Mechanic: Resurrection, Don’t Breathe & Blood Father Open In Movies Theaters Around St. Louis This Weekend
Mechanic: Resurrection. Don’t Breathe and Blood Father all open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Nine Lives and Blood Father begin showing at Keller 8, while The Boss is now available at Redbox.
Don’t Breathe opens tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis and will be showing throughout the weekend. Sausage Party and War Dogs are also showing at the downtown theater this weekend.
Recapping Last Weekend
Suicide Squad took the weekend box office crown for a third straight weekend last weekend with $20.9 million. Sausage Party earned $15.5 million in its second weekend of release to take the second spot.
War Dogs was the top debut film over the weekend with receipts of $14.7 million. Kubo and the Two Strings earned $12.6 million over the weekend in its debut.
Ben-Hur bombed in its debut with an opening of $11.2 million. That figure wouldn’t have been bad for a low-budget film, but the film written by John Ridley and directed by Timur Bekmambetov had a reported budget north of $100 million.
Opening This Weekend
Jason Statham returns as Arthur Bishop this weekend in Mechanic: Resurrection, a sequel to 2011’s The Mechanic. The original film debuted with $11.4 million on its way to a domestic haul of $29 million during its theater run. Jessica Alba, and her bikini body, join Statham this go-around.
Dennis Gansel came on to direct this sequel after seeing the 2011 film and thinking it had franchise potential. Gansel describes the character of Arthur Bishop as a “dirty James Bond.” That 2011 film was itself a remake of a 1972 film that starred Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland. It’s not usual to see a film that didn’t do all that well at the box office get a sequel. A Lionsgate executive pointed to the draw of Statham with viewers as the reason for the sequel. The Mechanic saw strong home video numbers after its theater run.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $8.5 million for Mechanic: Resurrection.
Mechanic: Resurrection trailer
Jim Vejvoda calls Don’t Breathe “one of the most twisted movies you’ll see this year” in his review for IGN.
If you’re in the mood for a horror flick this weekend this is your jam. A review in Vibe praises the work of director Fede Alvarez.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $8.9 million for Don’t Breathe.
Don’t Breathe trailer
Mel Gibson’s new film, Blood Father, isn’t exactly getting a wide release. In fact, the only place it will be showing around St. Louis this weekend is Keller Plaza 8 in South County. The film also stars Erin Moriarty, William H. Macy and Diego Luna.
Boyd van Hoeij of The Hollywood Reporter called this film “a serviceable piece of B-movie entertainment without an ounce of originality” in his review. Another review calls it “gritty, grindhouse fun.” Alonso Duralde praises the film and Gibson’s performance.
Blood Father trailer
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Nine Lives, starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken, has been in theaters less than three weeks and is already moving on. It has made roughly $17 million thus far during its time in theaters. The trailer sure makes it look like a fun movie. This may be your last chance to catch it in theaters.
Nine Lives trailer
Make It A Redbox Night
Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell are bringing the brownies to Redbox this weekend with The Boss. This enjoyable film debuted in theaters with $23.6 million and ultimately made $63 million during its run in domestic theaters.
The Boss trailer
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