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New Releases: ‘Pete’s Dragon,’ ‘Sausage Party’ and ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

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Three new releases throw their hat into the ring for box office dominance this weekend.

Leading the charge is the latest Disney remake, the family-friendly fantasy Pete’s Dragon.

An orphan boy found in the woods, explains to his rescuers how he survived out in the wild thanks to his friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

With the revelation of the existence of a giant green dragon, the boy and his rescuers are flung into a dangerous and magical adventure.

Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, and Karl Urban star in this modern retelling of the classic 1967 film.

Pete’s Dragon is rated PG for action, peril and brief language; with a run time of 102 minutes.

Billed as the first R-rated CGI animated film, Sausage Party aims to stretch the bounds of what can be done in an animated film.

As food, their only want in life is to be chosen by humans and allowed to go home with us, but when they discover what humans do to food; their entire outlook on life is shattered.

Not content on becoming lunch, a group of groceries go on a quest back to the supermarket to warn others of what waits for them when they leave.

Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Michael Cera, Salma Hayek, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, and many more star in this incredibly off-beat comedy from the writers of Pineapple Express and This is the End.

Sausage Party is rated R for strong crude sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use; with a run time of 89 minutes.

Meryl Streep teams up with famed director Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen) to tell the incredible true story of one of the worst opera singers to ever take the stage in Florence Foster Jenkins.

When a New York heiress dreams of becoming a world class opera singer, she turns to a man that may be able to help her.

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant star in this comedic biopic from the producers of I Heart Huckabees and Being John Malkovich.

Florence Foster Jenkins is rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material; with a run time of 110 minutes.

Here is a list of this week’s newest releases and theater counts courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  • Pete’s Dragon
    • 3,400
  • Sausage Party
    • 2,800
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
    • 1,500

The weekend of August 19 brings three new wide releases.

The sixth adaptation of Lee Wallace’s novel, Ben-Hur, follows the journey of Judah Ben-Hur who was falsely accused of treason returning to his homeland for revenge.

Famed animation studio Laika Entertainment’s fourth film, Kubo and the Two Strings, focuses on a young boy named Kubo on a quest to find a mythical suit of armor that can defeat a vengeful spirit.

Jonah Hill and Miles Teller team-up with director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School)  to tell the true story of two childhood friends that won a $300 million contract to supply American allies with munitions in the action/comedy War Dogs.

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