Cinema Releases March 31 2017 – Will it be The Smufs or Ghost in the Shell?

Heading to the cinema this weekend? No worries as we will take you through the weeks new releases along with movie trailers. So here are the cinema releases March 31 2017 for the UK & US.

This week sees the release of Ghost in the Shell in UK & US. Other releases include the crime action film Free Fire (UK).

Cinema Releases

Ghost in the Shell (Sci-fi, Action)

Released 31st March 2017 UK/US (12A/PG-13) 107 Mins

  • Starring Scarlett Johansson; Michael Pitt; Michael Wincott

Scarlett Johansson plays The Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid. She heads up an elite task force known as Section 9. The mission is to stop the most dangerous criminals and extremists.

Free Fire (Action, Crime, Drama)

Released 31st March 2017 UK (15) 91 Mins

  • Starring Sharlto Copley; Armie Hammer; Brie Larson; Cillian Murphy
  • Jack Reynor; Michael Smiley; Sam Riley; Noah Taylor

A  gun deal in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang who are selling them goes from a simple business deal into a game of survival.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (Animated Adventure)

Released 31st March 2017 UK (U) 90 Mins

  • Starring Voiced by: Demi Lovato; Joe Manganiello; Jack McBrayer; Keegan-Michael Key
  • Mandy Patinkin; Bill Hader; Rainn Wilson; Danny Pudi

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (Horror)

Released 31st March 2017 UK (15) 87 Mins

  • Starring Brian Cox; Emile Hirsch; Ophelia Lovibond
  • Michael McElhatton; Olwen Kelly

Coroner Tommy Tilden runs a family-owned morgue and crematorium in Virginia. When the local Sheriff brings calls him in on an emergency case relating to an unknown female corpse nicknamed ‘Jane Doe’, found in the basement of a home where a multiple homicide took place.

What at first glance appears to be an open-and-shut case turns into anything but.

The Boss Baby (Animated, Comedy)

Released 31st March 2017 US (PG) 97 Mins

The Zookeeper’s Wife (Drama)

Released 31st March 2017 US (PG-13) 126 Mins

  • Starring Jessica Chastain; Johan Heldenbergh; Michael McElhatton; Daniel Brühl

This is the story of the keeper of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Żabiński, who helped save hundreds of Jews during the German invasion of Poland.

Top 10 Box Office Films

What movies/films have we all been watching over the last week, time to find out as we take a look at the Top 10 Box Office Films in both the US and UK.


1(1)Beauty and the BeastWalt Disney$90,426,717
2NewPower RangersLionsgate$40,300,288
3(2)Kong: Skull IslandWarner Bros$14,670,653
4NewLifeSony Pictures$12,501,936
5(3)Logan20th Century Fox$10,334,390
6(4)Get OutUniversal$8,851,845
7NewCHiPSWarner Bros$7,722,802
8(5)The ShackLionsgate$3,859,551
9(6)The Lego Batman MovieWarner Bros$2,100,951
10(7)The Belko ExperimentBH Tilt$1,878,370


1(1)Beauty and the BeastDisney£12,334,338
2NewPower RangersLionsgate£1,574,624
3(3)Get OutUniversal£1,366,829
4(2)Kong: Skull IslandWarner Bros£1,132,269
5(4)Logan20th Century Fox£763,333
6NewLifeSony Pictures£743,281
7NewThe Lost City of ZStudioCanal£270,139
8NewCHiPs: Law and DisorderWarner Bros£205,933
9(8)Moulin Rouge! (Secret Cinema 2017)20th Century Fox£200,559
10NewIdomeneo - Met Opera 2017 (Opera)Met Opera£186,423

Comment by Dr. Loomis

There you have it the Cinema Releases March 31 2017. Ghost in the Shell looks interesting although I have a feeling I may well be disappointed with this one.

Free Fire just looks rather stupid and lacking in plot but who knows maybe it’s just a badly edited trailer!