The Muppets return to the big screen for the first time since 2011. Muppets Most Wanted sees the gang working to foil a jewel heist. Divergent tries to kick-start a young adult trilogy based on the Veronica Roth books.
Recapping Last Weekend
Mr. Peabody & Sherman edged out 300: Rise of An Empire to take the top spot at the box office over the weekend. Peabody brought in $21.8 million and fellow second-weeker 300 brought in $19.2. Need for Speed took the third spot with $17.8 million in its opening weekend. Non-Stop increased its box office total to just shy of $69 million with a $10.6 million weekend. Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club took the fifth spot overall with $8 million.
Led by The LEGO Movie and Frozen, the box office is up about eight percent from this time last year. Frozen and Robocop opened in Japan over the weekend. The animated film ran away with the top spot, earning $7.5 million.
Opening This Weekend
Muppets Most Wanted
This is another case where the sequel doesn’t come close to the original, at least according to Slate. Well and the Huffington Post. Forbes, however, points out that this one should appeal to the children more than the 2011 film and really liked it.
Box office experts are saying this one could pull in between $55 and $70 million this weekend. Divergent is seeking to make Shailene Woodley its Jennifer Lawrence. MTV loved Woodley’s performance much more than the movie as a whole. The New York Post also didn’t like the movie very much. Check out the trailer and judge for yourself.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
The “land of misft movies” welcomes five new movies tomorrow. Keller 8 adds Ride Along, About Last Night, Robocop, Winter’s Tale, and Pompeii. Ride Along is the highest-grossing live action of the year so far with $132 million at the box office.
Make It A Redbox Night
American Hustle and Frozen both make their way to the magical dvd machine this week. The Hustle blu-ray is loaded with deleted scenes and extras that make it well worth a rental. Here’s one of the deleted scenes.
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