Finding Dory & Central Intelligence Hit The Box Office

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Finding Dory and Central Intelligence Are In Theaters This Weekend.

Finding Dory and Central Intelligence open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Money Monster begins showing  at Keller 8, while Zootopia is among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.

Finding Dory and Central Intelligence both open tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis.  Select showings of Finding Dory will be in 3D.  The Conjuring 2 is also playing downtown this weekend.

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Finding Dory and Central Intelligence open this weekend
Finding Dory and Central Intelligence open this weekend. Zootopia is now available to rent at Redbox.

Recapping Last Weekend

The Conjuring 2 easily took the weekend box office crown in its debut last weekend with $40.4 million in receipts. Fellow debuts Warcraft  ($24.2 million) and Now You See Me 2 ($22.4 million) took the second and third spots, respectively. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows saw its receipts fall nearly 60 percent in its second weekend of release to take the fourth spot over the weekend at $14.4 million. X-Men: Apocalypse rounded out the top five with $9.9 million in ticket sales in its third weekend of release. It looks like the latest film in that franchise will struggle to make back its $178 million budget.

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Opening This Weekend

Finding Dory

13 years have passed since Finding Nemo became a worldwide box office smash. Finding Dory will likely satisfy those who have been patiently waiting for this sequel as well as those who are just looking to see a fun, family-friendly, heart-warming movie this weekend. Director Andrew Stanton returns to direct this adventure film featuring Ellen Degeneres’s Dory setting out on an adventure with fish friends voiced by Albert Brooks and Hayden Rolence to find her parents.

The Boston Globe says this film is as good as Finding Nemo. The Minnesota Star Tribune says Pixar has created another classic with this one. Slate has a deeper look at the film that encourages everyone to “just keep swimming.”

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $117.3 million for Finding Dory.

Finding Dory trailer

Central Intelligence

It’s safe to say that the idea of pairing Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in a movie is a brilliant one. The Guardian calls Central Intelligence “broad, brainless and impossible to dislike.” The film does the opposite of going over the head of A.V. Club, who says it is “a dud with a few good laughs.” The Statesman, on the other hand, calls this buddy cop comedy “fun, frothy and refreshing.”

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $34.1 million for Central Intelligence.

Central Intelligence trailer

Catch It Before It’s Gone

Money Monster

Julia Roberts and George Clooney make their way to Keller 8 Cinema this weekend in Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster. The financial thriller has made roughly $40 million at the box office since its release.

Money Monster trailer

 Make It A Redbox Night

Zootopia

Zootopia, 10 Cloverfield Lane and Hello, My Name Is Doris are all now available to rent at your local Redbox.

Zootopia made just over $1 billion at the worldwide box office and is sure to be well worth the your $2 rental.

Zootopia trailer

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Miranda is next set to star with Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns, out December 25, 2018.

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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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