Snowden, Bridget Jones’s Baby and Blair Witch Are In Movies Theaters Around St. Louis This Weekend
Snowden, Bridget Jones’s Baby and Blair Witch are the top movies opening in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Finding Dory, Ben-Hur and War Dogs begin showing at Keller 8 Cinema, while Captain America: Civil War, PopStar: Never Stop Never Stopping and God’s Not Dead 2 are now available at Redbox.
Blair Witch opens tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis and will be showing throughout the weekend. When the Bough Breaks and Sully are also showing at the downtown theater.
Recapping Last Weekend
Sully took the weekend box office crown in its debut last weekend with a $35 million opening weekend. When the Bough Breaks, another debut, took second place with $14.2 million in its debut.
Don’t Breathe took in $8.25 million in its third weekend of release and has now pulled in almost $67 million domestically against its budget of less than $10 million.
The Wild Life brought in $3.34 million in its debut.
Opening This Weekend
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s Snowden, out this weekend. Shailene Woodley, Scott Eastwood and Nicolas Cage are also part of the cast. Stone met with Snowden three times before the latter agreed to put his life on the big screen.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt participated in one of the popular Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions on Reddit earlier today to promote the film’s opening. In answering the questions posed by users, Gordon-Levitt talked about porn and how he doesn’t think he would do a Third Rock From The Sun reboot, among other things.
Steve Wozniak and Jimmy Wales joined George Soros, Daniel Radcliffe Susan Sarandon and others today in urging President Barack Obama to pardon Edward Snowden. The group also launched a website, PardonSnowden.org.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $6.8 million for Snowden.
Bridget Jones’s Baby
US Weekly calls Bridget Jones’s Baby “delightful and funny” in its review of the movie out this weekend. This new film is the third film in the series that began with Bridget Jones’s Diary in 2001 and returned to theaters in 2004 with Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $12.3 million for Bridget Jones’s Baby.
Bridget Jones’s Baby trailer
Blair Witch, in theaters this weekend, is not a remake of 1999’s The Blair Witch Project. This film is billed as a sequel to the film that came out of nowhere to make $140.5 million at the domestic box office and almost $250 million worldwide.
This new film obviously doesn’t have the out-of-nowhere gorilla marketing aspect of the original, which included a published fake obituary for one of the “stars.” Actress Heather Donahue published an essay in The Guardian about her experience making the original and how she is looking forward to seeing the new film.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $27.4 million for Blair Witch.
Blair Witch trailer
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Finding Dory is among the films coming to Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend.
War Dogs and Ben-Hur will also begin showing at the second-run theater this weekend.
Finding Dory trailer
Make It A Redbox Night
Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War is among the new movies available to rent at your local Redbox this weekend.
God’s Not Dead 2 and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping are also now available to rent at Redbox.
Captain America: Civil War trailer
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