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At The Box Office – December 18, 2015

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or stranded on a deserted island or Mars, you know that this weekend Disney/Lucasfilm unleashes Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens into multiplexes everywhere.  Box Office records will be not only broken, but most likely obliterated with advance screenings on Thursday night and a weekend that is pretty much sold out all over the known movie-going universe.  But here’s the thing, it’s not the only movie opening this weekend!

Star Wars counter-programming includes 20th Century Fox’s 4th film in the ongoing Alvin and the Chipmunks Saga, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. If you’re looking for something a little more adult, Universal has the comedy Sisters starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  Hopefully they fare better than Ron Howard’s In The Heart of the Sea last weekend, a $100+ budgeted movie that took in only $11 million at the weekend box office.  At least if these films bomb, they can blame Star Wars.

There are a few openings at the Specialty Box Office this weekend with Extraction starring Bruce Willis from Lionsgate, Son of Saul from Sony Classics, and Mojin-The Lost Legend from Well Go USA.

Here’s the full list of this weekend’s new movies.*

In Wide Release:

 

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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS (Lucasfilm / Disney)

 

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SISTERS (Universal)

 

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ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP (Fox)

 

In Limited Release:

 

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EXTRACTION (Lionsgate)

 

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SON OF SAUL (Sony Classics)

 

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MOJIN-THE LOST LEGEND (Well Go USA)

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THE LADY IN THE CAR WITH GLASSES AND A GUN (Magnolia)

 

*Titles and release information are subject to change. 

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