This weekend Angelina Jolie stars as one of the most infamous Disney villains in Maleficent and Seth MacFarlane tackles the Western genre with A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Recapping Last Weekend
X-Men: Days of Future Past came in just shy of $91 million in the Friday-Sunday stretch of Memorial Day weekend. It’s 4-day gross came out to $110.5 million. The 3-day franchise record for the X-Men franchise is held by X-Men: The Last Stand with $102.8 million. The newest X-Men pulled in a fairly ridiculous $171.1 million overseas, which all but guarantees it will become the franchise’s highest-grossing film by its second weekend. Godzilla pulled in $38.4 million over the holiday weekend to push its worldwide take over $325 million. Blended came in third with $17.735 million in its opening weekend. When you factor in the fact that the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore movie cost $40 million to make, that total looks really bad. Neighbors, in its third week of release, was just behind in fourth with $17.123 million. The Seth Rogen- Zac Efron frat-comedy has now brought in just shy of $186 million worldwide on a $18 million budget. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rounded out the top five with $10 million in ticket sales. 72% of that movie’s $677 million worldwide take has come from overseas.
Chef‘s weekend revenues rose 320% as it was added to 426 screens across the country. It’s showing at several theaters around St. Louis.
Opening This Weekend
The “Mistress of All Evil” first showed up in Disney’s 1959 classic, Sleeping Beauty. The live-action Angelina Jolie movie will loosely tells the Sleeping Beauty story through the eyes of Maleficent. In USA Today‘s review of the film, they say Maleficent is “nice to look at, but the magic isn’t there”. The Chicago Tribune praised Jolie’s performance in the film, but only gave it 2 1/2 stars. Brad Pitt was hit in the face at the world premiere of Maleficent last night in Hollywood. Noted celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk was the culprit.
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s Western comedy isn’t getting great reviews and isn’t exactly Blazing Saddles. Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris are among this star-studded comedy cast.
You can see A Million Ways to Die in the West tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Make It A Redbox Night
It’s slim pickings as far as new movies at the ol’ magical DVD box go this weekend. Geezers! stars Tim Allen and Mike O’Malley among others. It gets an overall rating of 2.0 (out of 5) from Redbox users, where most every movie gets a 2.5ish score. In reading the reviews, you’ll notice that people either loved it or hated it. Judge for yourself.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Magic in the Moonlight
Directed by Woody Allen and starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth. It’s out July 25.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Also starring Colin Firth, it’s out October 24. Mark Hamill and Samuel L. Jackson also lead the credits. Kingsman is based on the comic book from Mark Millar, who also created Kick-Ass.
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.