Only one film opens this week in wide release at the box office. Out of the Furnace is a crime thriller starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana and Woody Harrelson. It will attempt to keep The Hunger Games: Catching Fire from leading the box office for a third consecutive week.
Catching Fire followed up its $158 million opening with a $74 million second weekend. It has now topped $580 million worldwide in 12 days of release. Frozen was a big hit with the younger crowd, coming in second with a $67 million take. The $150 million movie has now brought in $112 million worldwide. Thor: The Dark World inched closer to the $600 million mark worldwide with $11 million in its fourth weekend. The Best Man Holiday continued its impressive theater run with another $8 million. It has now brought in $64 million on its $17 million budget with 99.4% of that coming domestically. Homefront opened to the tune of $7 million last weekend. Starring Jason Statham and James Franco and written by Slyvester Stallone, it is looking to recoup its $22 million budget.
Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace opens with Woody Harrelson’s character committing a violent sexual act and continues its gritty ways from there. The Chicago Tribune praises Casey Affleck’s performance and gave the movie 2/12 stars. Scott Cooper directed and gets a writing credit. His first film was the well-received Crazy Heart back in 2009 with Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell. Aside from the aforementioned cast, Furnace also features William Dafoe and Forest Whitaker. Those two have a combined 204 acting credits.
12 Years A Slave
12 Years A Slave has been getting rave reviews since its October release. It has made $33 million during its run despite a fairly limited release. You can see it at quite a few places around St. Louis.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Big news for the “land of misfit movies”. Keller Plaza Cine 8 is going digital on December 9th. Fairly little has changed with the movie selections this weekend. Ender’s Game is one that is just about ready to leave the theaters. If you have an interest in seeing it, you should see it soon at Keller.
Make It A Redbox Night
Drinking Buddies made a grand total of $343,341 during its theater run. “Theater run” should be used loosely there considering it was never in more than 33 theaters. It’s clearly worth the $1.20. Oliver Wilder, Jake Johnson and Anne Kendrick alone should grab your attention. Ron Livingston rounds out the four-some on the poster. He’s had a bunch of cool roles, including playing Peter in Office Space way back in 1999. The story revolves around beer too. A perfect date movie.