Weekend Movie Guide: Rio 2, Draft Day and Oculus

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Weekend Movie Guide for April 10, 2014 from RealLifeSTL.com

Weekend Movie Guide for April 10, 2014 from RealLifeSTL.com featuring Rio 2, Draft Day, and Oculus

This weekend sees the opening of an animated film in Rio 2, a sports drama in Draft Day and a supernatural film in Oculus.

Recapping Last Weekend


Captain America: The Winter Soldier of course took the top spot in its opening weekend.  The surprise was more that it brought in $95 million and change. It beat the previous record for the biggest April opener, Fast Five, by $9 million. The first Captain America sold 52% of its tickets overseas and earned $194 million there. The sequel has already earned $207 million overseas. Two weeks after its overseas release and one week after its domestic, Captain America 2 has already brought in $315 million. The original brought in a total of $370.5 million during its 16 week theater run. According to Rotten Tomatoes, 95% of audiences like the film and its gotten an 89% Tomatometer rating.

Noah dropped 61% in its second weekend and brought in $17 million to take the second spot at the box office. Divergent was third with $13 million. God’s Not Dead continued its strong run with $7.8 million and Muppets Most Wanted rounded out the top five with $6.145 million. A late adjustment bounced The Grand Budapest Hotel into sixth with $6.115 million.

Sabotage is still on its way to being a box office dud with a second-weekend haul of just under $2 million. It averaged $804 per theater.

Opening This Weekend

Rio 2

The original Rio made $144 million domestically and almost $485 million worldwide back in 2011. Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and Jemaine Clement’s voices return in the sequel. The New York Post gave it 2 1/2 out of 4 stars.


Draft Day

Kevin Costner stars as the general manager of the Cleveland Browns, who hold the top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Sonny Weaver Jr., Costner’s character, is dealing with the recent loss of his father as well as other dynamics. It’s being billed by some as a football Moneyball, but not nearly as good.



Karen Gillian stars as a woman trying to clear her brother’s name. . .by proving “the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon”. Aside from Oculus, Brenton Thwaites has five other films coming out this year.


Catch It Before It’s Gone

Sabotage makes a very quick trip to the “land of misft movies”, opening there this weekend. Keller 8 Cinema also welcomes Non-Stop, 300: Rise of an Empire and The Lego Movie starting tomorrow. Ticket prices of $4 until 6 pm and $5 after for adults make Sabotage a little more worth it.

Make It A Redbox Night


Redbox welcome award voter-favorite August Orange County, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Homefront and Out Of The Furnace


Coming Soon


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Coming August 8, 2014 and starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett and William Fichtner.


Guardians of the Galaxy

Coming to theaters August 1, 2014 and starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.


Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff raised just over $3 million on Kickstarter for this project amid some controversy. The film hits theaters in July. It’s Braff’s second time in the director chair after 2004’s Garden State. He known most for playing Dr. John ‘J.D.’ Dorian in Scrubs from 2001-2010.


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