Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo, Dark Horizons and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in January:
THE BEST OFFER
Opens: January 3
Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush) is a solitary, cultured man whose reluctance to engage with others, especially women, is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession as a high-end antiques dealer. One day Virgil receives a phone call from a mysterious young heiress, Claire, who asks him to evaluate some family works of art. It will be the beginning of a relationship that will change his life forever. The cast includes Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland.
HERCULES: THE LEGEND BEGINS
Opens: January 10
In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules (Kellan Lutz of the Twilight Saga), knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe (newcomer Gaia Weiss), Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The cast includes Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do) and Rade Serbedzija (Red Widow).
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
Opens: January 17
Jack Ryan (Chris Pine), as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. The cast also includes Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley and Colm Feore.
THE NUT JOB
Opens: January 17
This animated film is set in fictional Oakton, following the travails of Surly (Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut-store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a complicated adventure. Additional voices will be provided by Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Stephen Lang, Katherine Heigl, Sarah Gadon and Maya Rudolph.
Opens: January 24
Street-wise, and only 16 years old, Apple (Vanessa Hudgens) has never had an easy life. Her mother, June Bailey (Rosario Dawson), an addict and prostitute, is verbally and physically abusive, and is grooming her daughter to follow in her footsteps. Apple knows the streets, alleys and motels like the back of her hand but wants more from her life. Apple runs away from her mother and tracks down her father whom she has never known, as he was only 19 when he got Apple's mother pregnant. Apple begs her now Wall Street Broker father, Tom Fitzpatrick (Brendan Fraser), to take her in. In the few days under her father's care, she learns she's become pregnant by a kid from the streets she met on the train, who now wants nothing to do with her. She is forced to leave her father's home because of her choice to give birth to the baby she is carrying. Apple runs away again, and is eventually taken under the wing of Father McCarthy (James Earl Jones), the chaplain of the local hospital after almost getting herself killed. He offers to let Apple live at a shelter for pregnant young women run by a spiritual woman named Kathy (Ann Dowd). It is here that Apple begins to tentatively interact with the other girls who are in the same predicament as she gradually begins to make a family for herself.
Opens: January 24
Frankenstein's monster, named Adam (Aaron Eckhart), having taken the surname of his creator, becomes involved in a war between two immortal clans in an ancient city. The cast includes Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck and Dexter), Miranda Otto and Jai Courtney.
Opens: January 31
Set in 1987 over the late summer holiday weekend, the film opens with divorced, depressed single mom Adele (Kate Winslet) clothes shopping with her 13-year-old son, Henry. They encounter a large, fearsome man who is bleeding badly, and against all judgment, they give him a ride to their home. The injured man is in fact an escaped convict from the local prison, and as the police search narrows, the mother and son gradually learn his true story and their options become more and more limited. The cast includes Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, J.K. Simmons and James Van Der Beek.
Movies coming out in February will be posted at the end of January.