Running time: 146 minutes
What it's about: Adam Sandler (above) plays a comic much like himself who contracts leukemia and confronts the emptiness of his life.
Our take: It has a smattering of hearty laughs and a never-better Sandler, but it's as weepy and interminable as "Terms of Endearment."
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
$ 255.6 million
Running time: 153 minutes
What it's about: Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe, above) must persuade an eccentric potions professor to reveal one source of Voldemort's power.
Our take: As Harry enters the thick of adolescence, the filmmakers reward him with a movie that bubbles and pops with humor and feeling.
Running time: 89 minutes
What it's about: A group of guinea pigs (including Tracy Morgan's Blaster, above) are transformed into superspies.
Our take: Loud and crass, this PG animated action picture has the vibe of a typical R-rated Jerry Bruckheimer headbanger.
The Ugly Truth
Running time: 97 minutes
What it's about: Katherine Heigl (above) stars in a battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy in which extreme opposites eventually attract.
Our take: The film deals in extremes that are often offensive, occasionally funny but mostly just tired.
Aliens in the Attic
Running time : 86 minutes
What it's about: A group of kids band together to save their vacation home from alien invaders.
Our take: Not good, but not horrible. It has a few positive messages and a few laughs.