Beauty and the Beast and T2 Trainspotting Opening In Movie Theaters Across St. Louis This Weekend
Beauty and the Beast and T2 Trainspotting has theaters around St. Louis all to itself this weekend as the only movie opening in wide release. La La Land, Jackie and A Dog’s Purpose begin showing at Keller 8 Cinema. Moana, Fences, and The Edge of Seventeen are among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.
Beauty and the Beast opens tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis. Kong: Skull Island and Get Out will also be showing throughout the weekend.
Recapping Last Weekend
Kong: Skull Island roared into theaters last weekend and scored a debut of $61 million to top the weekend box office. Hugh Jackman’s last turn as Wolverine, Logan, earned $38 million in its second weekend of release. As of this writing, the film has topped $160 million domestically and $450 million worldwide.
Opening This Weekend
Beauty and the Beast
Disney’s live-action remake of the Beauty and the Beast finally hits theaters this weekend. A lot has changed in the world since the animated mega-classic love story was released in 1991, but this story has changed very little. Emma Watson stars as Belle while Dan Stevens is Beast.
This film’s loyalty to the animated original has been a negative according to many critics. It’s score on Rotten Tomatoes stands at an unfortunate 69% from critics. Will that keep people from going to see it? Likely not. The allure of taking their own children to see this film in theaters is strong for many parents that remember seeing this story for the first time themselves.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $158.8 million for Beauty and the Beast.
Beauty and the Beast trailer
Ewan McGregor and Ewen Bremner are back in this sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting. T2 Trainspotting takes places 20 years after the events of the original film. Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Kelly Macdonald also reprise their roles from the original film.
The script for Trainspotting was written by John Hodge, but based on a novel by Irvine Welsh. Welsh wrote a sequel to the Trainspotting novel that used events from the movie that weren’t included in his original novel. That novel, Porno, serves as the source material for this film, with a script again written by Hodge.
La La Land, Jackie & A Dog’s Purpose Make Their Way To Keller 8
La La Land, Jackie and A Dog’s Purpose make their way to Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend.
La La Land
La La Land trailer
Make It A Redbox Night With Fences
Fences, Moana and The Edge of Seventeen are all now available to rent at your local Redbox this week.
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