New Releases: ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby,’ ‘Blair Witch,’ ‘Snowden'

New Releases: ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby,’ ‘Blair Witch,’ ‘Snowden'

Three new releases come into the box office race this weekend including two sequels to highly successful films and a biopic of an incredibly controversial figure.

The second sequel to Sharon Maguire's hit romantic comedy Bridget Jones's Diary hits theaters today with the release of Bridget Jones's Baby.

Bridget Jones, over forty and single once again, decides to focus on her career as a top news producer.

When she meets a new man and discovers she is pregnant, she must figure out who the proud papa could be.

Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey star in this new romantic comedy from Miramax.

Bridget Jones's Baby is rated-R for language, sex references and some nudity; with a run time 122 minutes.

Controversial Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK, W.) returns to the director's chair for the retelling of the true story of NSA employee Edward Snowden; the man that leaked thousands of classified documents to the press.

In 2013, after becoming disillusioned with the USA government's surveillance practices, NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified documents.

Hailed by a hero by some and a traitor by others, Snowden fled the country to escape the wrath of the United States government.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson and Nicholas Cage star in this film based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

Snowden is rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity; with a run time of 134 minutes.

The horror film Blair Witch has a release this week after being surprised announced at San Diego Comic Con back in late July; this is the first entry into the franchise in sixteen years.

When James finds a tape of his missing sister's horrific experiences in the woods of the Blair Witch, he sets out with a group of friends to find his missing sister.

Unfortunately, the group soon becomes the target of the mythical Blair Witch and are maliciously hunted by the supernatural being.

James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson and Valorie Curry star in this found-footage horror film that ignores the second film in the franchise, instead opting to follow the first film in the franchise The Blair Witch Project.

Blair Witch is rated R for language, terror and some disturbing images; with a run time of 89 minutes.

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

  • Bridget Jones’s Baby
    • 2,900+
  • Snowden
    • 2,400
  • Blair Witch
    • 2,850

The weekend of September 23 brings two new wide releases.

Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen) tries his hand a remaking the 1960 western classic The Magnificent Seven, with the help of his all-star cast that includes: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Storks have moved away from delivering babies instead delivering packages, but when an order for a baby appears the storks must scramble to fix the error in the animated comedy Storks.

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