Now that we’re into November and “Ender’s Game” has dethroned “Bad Grandpa” at the top of the box office, we’ve come up with the top five movies yet to be released this month.
1. "About Time" – In Theaters November 8
We’re really looking forward to the latest movie from the creators of “Love, Actually.” “About Time” is a rom-com/sci-fi hybrid that revolves around Tim Lake, a 21-year-old bachelor who travels through time in an effort to court the love of his life.
The film stars Domhnall Gleeson and romantic comedy aficionado Rachel McAdams. “About Time” has already made $10 million on advanced screenings, and we expect it to trend upward following the movie’s November 8 release nationwide.
2. "Thor: The Dark World" – In Theaters November 8
“Ye gods!” is right. The legendary Norse gods from Asgard are back in “Thor: The Dark World.” Having recently been betrayed by his brother in the first film, Thor must reunite with Loki this time around to save their home planet.
Chris Hemsworth has appeared as Thor in the 2011 self-titled movie, as well as the smash comic book crossover film, “The Avengers.” He is, of course, back in his same role, along with Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins, as Marvel looks to replicate the success of “Thor,” which made nearly $300 million at the box office two years ago.
3. "The Best Man Holiday" – In Theaters November 15
Speaking of sequels, we can’t wait to see “The Best Man Holiday.” It has been 14 years since “The Best Man” was released in 1999, but the majority of the original cast is returning this time around. When the crew reunites over the Christmas holidays, expect old romances and rivalries to be rekindled.
Malcolm Lee directed “The Best Man” and he’s back for the sequel along with his cousin, the legendary Spike Lee, who is again in charge of production. “The Best Man” made over $25 million in 1999 and we anticipate its follow-up will fare just as well, especially with the release date so close to the holidays.
4. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" – In Theaters November 22
Katniss Everdeen returns in the second installment of “The Hunger Games.” Having just won the 74th Annual Hunger Games, she is about to make her way across the districts on the “Victor’s Tour,” but along the way she begins to sense an uprising may be in the works.
Last year, the film adaptation of “The Hunger Games” made over $600 million in the box office. Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss and we expect “Catching Fire” to deliver every bit as much as its predecessor.
5. "Frozen" – In Theaters November 27
Disney’s “Frozen,” which received a major Thanksgiving release, is an animated story in which Anna (Kristen Bell, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) must save her kingdom from the wrath of her sister, whose powers have gotten out of control. Along the way, Anna encounters difficult weather and monsters that she faces with the help of her reindeer sidekick, Sven, and her mountain man friend, Kristoff.
“Frozen” is the 53rd animated movie in Disney’s history and is based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, who Disney fans might know as the man who inspired “The Little Mermaid.”