After last Friday’s releases of London Has Fallen, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Zootopia, this Friday has a lot to live up to.
Zootopia, Disney’s latest animated feature, broke the record for opening weekend takings of a Disney movie, raking in $75million over three days.
That was more than Frozen took back when it opened in November 2013, a feat you’d hardly think was possible given the popularity Elsa and her friends have enjoyed ever since.
But things are looking good for movie fans this Friday as well, with four great new offerings set to hit theaters around the country – as well as lots of other smaller films on limited release.
Here’s the four movies out this Friday which you shouldn’t miss.
10 Cloverfield Lane
Produced by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J Abrams, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield.
Starring John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, it follows the story of a woman held in an underground cellar by two men who say she can’t leave because there’s been a global chemical attack in the outside world.
Judging by the trailer, this is going to be one of the most gripping films – and surprise stars – of the year.
The Brothers Grimsby
If you enjoyed Ali G’s appearance at the Oscars and are a fan of the likes of Borat and The Dictator, then you’ll probably enjoy this.
British actor Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest outing sees him play Nobby, a football-supporting dad-of-11 from the deprived English town of Grimsby.
But there’s something special about him – his brother’s the top assassin with secret service agency MI6.
The Perfect Match
Another comedy, but this time a romantic one, The Perfect Match has Queen Latifah as executive producer and is directed by music video legend Bille Woodruff.
Ladies’ man Charlie (Terrence Jenkins) loses his attraction for women as soon as he gets his way with them.
But when he meets the enigmatic Eva (Cassie Ventura), something changes.
The Young Messiah
Released just in time for Easter, The Young Messiah depicts a fictional tale of Jesus Christ as a boy of seven.
It is told from his point of view and follows him and his family as they leave Egypt and head back to Nazareth, where he learns about himself and his life.
It’s based on Anne Rice’s 2005 book Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt and stars the young Adam Greaves-Neal as Jesus and Sean Bean as Severus.