Good movies in theaters third week of February

As of February 17, according to Mojo Box Office, audiences continue to select redemptive and family-friendly movies, as the box office reveals, Among the top thirty box office hits, here is how some of them line up according to MOJO Box Office on Feb. 17: #6. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, "(surpassing American Sniper, earler top box office movie), #11. " Paddington," #17. "Selma," #26. "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," #28. "Unbroken," #29. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," and # 30. " Big Hero 6."

As of February 17, according to Fandango, these movies can still be seen theaters along with some other top movies from 2014 that include: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Annie (2014),” and "Penguins of Madagascar."

Highly anticipated redemptive and family-friendly movies coming to theaters soon include: "McFarland," (based on a true story of a Christian couple and coach) Feb. 20; "Dropbox," (based on a true story of a Korean pastor's rescue of orphaned babies) March 3; "Do You Believe?" (like a faith-based "Crash" from the creators of "God's Not Dead") March 20; and "David and Goliath," (produced with Biblical accuracy) April 24.

Other top movies of 2014 available in various forms for home use include the following: "The Giver," "Heaven Is for Real," "God's Not Dead," "The Monuments Men," "Dolphin Tale 2," "Muppets Most Wanted," "Planes: Fire & Rescue."

According to Movieguide associates in correspondence, Movieguide®, The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, conducts every year a comprehensive study of the content of the major movies released by Hollywood and the major independent film studios. This study analyzes what kind of content moviegoers in the United States and overseas prefer. The analysis is shared with executives of the major studios in Hollywood, as well as with other independent movie studios.

The annual Movieguide box office study has shown that in 2014 American moviegoers have preferred movies with conservative, redemptive, and family-friendly content or values over movies with strong liberal or R-rated elements and values, by more than three-to-one. This has been seen overseas as well. (Many countries around the world ban screening of movies with R-rated content.)

In our dark and dangerous world, many American movie-goers are seeking movies that are uplifting, inspiring, and redemptive. In a world full of fear, abuse, and violence, many Americans seek entertaining reprieves in movies that bring light into the darkness.