In theaters now: ‘’The BFG,’ ‘The Legend of Tarzan and ‘The Purge: Election Year’ hit the big screen

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This image shows Ruby Barnhill and the Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country, voiced by Mark Rylance, in a scene from’The BFG.’
This image shows Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Alexander Skarsgard in a scene from ‘The Legend of Tarzan.’
This image shows Matthew McConaughey in a scene from ‘The Free State of Jones.’
This image shows Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Alexander Skarsgard in a scene from ‘The Legend of Tarzan.’

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    In theaters:

    THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS — From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home? PG, 91 minutes

    THE LEGEND OF TARZAN — Many years after he left Africa behind, Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) returns to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary, unaware that he is actually a pawn in a Belgian captain’s (Christoph Waltz) deadly plot. PG-13, 110 minutes

    THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR — A science fiction action film about a presidential candidate (Elizabeth Mitchell) determined to eliminate the tradition of The Purge after losing her family to murderers 15 years earlier. But her security head (Frank Grillo) must come to her rescue when she finds herself trapped as the latest Purge gets underway. R, 109 minutes

    THE BFG — When 10-year-old Sophie meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance), their friendship attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other bad giants. PG, 118 minutes

    SWISS ARMY MAN — A comedy adventure about a young man (Paul Dano) stranded on an island who comes across a very flatulent corpse (Daniel Radcliffe) on which he manages to ride to the mainland. R, 109 minutes

    INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE — Using recovered extraterrestrial technology, the nations of Earth collaborate on an immense defense program to protect the planet. When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world. With Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum. PG-13, 120 minutes

    THE SHALLOWS — A pulse-pounding survival film about a young surfer (Blake Lively) clinging to a giant rock 200 yards from shore as a great white shark circles her in Australian waters. PG-13, 86 minutes

    THE FREE STATE OF JONES — During the Civil War, a Southern farmer (Matthew McConaughey) joins forces with a group of slaves to lead a rebellion against the Confederacy. R, 139 minutes

    FINDING DORY — A 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar. With help from Nemo and Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) the forgetful fish embarks on a quest to reunite with her mother (Diane Keaton) and father (Eugene Levy). PG, 105 minutes

    CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE — An action comedy about two former classmates who meet at a high school reunion and hook up to save the compromised U.S. spy satellite system, encountering shootouts, espionage and double-crosses while trying to prevent worldwide chaos. PG-13, 107 minutes

    CONJURING 2 — Paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren travel to London to help a single mother and her four children rid their home of malicious spirits.R, 134 minutes

    NOW YOU SEE ME 2 — After fleeing from a stage show, the illusionists (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson) known as the Four Horsemen find themselves in more trouble in Macau, China. Devious tech wizard Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe) forces the infamous magicians to steal a powerful chip that can control all of the world’s computers. PG-13, 126 minutes

    ME BEFORE YOU — A young and quirky caregiver (Emilia Clarke) takes on a cynical young banker (Sam Claflin), paralyzed from an accident. PG-13, 110 minutes

    X-MEN: APOCALYPSE — Worshiped as a god since the dawn of civilization, the immortal Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) becomes the first and most powerful mutant. Awakening after thousands of years, he recruits the disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and other mutants to create a new world order. With Hames McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence. PG-13, 144 minutes

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS The turtles spring into action to battle Shredder (Brian Tee), mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry), Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), Rocksteady (Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly) and the notorious Krang (Fred Armisen). PG-13, 112 minutes

    This image shows Ruby Barnhill and the Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country, voiced by Mark Rylance, in a scene from’The BFG.’
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_1AA-ABFG-1.jpgThis image shows Ruby Barnhill and the Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country, voiced by Mark Rylance, in a scene from’The BFG.’

    This image shows Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Alexander Skarsgard in a scene from ‘The Legend of Tarzan.’
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_AP451658200026-1.jpgThis image shows Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Alexander Skarsgard in a scene from ‘The Legend of Tarzan.’

    This image shows Matthew McConaughey in a scene from ‘The Free State of Jones.’
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_StateofJones-1.jpgThis image shows Matthew McConaughey in a scene from ‘The Free State of Jones.’

    This image shows Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Alexander Skarsgard in a scene from ‘The Legend of Tarzan.’
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Tarzan-1.jpgThis image shows Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Alexander Skarsgard in a scene from ‘The Legend of Tarzan.’