Hercules and Lucy are the blockbusters out in theaters this weekend.
Recapping Last Weekend
1.Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $36.3 million 2.The Purge: Anarchy – $29.8 million 3.Planes: Fire & Rescue – $17.5 million 4.Sex Tape – $14.6 million 5.Transformers: Age of Extinction – $9.8 million
from Box Office Mojo
Opening This Weekend
Dwayne Johnson stars as the Greek demigod Hercules. Brett Ratner directs. Ratner produced the show Prison Break as well as the movie Horrible Bosses, Rush Hour 1-3 and Tower Heist among others. He also produced a documentary for ESPN’s 30 for 30: Soccer Stories. Tim Robey at The Telegraph says there isn’t much substance to this one but it is enjoyable. Scott Foundas of Variety called Ratner’s film a “grandly scaled, solidly entertaining popcorn pic”. If that’s what you are looking for, then this is for you.
Scarlett Johansson is Lucy, a woman that as been altered to use 100% of her brain. The Hollywood Reporter took issue that this film “expects viewers to be using just 2 or 3 percent of their own gray matter.” Luc Besson wrote and directed Lucy. That alone should tempt you to see this one. Besson has written The Fifth Element, The Transporter, Taken, The Family and Non-Stop among others. Besson’s last director role was last year’s The Family. The average rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes isn’t great, but a lot of people want to see Lucy.
See Lucy tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis. Showings at 8 pm and 10 pm.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Keller 8 Cinema welcomes Jersey Boys and Edge of Tomorrow this weekend. See the full schedule here. Edge of Tomorrow is just one of the big budget movies at Keller now. Have you been itching to see movies like Edge on the big screen but don’t want to pay a ton? Adult tickets at Keller are just $4 before 6 pm and $5 after.
Make It A Redbox Night
Beginning this week at your local Redbox you can find 300: Rise of an Empire, Heaven if For Real, Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club, and Winter’s Tale among the new releases. Heaven is for Real comes to Redbox after bringing in over $90 million at the box office.
Fifty Shades of Grey
Out February 14, 2015
Exodus: Gods and Kings
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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