Inferno Opens In Theaters This Weekend
Inferno debuts in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Central Intelligence, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and Nerve are among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.
Inferno opens tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis. Boo! A Madea Halloween and The Accountant will also be showing throughout the weekend.
Recapping Last Weekend
Boo! A Madea Halloween brought in $28.5 million in its debut over the weekend to take the weekend box office crown. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back took the second slot over the weekend with receipts just shy of $22.9 million.
Ouija : Origin of Evil made $14 million in its debut against a budget of just $9 million. The 2014 original was just shy of $20 million in its debut and $100 million worldwide on a budget of just $5 million.
Last weekend’s other debut, Keeping Up with the Joneses, made about $5.5 million in its opening weekend.
Two recent big budget releases will likely fall far short at the box office. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Pecuilar Children and Deepwater Horizon both were made on budgets of $110 million and were released at the end of September. The former film has made $74 million thus far, while the latter has made just $55 million.
Opening This Weekend
Tom Hanks returns to theaters this weekend as Professor Robert Langdon in Inferno, based on the Dan Brown book of the same name. This is the third Langdon movie after 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009’s Angels & Demons, but the fourth book in the Langdon series by Brown. Brown’s 2009 book, The Lost Symbol, has not been made into a movie yet.
The Da Vinci Code book became a worldwide phenomenon in 2003 when it was released. It was actually the second book in the series after Angels & Demons was released in 2000, but the mystery of Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail hooked the world. As of 2009, Da Vinci had sold more than 80 million copies. In 2003, the book was outsold only by the fifth book in the Harry Potter series.
The Da Vinci Code made $758 million in theaters worldwide back in 2006. Angels & Demons followed up with $486 million in 2009. With the long wait for Inferno, it’s unlikely it will bring in those numbers, but it’s definitely one fans of the first two films will want to see.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $30.6 million for Inferno.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Bad Moms begins showing at Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend. The comedy starring Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate and Mila Kunis has made almost $180 million worldwide since its late July release.
Bad Moms trailer
Make It A Redbox Night
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart star in Central Intelligence, now available to rent at your local Redbox. The film made $127.4 million over the summer in theaters domestically and another $89.5 million overseas.
Central Intelligence trailer
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