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New Releases: ‘Ben-Hur’, ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ and ‘War Dogs’

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Three new films have been released into the wide domestic box office this weekend.

Leading the three with the most theaters is the stop motion animated fantasy, Kubo and the Two Strings from Laika Entertainment.

Forced from his once peaceful life in a small shore side village by a bitter spirit, the young Kubo is forced to flee for his life as the spirit seeks to reignite an age-old vendetta.

Running from chaotic monsters and vengeful gods, Kubo must locate an ancient magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a mythically powerful samurai.

Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes and George Takei star in this family friendly flick heavily inspired by Japanese culture.

Kubo and the Two Strings is rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril, with a run time of 101 minutes.

Director Todd Phillips (The Hangover Trilogy) once again teams-up with Warner Bros. to release his newest comedy, War Dogs.

Two twenty-something friends take advantage of a little known clause that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts.

Shortly the boys are thrown in over their heads as they are given a massive $300 million contract to arm the Afghan army, a contract that places them directly in the cross hairs of some very dangerous people.

Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Bradley Cooper and Kevin Pollack star in this war/comedy based on actual events.

War Dogs is rated R for language throughout, drug use and some sexual references; with a run time of 114 minutes.
Paramount Pictures hopes to once again capture the spectacle of one of the most respected films of all-time with the remake, Ben-Hur.
Judah Ben-Hur is falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, a commanding officer in the powerful Roman army.
After years of slavery and torture at sea, Judah sets out to return to what was once his home seeking revenge against his brother, but instead finds redemption.
Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro and Morgan Freeman star in this sixth adaptation of the famous novel, directed by the stylish director Timur Bekmanbetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).
Ben-Hur is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images, with a run time of 124 minutes.

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

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
    • 3,200
  • War Dogs
    • 3,100
  • Ben-Hur
    • 3,000

The weekend of August 26 brings three new wide releases.

When a group of young people decide to rob a blind man, they are thrown into a fight for survival against the seemingly super powered man in the horror film Don’t Breathe.

Robert De Niro leads the true story of boxing legend Roberto Duran and the relationship he had with his trainer, Ray Arcel in the drama Hands of Stone.

Jason Statham returns as Arthur Bishop to a rescue the love of his life from his most dangerous opponent yet in the action flick Mechanic: Resurrection.

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