Usually new movies open on Fridays, but the holiday week changes all that. Here's what to expect at theaters for the next seven days...

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Usually new movies open on Fridays, but the holiday week changes all that. Here’s what to expect at theaters for the next seven days:

Tomorrow


“The Phantom of the Opera”:

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster stage musical comes to the screen, starring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum.

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“Bad Education”:

Gael García Bernal (of “The Motorcycle Diaries”) stars in Pedro Almodóvar’s new film, about two childhood friends and their shared, troubled past.


“Meet the Fockers”:

A sequel to the 2000 comedy hit “Meet the Parents,” starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand.

Saturday


“The Aviator”:

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Howard Hughes in Martin Scorsese’s biopic.


“The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”:

Wes Anderson (“Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”) returns with another ensemble comedy, starring Bill Murray as an undersea explorer and co-starring Cate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston and Willem Dafoe.


“Fat Albert”:

Joel Zwick, of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” fame, directs this live-action comedy inspired by the ’70s animated TV series, “Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids.”


“Darkness”:

Anna Paquin plays a teen living in a haunted house in this made-in-Spain thriller, directed by Jaume Balagueró.

Sunday


“Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag”:

This IMAX documentary follows pilots through air training at Red Flag, the international training exercise held in Nevada for the air forces of allied countries.

Dec. 29


“Beyond the Sea”:

Kevin Spacey directed, co-wrote and stars as Bobby Darin in this biopic of the ’50s singing sensation, co-starring Kate Bosworth as Sandra Dee.

Moira Macdonald,

Seattle Times movie critic