Fifty Shades Darker, LEGO Batman & John Wick: Chapter 2 Open In Theaters

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Fifty Shades Darker, The LEGO Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2 Open In Movie Theaters Across St. Louis This Weekend

Fifty Shades Darker, The LEGO Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2 are in theaters around St. Louis this weekend. GoldResident Evil: Final Chapter and The Bye Bye Man begin showing at Keller 8 Cinema. The Accountant, Max Steel and The Birth of a Nation are among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.

Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter 2 open tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis.  Rings will also be showing throughout the weekend.

LEGO Batman Movie, Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter 2 open in movie theaters this weekend.
LEGO Batman Movie, Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter 2 open in movie theaters this weekend.

Recapping Last Weekend

Split took the weekend box office crown for the third weekend in a row, taking in $14.4 million in its third weekend of release. The M. Night Shyamalan film has now brought in more than $100 million domestically and is closing in on $150 million worldwide. The film with a budget of $9 million is now the highest-grossing Shyamalan project since 2010’s The Last Airbender.

Rings was the top debut film over the weekend with a $13 million opening weekend. A Dog’s Purpose brought in $10.5 million in its second weekend of release while Hidden Figures edged closer to $120 million at the domestic box office with a $10.2 million weekend.

The Space Between Us underwehlmed at the box office in opening weekend. Despite a budget of $30 million, the film sawless than $3.8 million in receipts.

Opening This Weekend

The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman movie definitely isn’t a typical superhero movie. It’s more a parody of superhero movies. The movie critic over at local outlet The Riverfront Times calls it one of the best superhero movies of all-time. If you liked The LEGO Movie or happen to be a fan of Batman, this one is a must-see for you this weekend.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts a massive opening weekend of $65.8 million for The LEGO Batman Movie.

The LEGO Batman Movie trailer

Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades of Grey debuted to $85 million in ticket sales back in 2015. Fifty Shades Darker, based on the second novel in the series from E.L. James, definitely won’t cause the same stampede of soccer moms to the theater. Several critics have said this sequel is better than the original, however.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return in the lead roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Johnson, who has been busy promoting Darker in recent weeks, revealed to Seth Meyers that things can get a little awkward when fans think she is exactly like Anastasia in real life.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $44.8 million for Fifty Shades Darker.

Fifty Shades Darker trailer

John Wick: Chapter 2

Keanu Reeves is back as John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 2. The 2014 original opened to $14.4 million on its way to $86 million worldwide at the box office. The film became a classic among action movie fans not too long after it was released. Vox recently wrote an article examing “Why John Wick Rules So Hard”.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $20.7 million for John Wick: Chapter 2.

John Wick: Chapter 2 trailer

Catch It Before It’s Gone

Gold

Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard star in Gold, which makes its way to Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend.

The movie’s title song was nominated for a Golden Globe, although it didn’t win. The cast won a Hollywood Film Award for Best Ensemble

Gold trailer

Make It A Redbox Night

The Accountant

Ben Affleck is an accountant that happens to be on the Autism spectrum in The Accountant. He toils away on the numbers in a seemingly ordinary strip mall. You can surely guess that that isn’t what the movie is about.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Accountant and highly reccomend it. Make sure you’re paying attention. You don’t want to have to have an interesting and important detail pointed out to you after the credits roll.

Anna Kendrick and J. K. Simmons are among the other stars in the film.

Kevin Hart: What Now?, The Birth of a Nation and Max Steel are also now available to rent at your local Redbox.

The Accountant trailer

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Ryan is a weird dude. He doesn't cook, yet owns a plethora of kitchen gadgets. He rationalized buying a SodaStream while unemployed. He counts Step Up 2: The Streets as one of his favorite movies along with Footloose, Rent, Grease and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He loves Mizzou but only wants them in the SEC so he can tailgate in Nashville. He owns a ShakeWeight and AbLounger, but still loves him some John Donut and Billie's Fine Foods. You can get more of Ryan at iLoveSoulard.com or just check the stool on the far end of the bar at iTap in Soulard.

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