The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will own the box office this weekend. It’s really the only movie premiering in theaters this weekend. Walk of Shame looks really good, but sadly likely won’t be available to see in any theater in St. Louis. Unless of course it’s a home theater with an internet connection. Also see what’s playing at Keller 8 Cinemas and what’s available at Redbox.
Recapping Last Weekend
The Other Woman easily took the box office over the weekend with just under $25 million. Captain America: The Winter Soldier took in $16.2 million to increase its domestic total to $225 million and its worldwide total to just shy of $648 million. It’s now considered the #1 political thriller of all time, besting Air Force One‘s $173 million in 1997. Heaven is for Real brought in $14.3 million to increase its domestic total to $52 million on a $12 million budget. The combination of Heaven and God’s Not Dead has now topped $105 million on a combined $14 million budget. Rio 2 brought in $13.9 million in its third weekend of release. Brick Mansions rounded out the top five with $9.5 million in its first weekend of release.
Transcendence’s receipts dropped 60.8% to $4.2 million in its second weekend of release. With its $100 million budget, it could top 47 Ronin in terms of being a bust.
In its 23rd week of release, Frozen brought in $189,000 to top $400 million domestically. It has now brought in $1.14 billion worldwide.
Opening This Weekend
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Forbes called this one “the Spider-Man we’ve been waiting for”. Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker. Interestingly enough, it appears he didn’t have any roles between the original and the sequel. The chemistry between Garfield and Emma Stone is said to be excellent, mainly because they have been dating in real life for three years. According to the New York Daily News, Stone has done a ridiculous amount of work promoting the film around the world. She was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon promoting Spider-Man when the pair engaged in that epic lip sync battle.
You can see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 tonight in downtown St. Louis at MX Movies.
Walk of Shame (limited)
Elizabeth Banks stars as a reporter who gets an interview to be a news anchor. Problem is she engages in a one-night stand the night before and ends up with no phone, no car, no ID and no money on the day of the interview. This comedy follows her eight-hour journey to make the interview. Steven Brill wrote and directed this film. He’s the same guy who wrote three of the greatest movies ever made: The Mighty Ducks, D2: The Mighty Ducks and D3: The Mighty Ducks. His previous director roles have come on Heavy Weights, Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds and Without A Paddle among others. This one also stars James Marsden. Shame doesn’t have any reviews yet on Rotten Tomatoes, but a lot of people want to see it.
Seeing Banks, who will make her directorial debut on Pitch Perfect 2, in this one around St. Louis may be a bit tricky. Word on the Facebook page is that the Focus Features is only releasing the film in 50 theaters around the country for the opening weekend. It is available to purchase and download from Amazon for $19.99. Elizabeth Banks is hosting a Virtual Premiere tomorrow night.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Our favorite second-chance theater, Keller 8 Cinema in South County, will be bringing in Noah and Muppets Most Wanted this weekend.
Make It A Redbox Night
Several movies that didn’t fare so well at the box office are making their way to Redbox this week. 47 Ronin, The Legend of Hercules and Labor Day are all now available for your home-viewing pleasure.
47 Ronin will go down as one of the biggest flops ever based on its $38 million domestic gross and $175 million budget.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Coming August 8, 2014
Originally set to be released last month, this film was renamed from Welcome To Yesterday and set for a January 30, 2015 release. Paramount Pictures postponed the release in order to partner with MTV Films to promote the movie. Not sure how that decision will pan out, but the movie looks decent.
This one may win a Razzie. If you really want to watch it now, you can for only $9.99. That may be a little much. It would be hilarious if they played this before The Other Woman as a double feature. It will hit theaters in limited release on May 2.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill
Out August 22, 2014
No, this does not star Nikko Smith. This one stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel and is out July 25 of this year.
Ping Pong Summer
GQ said “think Karate Kid, with hip hop and ping pong swirled in” when talking about this one’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s got Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson and a whole lots of awesome 1985 attire. It will available via VOD and in select theaters June 6th.