The Boss and Hardcore Henry Open In Theaters
The Boss, Demolition and Hardcore Henry open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Race and Mr. Right begin showing at Keller 8, while Star Wars: The Force Awakens and In The Heart of the Sea are among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.
Hardcore Henry premieres at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis this weekend. Meet The Blacks and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are also playing.
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Recapping Last Weekend
Batman v Superman; Dawn of Justice won the weekend box office for the second weekend in a row, although its receipts dropped significantly from its debut. 99.9 percent of movies see their receipts drop, but Dawn of Justice‘s 69.1 drop was much larger than normal. Despite the drop, the film still crossed the $700 million mark worldwide in just 12 days of release.
Zootopia earned $19.3 million in its fifth weekend and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 rounded out the top 3 with $11.2 million.
God’s Not Dead 2 was the top debut with $7.6 million. Meet The Blacks earned $4 million in its debut. Everybody Wants Some!! only opened on 19 screens across the country, but earned more per screen than any other movie over the weekend with an average of $16,440 on each.
Opening This Weekend
Deadline calls The Boss, starring Melissa McCarthy, an “outrageous (and hilarious) comedy.” A.V. Club says “the movie is funny and mostly makes sense”, while noting that they hated Tammy. McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, wrote the screenplay for Tammy along with Steve Mallory and the trio collaborated again on The Boss. Falcone also directs this film as well. Variety notes the strong performances of McCarthy and Kristen Bell, who plays McCarthy’s assistant, but writer Justin Chang was not a fan of the film overall.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts a debut of $23.4 million for The Boss.
The Boss trailer
Early reviews of Hardcore Henry put the movie on par with Mad Max as far as action goes. One thing you’ll need to know before getting your popcorn and soda and sitting down in the theater is that it’s filmed in a point-of-view style.
Don’t expect a deep film with a lot of deep dialogue. In fact, the title character can’t talk. Expect a helluva thrill ride shot entirely on GoPro cameras.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts a debut of $7.8 million for Hardcore Henry.
Harcore Henry trailer
Demolition, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, is not receiving good reviews. A.V . Club likens it to a poor update of American Beauty.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Race is a pretty great movie that will make you actually want to watch the track and field events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. Stephan James’ performance may even get you jazzed enough to buy a ticket for the Rio games. I hear sales are terrible and you should be able to score a cheap ticket.
Race opens at Keller 8 in South County this weekend.
Make It A Redbox Night
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Were you waiting until Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out on dvd so you could skip the theater crowds? Your time has arrived because it is now available at your local Redbox after making more than $2 billion worldwide during its theater run.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer
Star Wars: Rogue One Trailer Released
Star Wars: Rogue One isn’t the highly-anticipated Episode VIII, it’s the highly-anticipated new chapter in the Star Wars story. The events of the story are set between Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV A New Hope of the Star Wars franchise. The film is set to hit theaters on December 16, 2016.
Star Wars: Rogue One trailer
Jungle Book Moved To 2018 Release
Stay with me here. Warner Bros. has moved the release of its live-action Jungle Book to October 19, 2018 from the previously announced October 2017. The film was originally titled Jungle Book: Origins before the name change. The film is being directed by Andy Serkis and stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Disney is releasing The Jungle Book next weekend. This adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s book is directed by Jon Favreau. Neeh Sethi’s Mowgli is the only live-action element of the film. Everything else is computer-generated. Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kinglsey and Bill Murray are among those lending their voices to characters. A censoring body in India recently called the film “scary.”
Spike Lee Premieres 2 Fists Up at Missouri Theatre
Spike Lee was in Columbia yesterday to premiere his latest documentary, 2 Fists Up: We Gon Be Alright. Lee made the documentary based on the Concerned Student 1950-led protests on the University of Missouri-Columbia’s campus and the involvement of the Mizzou football team for ESPN Films. The Missouri Theatre showing is the only public showing of the film. It will premiere on Watch ESPN on May 31 and on ESPN June 3. David Morrison of the Columbia Daily Tribune saw the film and said that the football team’s role in the protests actually is a very small part of the documentary.
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