Movie Openings

1. Fifty Shades Freed

2. Peter Rabbit

3. The 15:17 to Paris

4. Oscar-Nominated Shorts

5. The Insult

6. Entanglement

7. Permission

Fifty Shades Freed

Yes, folks, the third film in the Fifty Shades series arrives in theaters in time for Valentine’s Day.

Married life: Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) get hitched, return home after a long honeymoon and settle into married life in Seattle with new conflicts — and romance!

Book sales: Derided as “mommy porn,” the books by E.L. James have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. The films, all released around V-Day, have been largely trashed by critics.

Box office: While not exactly mega-blockbusters, the previous films have cracked the $100 million mark. Fifty Shades of Grey earned more than $166 million at the domestic box office in 2015, while Fifty Shades Darker pulled in more than $114 million in 2017.

Tops at the box office

(in millions)

1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, $10.9 ($352.5 total)

2. Maze Runner: The Death Cure, $10.4 ($40)

3. Winchester, $9.3 (new)

4. The Greatest Showman, $7.6 ($137.3)

5. The Post, $5.2 ($67.2)


New on Netflix

1. Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers

2. Imposters: Season 1

3. The Emoji Movie

4. Seeing Allred (Friday)

5. The Ritual (Friday)



Season one of the con artist comedy-drama arrives on Netflix this week. Israeli actress Inbar Lavi stars as Maddie, a woman who marries unsuspecting souls, then runs off with their money. Shock and heartbreak usually lead to revenge-seeking. Variety called it a “sudsy, funny drama” when it debuted last year on Bravo. Lea Palmieri was even more enthusiastic on, dubbing the show “fun, twisty, slick, and worth watching — more than once!”

Hot Ticket

3 Doors Down

Where/When: Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, 8 p.m. Friday

Tickets: $37.50-$59.50.