Sausage Party, Pete’s Dragon and Florence Foster Jenkins Hit Theaters

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Sausage Party, Pete’s Dragon and Florence Foster Jenkins Are All In Theaters This Weekend

Sausage Party, Pete’s Dragon and Forence Foster Jenkins are all in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. The Legend of Tarzan and Independence Day: Resurgence begin showing  at Keller 8, while Tom Hanks is at Redbox with A Hologram for the King.

Sausage Party opens tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis and will be showing throughout the weekend. Suicide Squad and Jason Bourne are also showing at the downtown theater.

Sausage Party, Pete's Dragon and Florence Foster Jenkins
Sausage Party, Pete’s Dragon and Florence Foster Jenkins open in movie theaters this weekend.

Recapping Last Weekend

Suicide Squad easily took the weekend box office crown last weekend in its debut, poor reviews may have kept its receipts lower than had been expected. The comic book flick with a budget of $175 million made $133.7 million in its debut. Jason Bourne saw its receipts fall 62.2 percent in its second weekend of release to $22.4 million. Bad Moms fell 41.2 perfect in its second weekend to $14 million in ticket sales.

Nine Lives earned $6.2 million in its debut.

Opening This Weekend

Sausage Party

Sausage Party is an animated film, but it is not a kids movie. Know this before taking your kids. Produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, A.V. Club says Sausage Party is more than just a spoof of animated Disney classics. The first draft of the film received an NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. A seemingly minor change got the film an R rating.

IGN says this film has “a lot of heart and big ideas to ponder”, but warns you’ll need to know what you are getting into before sitting down with your popcorn and soda.

James Franco, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Salma Hayek, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Paul Rudd and Kristen Wigg also lend their voices to the characters in Sausage Party.

Sausage Party Trailer

Pete’s Dragon

Pete’s Dragon is the latest Disney animated classic to get the live-action reboot treatment. An Associated Press review of the film refers to the CGI dragon Elliot in the film as akin to an “enormous emerald-green puppy.” A.V. Club calls this new film a welcome remake and points out the upgrade in the soundtrack from the 1977 musical.

Matthew Jacobs of The Huffington Post calls Pete’s Dragon the best blockbuster of the summer.

Pete’s Dragon trailer

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant join forces to tell the story of a New York heiress who dreams of taking the opera stage in Florence Foster Jenkins. Jenkins held an annual concert at the Ritz-Carlton in New York throughout the 1930s and 40s. TIME has some actual reviews from those concerts and of her released recordings. Those concerts sound like they were definitely something to see.

Simon Helberg of Big Bang Theory fame has a well-received role in the film as well, according to Julie Hinds of the Detroit Free Press.

Florence Foster Jenkins trailer

Catch It Before It’s Gone

The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan makes its way to second-run theaters like Keller 8 Cinema in South County after being somewhat of a surprise hit at the box office. The film starring Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie and Samuel L. Jackson has made more than $124 million at the domestic box office and $211 million overseas.

The Legend of Tarzan trailer

 Make It A Redbox Night

A Hologram for the King

Tom Hanks has a new movie at Redbox. The theater run of A Hologram for the King likely slipped by you, however. The film’s widest release was just 523 theaters across the country and it made less than $4.5 million total during its theater run. It’s the lowest-grossing film of Hanks’ career since 2009’s The Great Buck Howard.

Check out the trailer for A Hologram for the King and pick it up at your local Redbox.

A Hologram for the King trailer

 

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