Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009), the comedy starring Kevin James about Jersey’s most formidable mall cop was the first ever movie released in January to gross $100 million in the US domestic box office.
The Matrix (1999), released on the last day of March won all four categories it was nominated for at the Academy Awards (Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects).
The Silence of the Lambs
Sean Connery was director Jonathan Demme’s first choice to play Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), but he turned down the part which eventually would become Anthony Hopkins’ career-defining role. The movie went on to become a critical and commercial success after its release on Valentine’s Day, 1991.