaron Burns, Larry Frenzel, Alex Kendrick, Shannon Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick, Gary Wheeler
Directed by: Alex Kendrick

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Z for Zachariah
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

MPAA Rating: None
Starring: Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Writers: Nissar Modi (screenplay), Robert C. O'Brien

Produced by: Steve Bannatyne, Claudia Bluemhuber, Barry Brooker, Timothy Christian, Murray Francis, Pall Grimsson, Bill Johnson, Ryan R. Johnson, Steven Johnson, Sophia Lin, Tobey Maguire, Skuli Fr. Malmquist, Matthew Plouffe, Jim Seibel, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Thor Sigurjonsson, Stan Wertlieb, Robby J. Williams
Directed by: Craig Zobel

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Straight Outta Compton
Biography, Drama, Music

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

MPAA Rating: None
Starring: Corey Antonio Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr.
Writers: Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus

Produced by: Matt Alvarez, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, David Engel, F. Gary Gray, Adam Merims, Ronald G. Muhammad, William Packer, S. Leigh Savidge, Bill Straus, Alan Wenkus, Tomica Woods-Wright
Directed by: F. Gary Gray

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Fantastic Four
Superhero, Action, Adventure

Four young scientists achieve superhuman abilities through a teleportation experiment gone haywire. They must now use these abilities to save the world from an uprising tyrant.

MPAA Rating: None
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara
Writers: Simon Kinberg

Produced by: Avi Arad, Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Cliff Lanning, Stan Lee, Mark Millar, Hutch Parker, Matthew Vaughn
Directed by: Josh Trank

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Action, Drama, Sport

Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Willis to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services.

MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence
Writers: Kurt Sutter

Produced by: Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Antoine Fuqua, David Ranes, Alan Riche, Peter Riche, Kat Samick, David L. Schiff, Dylan Sellers, Kurt Sutter, Ezra Swerdlow, Steve Tisch
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

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Comedy, Drama

A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in Dope, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

MPAA Rating: None
Starring: Zoë Kravitz, Forest Whitaker, Blake Anderson
Writers: Rick Famuyiwa

Produced by: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Erica Brady, Michael Y. Chow, Sean Combs, Rick Famuyiwa, David Grace, David Lonner, Mimi Valdes, Caron Veazey, Forest Whitaker, Pharrell Williams
Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa

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