FAIRFIELD — Break dancers in search of a world title and a father on the hunt for his missing daughter are the plots in this weekend’s nationwide box office debuts.
In “Battle of the Year,” Laz Alonso stars as a hip-hop mogul who recruits his pal, a former basketball coach, to train a dream team of dancers who hope to win a world title.
Singer Chris Brown is featured in the PG-13 movie.
Hugh Jackman plays the lead role in “Prisoners,” a thriller about a desperate father who takes things into his own hands to rescue his missing daughter and her friend. Jake Gyllenhaal also stars. It’s rated R.
Opening in limited release are:
“Rush,” the Ron Howard film with Chris Hemsworth as Formula 1 racer James Hunt. Daniel Brühl plays his rival Niki Lauda. It’s rated R.
“Enough Said,” about two adults facing empty nests. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini star in the PG-13 movie.
“Haute Cuisine,” rated PG-13 and based on the story of French President Francois Mitterrand’s private cook.
“Ip Man: The Final Fight,” about a grandmaster forced to fight one last time for his honor and life. The PG-13 movie will be shown in Cantonese with English subtitles.
“C.O.G.,” the tale of a one man’s attempt to suppress his homosexuality by heading off to Oregon and taking a job picking apples. It’s rated R.
“My Lucky Star,” a romantic comedy with a dose of mistaken identity and an international crime caper. It’s not rated.
“A Single Shot,” a thriller set in the backwoods of West Virginia. It stars Samuel Rockwell, who mistakenly shoots a woman while aiming for a deer. William H. Macy also stars in the movie, which is rated R.
“Thanks for Sharing,” which features Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Robbins in a comedy about a group of friends in recovery. It’s rated R.
“+1,” a horror movie about three college friends who go to the party of the year. Something happens and they just want to get out of the party alive. It’s not rated.
“After Tiller,” rated PG-13. It’s a documentary that follows four colleagues of Dr. George Tiller. They, too, perform abortions in the third trimester.
“Generation Iron,” a look at the lives of top body builders. Mickey Rourke is featured in the PG-13 movie.
“In Search of the American Dream,” rated PG-13. It’s about a family of undocumented immigrants on the run from Child Protective Services as well as the law.
“Jewtopia,” a comedy where a man pretends to be Jewish to impress the girl of his dreams. It’s not rated. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Lynn Sigler star.
“The Short Game,” which centers on the best 7-year-old golfers as they prepare the World Championship of Junior Golf. It’s not rated.
“Zaytoun,” the story of an Israeli pilot shot down over Beirut and taken prisoners. It’s not rated.
For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.
Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.