Neighbors 2, Angry Birds & Nice Guys Open In Theaters This Weekend

Ryan
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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, The Angry Birds Movie and The Nice Guys open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 begins showing  at Keller 8, while The Revenant is among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.

Screenings of The Nice Guys begin tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis.

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Neighbors 2, Angry Bird and The Nice Guys open in theaters this weekend.
Neighbors 2, Angry Bird and The Nice Guys open in movie theaters this weekend.

Recapping Last Weekend

Captain America: Civil War stayed atop the weekend box office with $72.6 million in its second weekend of release. The Jungle Book brought in $17 million in its fifth weekend of release to take the second slot. Money Monster was the top debut film over the weekend, bringing in just shy of $15 million. The Darkness brought in $5 million in its debut.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is quickly losing steam at the box office. The film saw its receipts fall 50 percent from its seventh to eighth weekend of release and brought in an average of just $700 per screen last weekend.

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Opening This Weekend

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

USA Today’s review of Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising tells us that this sequel may not be what you were expecting. The first sentence tells us that with “the raunchy college comedy is graduating to smart feminist commentary.” Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne are back as parents terrorized by a Greek letter organization. This time, it’s Chloë Grace Moretz and Kappa Nu sorority. Zac Efron returns, although this time his character is on the side of Rogen and Byrne. Jonah Hill’s sister, Beanie Feldstein, makes her film debut in this sequel to 2014’s Neighbors. 

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $38.2 million for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. The 2014 film made almost $50 million in its opening weekend on the way to a $271 million worldwide theater run.

Neighbor 2: Sorority Rising trailer

The Angry Birds Movie

Why turning this popular mobile game into a movie seemed like a good idea we really don’t understand. Creator Rovio Entertainment has stated they have very lofty goals for the Angry Birds franchise.  Collider referred to a sling and miss in the title of their review of The Angry Birds Movie. Local outlet StlToday.com called it “less fun than the game.”

Lindsay Bahr of the Associated Press said that the film Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Josh Gad and others contributed their voices to “isn’t terrible.”

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $34.5 million for The Angry Birds Movie.

The Angry Birds Movie trailer

The Nice Guys

Russell Crowe and Ryan Golsing star in The Nice Guys from director Shane Black. The New York Times didn’t give the film a glowing review overall, but did say it has its moments.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $14.4 million for The Nice Guys.

The Nice Guys trailer

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 trailer

 

Make It A Redbox Night

The Revenant

The Revenant and Dirty Grandpa are among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox. Finally you can see the movie that finally brought Leo his Oscar in the comfort of your own home. Make sure you prepare yourself before seeing this, however. This definitely isn’t a Hallmark or Lifetime film. It’s intense.

For something a little more upbeat, try Dirty Grandpa with Zac Efron and Robert De Niro. However, if you’r easily offended, don’t try it. Be sure to take note of the performances by Zoey Deutch and Aubrey Plaza.

The Revenant trailer

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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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