HOT TICKET

Eric Church

Where/When: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (formerly The Q) in Cleveland, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Tickets: $39 and up. www1.ticketmaster.com.

 

 

MOVIE OPENINGS

1. "Penguins"

2. "Breakthrough"

3. "Peterloo"

4. "Teen Spirit"

5. "The Curse of La Llorona"

6. "Amazing Grace"

7. "High Life"

 

 

QUICK TAKE

"Penguins" slides into theaters.

 

Penguin power: It's safe to say that penguins, and penguin documentaries, are among the most popular movie draws. "March of the Penguins," from 2005, is still the top-grossing nature film of all time. It's also the second most successful documentary of any kind, behind only the politically charged "Fahrenheit 9/11" from 2004.

Slippery Steve: The latest penguins chronicle, which opened Wednesday, comes from Disneynature, which has given us the crowd-pleasing "Dolphins," "Bears," "Monkey Kingdom" and "Born in China" (about pandas), among others. This time, we follow "Steve," an Adélie penguin looking to find a partner and start a family as he battles the elements in Antarctica.

Comedy, too: Narrated by Ed Helms and directed by Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson, the production used 16 photographers to capture every angle. Variety raves, "With irreverence, charm, sparkling cinematography, and a catchy pop soundtrack, this marks the series’ youngest-skewing, most comedic [Earth Day-related] documentary yet."

 

 

TOPS AT THE BOX OFFICE

1. "Shazam!," $25 ($94.9 total)

2. "Little," $15.5 (new)

3. "Hellboy," $12 (new)

4. "Pet Sematary," $10 ($41)

5. "Dumbo," $9 ($89.9)

(In millions; boxofficemojo.com)

 

 

TRENDING

Ben Platt

The Tony-winning star of "Dear Evan Hansen" is about more than Broadway musicals. His debut album of personal songs, "Sing to Me Instead," debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart. The 25-year-old singer-actor, and now songwriter, launches a 12-city tour on May 3.

 

 

NEW ON NETFLIX

1. "My First First Love"

2. "Someone Great" (Friday)

3. "A Fortunate Man" (Friday) 

4. "Cuckoo: Season 5" (Friday)

5. "Grass is Greener" (Saturday)

 

 

ON THE COVER

Brianna-Marie Bell, center, sings "Webster Avenue" in "A Bronx Tale" with Antonio Beverly, from left, Ashley McManus, Brandi Porter and Jason Williams. In back is Kirk Lydell. [Joan Marcus]