Will Focus Days take down Fifty Shades?

Will our movie world continue to colorfully turn “Fifty Shades of (profitable) Grey” this weekend or will the “Focus” twist to a cool con man in the form of Will Smith? Not if our elusive superspy “Kingsman: The Secret Service” has anything to say about it, as he tries in vain to become king of the box office. Our reigning animated champ, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” intends to hold the hearts of innocent audience members for as long as he can tread water during these waning winter months.
Of course, cold moviegoers looking forward to a soothing, temperate spring might want to take the “Hot Tub Machine 2” forward in time to a more pleasant climate (while bringing in better box-office numbers for the watery crew). Those warm and friendly hot tubers might want to pick up the still-hot “American Sniper” on their way to the sizzling future in the hopes that his passionate presence will rub off on them (and their brand of humor might lighten his heavy load). Sports enthusiasts in “McFarland, USA” are passionate about their players while those fiery girls congregating around “The DUFF” are too busy perfecting their glamorous appearances to concern themselves with their less-pressed competition. As if polished princesses aren’t enough, we also have to deal with the undead experiencing “The Lazarus Effect” while creeping out passersby with their horrifying appearance.

Which passionate presence or creepy crawler will you choose to spend time with this weekend?

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Cold Days, Hot Entertainment

“Fifty Shades of Grey” continued to bring in countless romantics this weekend at the movies, coming in first at the domestic box office once again with $23.2 million. The “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was offering the best enigmatic type of service from the #2 position with $17.5 million. “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water” was catering to its little movie lovers from the animated arena known as #3 with $15.5 million. The inspirational Disney drama, “McFarland, USA” found a sunny spot at #4 with $11.3 million. Teen comedy “The DUFF” surprisingly outdid the rest of the movie pack, rounding out the top five with $11 million.

Troubled souls, secretive but silly servicemen, sports, spoiled teens, and everyone’s favorite square-panted sponge made for an eclectic crew, indeed, hanging out at our movie theaters and offering the coolest times during the frostiest of seasons.

Which of our cool characters made for the warmest company this cold weekend?

A Journey of a Thousand Cinematic Shades

Last weekend found a troubled billionaire experiencing “Fifty Shades of Grey” while bringing in a most profitable shade of green at the box office. Will a trip to the movies this weekend be as colorful? Might the “Kingsman: The Secret Service” outsmart him and pull off a secretive yet highly engaging takeover on his journey to undercover infamy? Is the always-engaging “Jupiter Ascending” or heading to her inevitable descent? When will that appealing “American Sniper” fall from movie grace and rise to the DVD ranks? With all this action and adult content floating around our movie screens, perhaps some folks will be searching for a more PG-related voyage and pay a visit to “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water,” where former animated arch-rivals find themselves on damp, common ground.

Of course, those looking to make new friends might want to check out the “Hot Tub Machine 2” for a watery but wacky trip in time. A visit to the small California town, “McFarland, USA might also be in order for those currently stuck in the never-ending cold.

Where will a warm trip to the movies take you this weekend?

A Colorful Movie Weekend

Got the winter blues? Is your world currently lacking color during this grey season? Audiences were counting “Fifty Shades of Grey” and finding the results profitably colorful this weekend for lovers, sending the sizzling story to the top spot at the domestic box office with $81.7 million. The “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was revealing the secret to movie success from the #2 place with $35.6 million. On a watery but more family-friendly terrain, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water” found a land-loving home at the #3 position with $30.5 million. Our “American Sniper” took a few steps down this weekend, allowing the romantics (and his spongy rival) to steal his thunder from the #4 zone with $16.4 million. A romantic in her own right, “Jupiter (found herself) Ascending” to the #5 locale with $9.4 million.

Shades of the cinematic rainbow appeared on the big screen, as a patriotic sniper, a celestial being, spies and a sponge named Bob all made for a sweet (in their own way) weekend at the movies. A sexy billionaire, however, found the brightest colors waiting in his long-anticipated arrival to the spotlight.

Which of our stories told the sweetest tale for you this tenderhearted weekend?

The Shades of Movie Love

On this most romantic of weekends, will the box office light up “Fifty Shades of Grey?” Perhaps the “Seventh Son” is dreaming up creative ways to be our only one? The “American Sniper” may not be known for his romantic skills, but he certainly has what it takes to stay in the movie game. Can the power of extraordinary love send “Jupiter Ascending” to an even higher movie level? Will last week ‘s pineapple-dwelling champ, “The SpongeBob Movie:Sponge out of Water” be treading on higher cinematic ground? Newcomer “Kingsman: The Secret Service, ” meanwhile, seems to be planning a clandestine meeting of some sort. Does he know the starry-eyed secret to success?
Which of our big-time stars will be feeling the most love this starry-eyed weekend at the movies? A shady billionaire or a sponge named Bob?
Come back on Sunday to find out!

Family Fun and Killer Entertainment

“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water” made one giant splash this weekend, catering to the most innocent of film lovers from the top spot at the domestic box office with $56 million. The record-breaking but far-from-innocent “American Sniper” was still killing it, this week from the #2 zone with $24.1 million.“Jupiter Ascending” rose to the occasion before landing at the #3 space with $19 million. Our “Seventh Son” was living a humble, fantasy-driven dream from the #4 place with $7.1 million. “Paddington” rounded out the top five, providing adorable, above-water family fun from the #5 spot with $5.3 million.

Animation combined creatively with live action, book adaptations starring cuties with killer smiles made for fine viewing, Jupiter was jumping while Paddington continued to make leaps and bounds on the entertainment playground. Cooper and Eastwood, meanwhile, were still making an impressive killer team.

Cuties or killers? Who made the biggest impression on you this weekend?

Jupiter Ascends. Who will Descend at the Box Office?

The first week in February promises to  be filled with the most creative characters, all vying for that coveted top spot at the box office. We all know what the “American Sniper” is capable of, but does he have what it takes to “kill” the competition indefinitely? Who will be the first to take him out? Maybe the “Seventh Son” will, ironically, be number one? After a long postponement, will “Jupiter Ascending” manage to rise above her worthy adversaries her first weekend out to play in an out-of-this-world environment? Can “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” in all its water-soaked innocence, send sweet “Paddington” packing? Might “The Boy Next Door,” nefarious schoolboy that he is, be kicked out of the box-office club due to poor attendance? Maybe he needs to check out the timeless lessons held within “Project Almanac” that state, “thou shalt not have affairs with older (yet strangely ageless) recently-divorce women.” The folks battling in the “Black or White” reality could learn a valuable lesson on family values while “The Wedding Ringer” clearly needs to be schooled in the business of proper movie etiquette, including when to exit the party gracefully.

Happily, all of our (questionably) graceful characters came to the cinematic party to enlighten, entertain, and, of course, engage in various acts of movie (mis)conduct.

Which of our stars will conduct themselves in the most engaging manner this weekend?

Check back on Sunday!!