Now You See Me 2, The Conjuring 2 & Warcraft Are In Theaters This Weekend.
The Conjuring 2, Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. The Darkness, Mother’s Day, Keanu and Hello, My Name Is Doris begin showing at Keller 8, while 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.
The Conjuring 2 opens tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis. X-Men: Apocalypse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows are also playing.
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Recapping Last Weekend
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ruled the weekend box office in its debut, despite a rather weak opening. Early estimates had it earning $50 million or more, but ultimately it came in with $35.3 million. The second weekend of X-Men: Apocalypse saw $22.8 million in receipts domestically. The film has now earned $425 million worldwide with over 70 percent of that money coming from overseas markets.
Me Before You exceeded expectations in with $18.7 million in its debut. I saw the film and opening night and must say it is terrific. Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafin give standout performances.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping came in with $4.7 million in its debut.
Opening This Weekend
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring roared to an opening weekend of nearly $42 million back in July of 2013. It ended its domestic theater run with $137.4 million and it brought in $318 million worldwide. Drew Mcweeny of HitFix loved this sequel and praised the team behind The Conjuring 2.
Ed and Lorraine Warren visit a London suburb in this sequel to help a mother and her four children battle demonic possessions. They find themselves not only trying to help the family, but also save themselves.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $42.6 million for The Conjuring 2.
The Conjuring 2 trailer
The World of Warcraft franchise comes to the big screen with the debut of Warcraft in theaters. If you’ve never played WoW, you likely won’t understand the plot of this film. Looking at the predicted domestic opening haul, you may think this movie will be a dud. It probably will be in the U.S.. It’s overseas receipts should be plenty though. Warcraft brought in $46 million in China on its opening day. It could be well on its way to making back its rumored $160 million budget.
One man in China bought a ticket for his love doll on opening day and gave her an aisle seat. The craziest part of that story is that commenters seemed to think that was okay.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $23.3 million for Warcraft.
Now You See Me 2
Now You See Me surprised many with a $29.4 million opening in 2013 on its way to a worldwide theater run of almost $352 million against a budget of $75 million. Now You See Me 2 attempts to bring the magic back. A.V. Club says it succeeds more in the “giddy ludicrousness” department.
Personally, I never saw Now You See Me and I should probably see that because the trailer for this sequel makes it look pretty enjoyable. The original is unfortunately not on Netflix. You can rent it via Amazon for $3.99 or the standard DVD version is currently on sale at Target for $4.50.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $24.1 million for Now You See Me 2.
Now You See Me 2 trailer
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Hello, My Name Is Doris
The Darkness, Mother’s Day Keanu and Hello, My Name Is Doris are among the movies making their way to Keller 8 Cinema this weekend.
Sally Field stars as Doris in Hello, My Name Is Doris. Doris becomes smitten with the new Art Director at her company, played by The New Girl‘s Max Greenfield. A self-help seminar inspires her to romantically pursue him as well as reconnect with her younger spirit.
Hello, My Name Is Doris trailer
Make It A Redbox Night
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Deadpool, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and The Boy are now available to rent at your local Redbox.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is one of the best films I’ve seen lately. If you loved American Sniper, you’ll love this film. You don’t think Hillary Clinton deserves any blame whatsoever for the attack of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens? That’s fine, the movie doesn’t mention her at all. Just go watch the damn thing. Feel like you should own this movie? Buy the combo pack at Target that includes multiple versions of the movie as well as a copy of the book that it’s based on.
13 Hours: The secret Soldiers of Benghazi trailer
Disney Orders Rogue One Reshoots
News hit the Star Wars community late last week that Disney executives have ordered reshoots of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film. MakingStarWars.net reports that members of the film’s crew say they will be working six days a week for eight weeks to reshoot about 40% of the film. Why are they doing it? Sources say that it could boil down to executives wanting to lighten the tone of the movie.
Ed Sheeran Sued Over “Photograph”
Singer Ed Sheeran is among those that have been sued over the song, “Photograph.” Songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard are seeking $20 million and claiming “Photograph”, which Sheeran made a hit, is basically their song “Amazing”, a song they wrote with X Factor winner Matt Cardle.
Supergirl Actor Asks Fans For Help In Saving Cousin from Anti-Gay Facility
Jeremy Jordan, who plays Win Schott on Supergirl and starred alongside Anna Kendrick in The Last Five Years, took to Facebook on Tuesday in an attempt to help his younger cousin. He claims his 17-year old cousin, Sarah, has been put in an anti-gay boarding facility by her parents. Members of his family have set up a Gofundme campaign to raise money to pay legal fees associated with trying to get her out of the facility.
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