This Weekend In Movies: 3/17/2016

Welcome back to this weekend in movies, your occasionally irrelevant but always weekly  Zootopia again dominated the box office, bringing in $50 million in its second weekend, while 10 Cloverfield Lane came in second with $25 million in its opening weekend. Deadpool remained strong, coming in at No. 3, and Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Brothers Grimsby tanked so badly it’s behind the limping (but pretty good!) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

But enough about numbers. Here’s what’s new this weekend.

Miracles from Heaven, which opened Wednesday, stars Jennifer Gardner and Queen Latifah—for some reason—and is this week’s release For The Christian set. Garner is the mother of a terminally ill child whose inoperable illness is cured when the girl falls out of a tree and almost died. The Lord works in mysterious ways!

Krisha, a higher-brow Ricki and the Flash finds a woman returning to her family a decade after she left them, with her demons still fully intact.

The Program is a French-made biopic following Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal through the research and efforts of a journalist, played by Chris O’Dowd. Lee Pace and Jesse Plemmons (as Floyd Landis) also star. The criminally underrated Ben Foster portrays Lance Armstrong.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant is the final chapter in The Divergent Series (out just in time for Lent!), which finds Tris (Shailene Woodley) in a “dull dystopia.” With Miles Teller.

The Bronze finds Melissa Rauch (with Tonya Harding’s hair) as an angry, forgotten, broke gymnast stuck in the past and forced to help a rising Olympic star.

Also out this weekend are… Burning Bodhi, a story of a young dude who reluctantly returns to New Mexico to mourn the death of his best friend (stars Kaley Cuoco); A Space Program, a documentary from Tom Sachs and directed by Van Neistat; Kapoor & Sons, a Hindi-language comedy that finds two brothers falling in love with the same woman when they visit their parents and grandfather in Coonoor, India; The Preppie Connection, the “incredibly true story” of spoiled prep kids, one hot girl, and one scholarship kid doing cocaine in 1984; Ktown Cowboys, the raunchy saga of five bachelors taking L.A.’s Koreatown by storm; Midnight Special, a drama starring Michael Shannon (also ridiculously unappreciated) as a father protecting his son from religious extremists; My Golden Days, starring Mathieu Almaric as an anthropologist reminiscing on his yellow-tinged, magical youth.

Previously opened films include The Young Messiah, RisenLondon Has FallenEddie the Eagle, and Where to Invade Next.

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