1. Black Panther
2. Early Man
3. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
5. Poop Talk
The Philadelphia Story
The enduring comedy-romance from 1940 plays in theaters nationwide Sunday and next Wednesday as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics Series. For theaters, tickets and showtimes: www.fathomevents.com.
Dream team: The casting doesn’t get much better than this: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart. Hepburn plays spoiled socialite Tracy Lord. About to embark on a second marriage, she juggles her fiancé, ex-husband and a couple of scandal-sheet reporters.
Oscar-worthy: Based on Philip Barry’s play, the film, directed by George Cukor, was nominated for six Academy Awards and won two (for James Stewart and for Donald Ogden Stewart’s screenplay).
Sing it: In 1956, it was remade as the musical High Society, with Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. You may have heard of the songwriter: Cole Porter.
Tops at the box office
1. Fifty Shades Freed, $38.5 (new)
2. Peter Rabbit, $25 (new)
3. The 15:17 to Paris, $12.5 (new)
4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, $10 ($365.8 total)
5. The Greatest Showman, $6.4 ($146.5)
New on Netflix
1. DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 6 (Friday)
2. Evan Almighty (Friday)
3. First Team: Juventus: Season 1 (Friday)
4. Blood Money (Saturday)
5. The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale (Sunday)
While Fifty Shades Freed is burning up the box office, its steamy soundtrack album is now trending with songs by Sia, Bishop Briggs, Sabrina Claudio, Jessie J, Hailee Steinfeld (with BloodPop), and two from Julia Michaels. Jon Pareles in the New York Times was mildly impressed, saying “despite skillful songs from Ms. Michaels and Sia, there’s a sense of obligations being met, bases being touched. It’s the bane of most sequels, and the songs in Fifty Shades Freed can’t escape it.”
Three Dog Night
Where/When: Akron Civic Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $39-$77. www.akroncivic.com.
Weekend Tipsheet: Black Panther,’ The Philadelphia Story,’ Fifty Shades’