Two highly-anticipated movies make their big screen debuts this weekend. The big-budget Godzilla and the Disney-backed true story Million Dollar Arm. Also, see what’s showing at Keller 8 in South County and what’s available at your local Redbox.
Recapping Last Weekend
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron scored one of the biggest debuts ever for an R-rated comedy, but Neighbors fell just shy of $50 million when all of the numbers were in. The $51 million from early in the week was recalculated to only $49 million. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 fell 61% from its opening weekend to take second place with $35.5 million. It has now made $151 million domestically and over $400 million overseas. The Other Woman has been a box office success with $9.6 million in receipts in its third weekend and almost $64 million overall versus a $40 budget. Heaven is for Real took in an additional $7.5 million in its fourth weekend. It’s been a massive success with almost $80 million in receipts on a $12 million budget. Captain America: The Winter Soldier rounded out the top five with $5.75 million.
Mom’s Night Out was a dud in its opening weekend with$4.3 million in receipts. Then again its budget was only $5 million. Something called Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return finished just behind it with $3.75 million. Oz is an animated musical starring the voices of Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammar and Dan Aykroyd.
Opening This Weekend
You can see sneak peeks of Godzilla tonight at MX Movies in your standard viewing medium or 3D.
Million Dollar Arm
Jon Hamm stars as sports agent J.B. Bernstein. Bernstein traveled to India in 2077 with the crazy idea of finding a cricket pitcher that he could turn into a professional baseball pitcher. Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel were the products of the reality show Million Dollar Arm. The Huffington Post called this Disney production “corny but fun”. Salon thinks this movie is a big step down the slope for the sports movie genre. The Times of India called it “a gentle watch”.
You can also catch a sneak peek of Million Dollar Arm tonight at MX Movies.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Make It A Redbox Night
Catch Ride Along, The Nut Job, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty or That Awkward Moment new at Redbox this weekend. If you really just wanted to see That Awkward Moment for Zac Efron taking his shirt off, here’s your chance.
A Million Ways To Die In The West
This $200 million Disney film is darker then its marketing and trailer would have you believe. See Angelina Jolie in theaters May 30.
Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone wrote this screenplay together and Falcone directs. See it in theaters July 2.
22 Jump Street
No, this does not star Nikko Smith. This one stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel and is out July 25 of this year.