OPENING THIS WEEK

“PROMETHEUS” (R) (2:04) Stars Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. Directed by Ridley Scott. A team of explorers discovers a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40; Windham 5 Star Fri 3:55, 7:10, 9:50 Sat-Wed 12:55, 3:55, 7:10, 9:50; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Wed 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Wed (all 3D) 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12, 12:30 (IMAX 3D), 2:45, 3:15 (IMAX 3D), 6:45, 7 (IMAX 3D), 9:25, 9:45 (IMAX 3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 12:20 (3D), 3:10, 3:30 (3D), 7, 7:15 (3D), 9:45, 10 (3D); Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:10, 1:40 (3D), 4, 4:40, (3D), 7, 7:30 (3D), 9:20 (3D), 10

“MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED” (PG) (2:04) Stars Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock and David Schwimmer. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon. Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to New York. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: A traveling circus, which they reinvent — Madagascar style.

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Fri (all 3D) 2:40, 4:40, 6:45, 9 Sat-Wed (all 3D) 12:30, 2:40, 4:40, 6:45, 9; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:30 (3D), 4:45 (3D), 6:50 (3D), 9; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Wed (all 3D) 11:45, 2, 4:20, 7:15, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12 (3D), 12:15, 2:10 (3D), 2:30, 4:15 (3D), 4:30, 7 (3D), 7:15, 9:10 (3D), 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:30, 11:50 (3D), 1:50, 2:10 (3D), 4:20, 4:40 (3D), 6:50, 7:10 (3D), 9:10, 9:30 (3D); Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 12:30, 1 (3D), 1:30, 3:15, 3:45 (3D), 4:10, 6:30, 7:15 (3D), 7:35, 9:30 (3D), 10:10 Mon-Wed 1 (3D), 1:30, 3:45 (3D), 4:10, 7:15 (3D), 7:35, 9:30 (3D), 10:10

“FIRST POSITION” (NR) (1:30) Stars Aran Bell, Gaya Bommer Yemini and Michaela Deprince. Directed by Bess Kargman. A documentary about six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20

NOW SHOWING

“THE AVENGERS” (PG-13) (2:22) Stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner. Directed by Joss Whedon. A team of super humans forms The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30; Windham 5 Star Fri 3:50, 6:50, 9:45 Sat-Wed 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:45; Nordica (Freeport) Today (all 3D) 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12 (3D), 3, 6:45 (3D), 9:45 Fri-Wed 12, 3, 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:20 (3D), 12:45, 3:15 (3D), 3:45, 6:30 (3D), 6:45, 9:25 (3D), 9:45 Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:10, 12:20 (3D), 3:30, 3:40 (3D), 6:40, 6:50, 7 (3D), 9:40, 9:50, 10 (3D) Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:30, 6:45, 9:45; Brunwick 10 Today 12:30 (3D), 1, 3:40 (3D), 4, 6:45 (3D), 7:10, 9:30, 9:55 (3D) Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:50, 7:10, 9:45

“BATTLESHIP” (PG-13) (2:11) Stars Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson and Rihanna. Directed by Peter Berg. A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 4, 7; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:45, 3:30, 7, 9:45 Fri-Wed 2:30, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12, 3:10, 6:40, 9:30 Fri-Wed 6:40, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Today 12:40, 4:20, 7:50 Fri-Sun 9:25 Mon-Wed 12:30, 3:25, 6:30, 9:25

“THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL” (PG-13) (1:30) Stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith. Directed by John Madden. British retirees travel to India to live in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. The Marigold Hotel is less appealing than its original advertisements but turns out to charm its occupants in unexpected ways.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Today 1:30, 4, 6:30 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:35; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 1, 4:15, 7, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:45, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 6:50, 9:40

“CHERNOBYL DIARIES” (R) (1:30) Stars Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Olivia Dudley and Nathan Phillips. Directed by Bradley Parker. Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 11:30, 1:40, 3:50, 6, 8, 10 Fri-Wed 11:30, 1:40, 10; Cinemagic Saco Today 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Fri-Wed 5, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:10, 2:10, 4:20, 7:20, 9:30 Fri-Wed 11:30, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Today 1:25, 4:05, 7:40, 10:05 Fri-Wed 12:50

“CROOKED ARROWS” (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Brandon Routh, Michael Hudson and Gil Birmingham. Directed by Steve Rash. A Native American lacrosse team plays its way through a prep school league tournament.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45

“DARK SHADOWS” (PG) (1:53) Stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Tim Burton. An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Fri 3:45, 6:55, 9:25 Sat-Wed 1:10, 3:45, 6:55, 9:25; Nordica (Freeport) Today-Wed 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 11:45, 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 10 Fri-Wed 4:50, 10; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:25, 3, 7:05, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 10 Fri-Wed 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 10; Brunswick 10 Today 1:10, 4:10, 7:15, 9:50

“THE DICTATOR” (R) (1:53) Stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris and John C. Reilly. Directed by Larry Charles. The story of a heroic dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy will never come to the country he so lovingly oppresses.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:30, 3:40, 5:40, 7:45, 9:50 Fri-Wed 9:25; Nordica (Freeport) Today 1, 3, 5, 7:45, 10; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:15, 2:10, 4:05, 6, 8, 10 Fri-Wed 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 7:10, 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12, 2, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 12, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Today 3:45, 7:25, 10:15

“THE HUNGER GAMES” (PG-13) (2:22) Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Stanley Tucci. Directed by Gary Ross. Set in a future where the government selects a boy and girl from each of the 12 districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the match.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:45, 9:45

“MEN IN BLACK III” (PG-13) (1:30) Stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Jemaine Clement. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Agent J travels back to the 1960s, the MIB early years, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45; Windham 5 Star Fri 4:10, 7:05, 9:30 Sat-Wed 1, 4:10, 7:05, 9:30; Nordica (Freeport) Today (all 3D) 1:30, 4, 7:15, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4, 7:10, 9:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today (all 3D) 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 Fri-Wed 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Today 12 (3D IMAX), 12:15, 12:30, 2:20 (3D IMAX), 2:35, 2:45, 4:40 (3D IMAX), 4:50, 5, 7 (3D IMAX), 7:15, 7:30, 9:20 (3D IMAX), 9:30, 9:45 Fri-Wed 12:15, 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:05, 7:20, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:30, 11:40, 11:50 (3D), 1:50, 2, 2:10 (3D), 4:20, 4:30, 4:40 (3D), 6:50, 7:10, 7:20 (3D), 9:20, 9:40, 9:50 (3D) Fri-Wed 11:40, 1:50, 2, 4:20, 4:30, 6:50, 7:10, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:45, 3:25 (3D), 4:20, 6:50 (3D), 7:20, 9:50, 10:20 (3D)

“SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN” (PG-13) (2:07) Stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Sam Claflin. Directed by Rupert Sanders. The huntsman ordered to kill Snow White in the woods decides to become her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen in this new take on the old fairy tale.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed 1:10, 4, 6:40, 9:20; Windham 5 Star Fri 4, 7, 9:40 Sat-Wed 1, 4, 7, 9:40; Nordica (Freeport) Today-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 7:00, 9:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 1, 4, 7, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Today 12, 12:30, 3, 3:30, 6:45, 7, 9:30, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12, 12:25, 3, 3:30, 6:50, 7, 9:30, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 11:50, 12:10, 3:10, 3:30, 6:45, 7, 9:30, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Today 12:50, 1:20, 3:50, 4:30, 7:20, 9:45, 10:10 Fri-Mon 12:45, 1:20, 3:35, 4:30, 6:40, 7:25, 9:40, 10:15 Tues 12:45, 1:20, 4:30, 6:40, 7:25, 9:40 Wed 12:45, 1:20, 3:35, 6:40, 9:40

“SOUND OF MY VOICE” (R) (1:25) Stars Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius and Brit Marling. Directed by Zal Batmanglij. A journalist and his girlfriend investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future and get lured in to the cult themselves.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:20, 3:15, 5:10, 7:15, 9:15

“THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS” (PG) (1:28) Stars Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven and Martin Freeman. Directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt. Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 11:40, 1:50, 4:20

“WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING” (PG-13) (1:50) Stars Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, J. Todd Smith and Dennis Quaid. Directed by Kirk Jones. Five couples experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately come to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn’t always deliver what’s expected.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Fri 4:05, 7:15, 9:55 Sat-Wed 1:15, 4:05, 7:15, 9:55; Nordica (Freeport) Today 1:15, 4:15, 6:45, 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 11:30, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Fri-Wed 11:30, 2:15, 7:15; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Today 1:05

— From news services; subject to change