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Arrival, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Almost Christmas and Shut In Among Movies Opening In Theaters This Weekend

Arrival, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Shut-In and Almost Christmas debut in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Deepwater Horizon, Sully and Storks open at Keller 8 Cinema. The Legend of Tarzan and Ice Age: Collision Course are among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.

Almost Christmas opens tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis. Boo! A Madea Halloween and Doctor Strange will also be showing throughout the weekend.

Almost Christmas, Arrival and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk are among the new movies in theaters this weekend.
Almost Christmas, Arrival and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk are among the new movies in theaters this weekend.

Recapping Last Weekend

Doctor Strange had quite the opening weekend last weekend, bringing in more than $85 million to easily win the weekend box office. Trolls had a pretty good debut of its own with $46.5 million in receipts. Hacksaw Ridge, the WWII film directed by Mel Gibson brought in $15.2 million in its debut.

Boo! A Madea Halloween fell below the $10 million mark in its third weekend, bringing in $7.7 million. The Tyler Perry film with a budget of $20 million has already brought in $65 million at the box office.

Opening This Weekend


Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Foresst Whitaker star in Arrival, in theaters this weekend. Amy Adams is recruited to communicate with an alien race that has descended on earth. Lawrence Toppman of the Charlotte Observer called it possibly the “best film of 2016,” but leaves the reason why a mystery.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $22.4 million for Arrival.

Arrival trailer

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin and Joe Alwyn are among the stars in director Ang Lee’s latest film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Alwyn plays Billy Lynn, a soldier who comes back from war and is featured on a victory tour. Flashbacks tell the realities of war.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts a $9.2 million opening weekend for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk trailer


Need to get your horror movie fix in this weekend? Shut-In is the movie for you. Naomi Watts stars as a widowed child psychologist in this thriller that also features Charlie Heaton playing the young boy at the center of the story. Oliver Platt and Jacob Tremblay also star.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $5.7 million for Shut-In.

Shut-In trailer

Almost Christmas

Gabrielle Union, Danny Glover, Omar Epps and Mo’Nique star in Almost Christmas, in theaters this weekend. Pete Hammond over at Deadline called this film a “surprisingly funny and engaging” flick in his review of the film. He went on to further praise the film.

This is one of those comedies that just swings for the fences and reaches them more than once, with some scenes so big on laughs I had a hard time hearing all the dialogue at the packed screening I attended.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $18.3 million for Almost Christmas.

Almost Christmas trailer

Catch It Before It’s Gone

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon opens this weekend at Keller 8 Cinema in South County.

Deepwater Horizon trailer

Make It A Redbox Night

The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan comes to Redbox after a successful run at the box office. The film made $126.6 million domestically and $356 million worldwide.

Ice Age: Collision Course, Indignation, Morris From America and Carter High are also now available to rent at your local Redbox.

The Legend of Tarzan trailer

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