Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Deepwater Horizon And Masterminds Debut In Theaters This Weekend
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Deepwater Horizon and Masterminds debut in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. The Secret Life of Pets, The Wild Life, Kubo and the Two Strings and The Disappointments Room begin showing at Keller 8 Cinema, while Me Before You, The Shallows and Mother, May I Sleep With Danger are now available at Redbox.
Masterminds and Deepwater Horizon open tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis and will be showing throughout the weekend. The Magnificent Seven will showing at the downtown theater.
Recapping Last Weekend
The Magnificent Seven easily won the weekend box office crown over the weekend with $34.7 million in receipts during its debut weekend. Storks, another film making its debuts, brought in $21.3 million. Sully was in third place with a $13.5 million third weekend of release. At $92 million already, the film very well could top the $100 million mark.
Opening This Weekend
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Tim Burton is behind the film adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ first novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, in theaters this weekend. The novel almost never was. Riggs, who previously wrote for MentalFloss, originally wanted to put together a picture book of the old photos he had collected. It was an editor of his that suggested he write a novel around the photographs instead. Success at the box office for the film could easily lead to films being made based on the next two books in the New York Times best-selling series.
Rolling Stone calls Miss Peregrine’s “Mary Poppins for society’s rejects” in giving the film 2 1/2-out-of-4 stars. Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench and Rupert Everett are among the stars of the film.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $19.6 million for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trailer
Mark Wahlberg brings the story of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig to theaters in this film of the same name. The explosion on April 20, 2010 killed 11 crewmen and led to the rig sinking two days later and the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
The film is based on accounts of the disaster and its aftermath by the New York Times. In its review of the film, the paper compares it to The Big Short in terms of its focus on the larger issues behind the events while also calling it a “swift and suspenseful action movie.”
In addition to Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin, John Malkovich and Gina Rodriguez also star.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $24.7 million for Deepwater Horizon.
Deepwater Horizon trailer
If you need laughs this weekend, Masterminds is your jam. Any movie that puts Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Jason Sudeikis together has a whole lot going for it.
Just don’t read the reviews before you go.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $6.3 million for Masterminds.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
The Secret Life of Pets
You haven’t seen The Secret Life of Pets yet and you have kids? Bring them to see it this weekend at Keller 8 in South County while it’s still in theaters. The film has made almost $365 million domestically and $822 million worldwide since its release in theaters back in July.
The Secret Life of Pets trailer
Make It A Redbox Night
Mother, May I Sleep With Danger
James Franco sure is a strange dude so of course he makes strange movies. The latest Franco movie to hit Redbox is Mother, May I Sleep With Danger, which premiered on Lifetime back in June. Franco didn’t direct this or write the script, but wrote something called the “television story” and appears in the film. From what I can tell, this is kind of a remake of the 1996 Lifetime movie of the same name starring Tori Spelling with a twist? Tori Spelling does appear in this new film, but in a different role.
I don’t really know what a Redbox rental is up to nowadays, but this one just might be worth it in a “I rented a Lifetime movie at Redbox” way.
Mother, May I Sleep With Danger trailer
In Other Movie News
Tommy Boy Gets Recut As Drama
The great folks over at CineFix have recut parts of Tommy Boy into a new trailer. What if the comedy starring the late Chris Farley and David Spade was instead a drama? Check it out below.
Tommy Boy recut as a drama
Lion King Getting a Live-Action Remake
The Disney classic The Lion King is coming back to theaters. No, the classic animated film is not getting a re-release just yet. Instead, Disney has tapped Jon Favreau to helm a live-action remake of the film. Favreau is fresh off the successful live-action remake of The Jungle Book and may be best known for Elf.
Dwayne Johnson Makes $19 Million for Jumanji While Jennifer Lawrence Gets $20 Million For Passengers
The Hollywood Reporter has a breakdown of who is making top dollars in Hollywood these days. Among the notable are Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jennifer Lawrence. Johnson reportedly was paid $19 million to star in the Jumanji remake. It’s being said Lawrence is being paid $20 million to star in Passengers. Director Christopher Nolan could be getting a payday much larger than either of them for directing Dunkirk. It’s being reported he’ll make a salary of $20 million for directing the World War II film plus 20% of the gross receipts.
Writers can also make a pretty decent living. Simon Kinberg reportedly made $8 million each on the scripts for the first two X-Men movies. Top writers like Kinberg and Michael Arndt can make up to $400,000 per week just doing rewrites on movie scripts.
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