On the heels of February’s full slate of new releases, March’s variety of tentpole and franchise movies looks to put up promising numbers at the domestic box office. Several highly anticipated titles are set to land in theaters—rounding out Q1—and we have a feeling that the term “March Madness” will also pertain to box office results. Here’s a breakdown of the biggest wide releases coming to theaters this March.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral (March 1, 2019)
Cast: Tyler Perry, Courtney Burrell, Patrice Lovely, Cassie Davis, Ciera Payton
Director: Tyler Perry
The 10th movie in the Madea-verse, Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral looks to provide some comic relief at the box office this March. Although the funeral doesn’t appear to be for the trash-talking matriarch, Perry has confirmed that this will be Madea’s last “hallelujer.” That’s right, he’ll officially be hanging up the floral dresses and pearls after this one. As far as the plot goes, here’s the jist of it: Madea finds herself coordinating a family funeral during what was supposed to be a family reunion. Hilarity ensues, along with plenty of Madea’s signature bitch slaps.
See it with: anyone who loves a laugh
Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019)
Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Djimon Hounsou
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
One of the most anticipated movies of the year, Captain Marvel is the first Marvel Studios movie to hit theaters in 2019. It also happens to be the first female-led superhero film from the MCU. Brie Larson stars as the part-human part-Kree warrior whose bevy of superpowers is almost too long to list. The story lets us in on how former Air Force pilot Carol Danvers becomes one of the most powerful heroes in the universe and protects Earth from an inter-galactic war between the Skrulls (bad guys) and Krees (good guys). This is one that everyone’s going to be talking about.
See it with: family, friends, comic fans
Wonder Park (March 15, 2019)
Cast: Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson, Mila Kunis, John Oliver, Ken Jeong
This month’s animated feature Wonder Park follows a young girl named June who has an expansive imagination. When she discovers a run-down yet magical theme park in the woods, she teams up with her new friends to restore the park to its full glory. The dazzling, colorful animation will have kids entranced from the first scene to the end credits.
See it with: the kiddos
Five Feet Apart (March 15, 2019)
Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Parminder Nagra, Claire Forlani
Director: Justin Baldoni
A teen romance that’s sure to bring out the tears, Five Feet Apart stars Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse as hospital-ridden cystic fibrosis patients who are forbidden to touch. Despite their lack of physical contact, the two begin to catch feels as they navigate the complications of the disease.
See it with: someone you can ugly cry with
Us (March 22, 2019)
Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, Winston Duke
Director: Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated follow-up to the 2017 phenomenon Get Out takes on a decidedly more horror vibe. When uninvited guests pay a visit to a vacationing family of four, the family must fight for their survival while trying to figure out why the intruders possess an eerie resemblance to themselves. The psychological thrills and horror elements will undoubtedly wreak havoc on the nails of movie fans everywhere.
See it with: scary movie buffs
The Informer (March 22, 2019)
Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, Ana de Armas
Director: Andrea Di Stefano
This high-intensity crime drama stars Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon) as an ex-con turned FBI informant who gets forced into prison to take down a mob from the inside. Facing threats against himself and his family, he becomes desperate to find a way out.
See it with: fans of The Departed
Hotel Mumbai (March 29, 2019)
Cast: Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs, Nazanin Boniadi, Dev Patel, Anupam Kher
Director: Anthony Maras
Based on the true story of the 2008 terrorist attack on the Taj Hotel, Hotel Mumbai recounts the horrifying events through the perspective of the guests and staff who are being held hostage and must come together to survive.
See it with: suspense lovers
Dumbo (March 29, 2019)
Cast: Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Alan Arkin, Lucy DeVito
Director: Tim Burton
The classic Disney story we know and love soars into theaters as a live-action remake done by nonother than film visionary Tim Burton. Thanks to the wonders of CGI, the little elephant with the oversized ears looks so real you may just forget he’s made from pixels. Prepare to get your heartstrings tugged as the flying mammal and friends experience triumphs and tragedies in their struggling circus.
See it with: the family
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