Weekend Movie Guide: Guardians of the Galaxy, Get On Up

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Weekend Movie Guide: Guardians of the Galaxy, Get On Up from RealLifeSTL.com

The highly-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy finally hits theaters this weekend. The James Brown biopic Get On Up is also out this weekend.

Recapping Last Weekend

1.Lucy – $43.9 million 2.Hercules – $29.8 million 3.Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $16.77 million 4.The Purge: Anarchy –  $10.5 million 5.Planes: Fire & Rescue  $9.5 million

from Box Office Mojo

With $43.9 million, Lucy is the biggest opening for Scarlett Johansson in a non-Marvel movie. In under two weeks of release The Purge: Anarchy has made $61.7 million worldwide on a $9 million budget. The LEGO Movie was still in 202 theaters across the country last weekend and made $64,000 for an average of $317 each. Its gross receipts jumped 51% from the previous weekend.

Opening This Weekend

 

Guardians of the Galaxy

Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana star in this Marvel comic book adaptation. Diesel and Cooper voice the characters Groot and Rocket, respectively. Film School Rejects calls this one, directed and in part written by James Gunn, “the funniest Marvel movie yet”. ComicBook.com is projecting a $65-$70 million opening weekend.

See this one tonight at MX Movies before anyone else. Guardians of the Galaxy shows in 3D at 7 pm and in regular 2D at 10 pm.

Get On Up

Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this chronicle of his life by director Tate Taylor. The New York Daily News calls this a “fantastic, funk-tastic biography of James Brown”. Time says Chadwick Boseman, who also gave a great performance as Jackie Robinson in 42, is “sensational as the Godfather of Soul“. Indiewire is projecting Get On Up to finish third this weekend with $14 million in tickets sold.

Catch It Before It’s Gone

Keller 8 Cinema gets Earth To Echo and The Fault In Our Stars this weekend. Echo has made $36 million during its four-week theater run. Critics were lukewarm on it and audiences only had a slightly higher opinion according to Rotten Tomatoes. On the other hand, critics and audiences alike were high on The Fault In Our Stars. The tearjerker has been in theaters almost eight weeks and has made $256 million worldwide on a budget of just $12 million.

 

Make It A Redbox Night

Among the movies available now at your local Redbox are Noah and Heaven is for Real. Russell Crowe’s Noah disappointed at the box office, bringing in only $101 million domestically on a $125 million budget. Heaven, on the other hand was a break-out hit with a domestic gross of $91 million on a budget of just $12 million. For a movie you may not have heard of, pick up Bad Johnson. Cam Gigandet stars in the film. His career includes a stint as Kevin Volchok on The O.C. in 2005 and 2006. He’s also starred in under-the-radar movies like Never Back Down and Easy A.

Coming Soon

Birdman

Starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Zach Galifianakis, this one opens at the Venice Film Festival on August 27.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Out February 14, 2015

  The Prince

  Laggies

  Exodus: Gods and Kings

  The Interview

  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Ryan

Ryan is a weird dude. He doesn't cook, yet owns a plethora of kitchen gadgets. He rationalized buying a SodaStream while unemployed. He counts Step Up 2: The Streets as one of his favorite movies along with Footloose, Rent, Grease and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He loves Mizzou but only wants them in the SEC so he can tailgate in Nashville. He owns a ShakeWeight and AbLounger, but still loves him some John Donut and Billie's Fine Foods. You can get more of Ryan at iLoveSoulard.com or just check the stool on the far end of the bar at iTap in Soulard.

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