Trailer Park -1/24 Edition: ‘I, Frankenstein’ and ‘Gimme Shelter’ storm the box office

By Michelle Vaccaro,

It’s a fight for survival at the box office this weekend. People’s personal struggles decide the fate of others. A man who some consider a monster may be all mankind has to save them from destruction.

A creature, who has roamed the earth for over 200 years, is torn between good and evil in I, Frankenstein. While others vie for his secret to immortality, Adam discovers he can control the existence of humankind. The PG-13 sci-fi action film stars Aaron Eckhart and Bill Nighy. It’s runs for one hour and thirty-two minutes in 2D, 3D and IMAX theaters.

A troubled teen on the streets struggles with her past in Gimme Shelter. Born to a drug addict mother and bounced around from place to place, a pregnant 16-year-old finally finds a home and a family at a suburban shelter. Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones star in the PG-13 film. The one hour and forty minute drama is based on a true story. It’s available in limited theaters.

Medieval live action role-play gets out of hand in Knights of Badassdom. While trying to cast a spell, a group of three friends accidently summon an evil spirit. Now they must put their battling skills to the test in order to slay the demon. Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn and Peter Dinklage star in the limited released film. The Sci-fi adventure film plays for one hour and twenty-five minutes. It’s rated R for violence, language, drugs and sex.

Work brings a detective and a fetish photographer together in 24 Exposures. When a model is found dead, the two meet and become intrigued by the other’s occupation. The unrated, limited released thriller runs for one hour and seventeen minutes.

Some of this week’s stories have a sci-fi twist, but next week it’s about real life situations. Hitting theaters on Jan. 31 are the dating escapades of That Awkward Moment and the love story Labor Day.

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