Alien: Covenant & Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hit Theaters This Weekend

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Alien: Covenant, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul  and Everything, Everything  Open In Movie Theaters Across St. Louis This Weekend

Alien: Covenant, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Everything, Everything open in theaters around St. Louis this weekend. The Boss Baby opens at Keller 8 Cinema this weekend in South County. Split is among the movies now available to rent at Redbox.

See Alien: Covenant tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. LouisGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword are also playing at the downtown theater this weekend.

Alien: Covenant, Everything, Everything and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul open this weekend
Alien: Covenant, Everything, Everything and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul open this weekend

Recapping Last Weekend

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 easily took the weekend box office crown in its second weekend of release. The sequel brought in $65.26 million over the weekend and has now brought in more than $640 million worldwide since its release.

Snatched brought in $19.5 million in its debut, while King Arthur: Legend of the Sword was right behind with $15.37 million.

Opening This Weekend

Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott returns to theaters this weekend with Alien: Covenant, the sixth film in the franchise. Scott directed the first Alien film in 1979, but didn’t have in directing any of the subsequent sequels. 2012 saw Scott’s return to the franchise with Prometheus, a prequel to the original. Covenant serves as a sequel to Prometheus in the prequel arc.

Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup and Katherine Waterston star in Convenant. Danny McBride, a fan of the franchise, also appears in the film. Justin Chang, writing in the Los Angeles Times, says Alien fans will appreciate Covenant as a “return to form.”

Todd M Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $44.6 million for Alien: Covenant.

Alien: Covenant trailer

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

The fourth film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise hits theaters this weekend with The Long Haul.  It could feel like an entirely different film to fans of the franchise, though. In a rather strange move, the studio decided to recast the Heffley family, the main characters of the film.

Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everest Scott now play parents Susan and Frank Heffley. Jason Drucker steps into the role of Greg Heffley, while Charlie Wright portrays Rodrick Heffley. Zachary Gordon and Devon Bostick had played the roles of Greg and Rodrick in the three previous films, beginning in 2010.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid films are based on the book series from author Jeff Kinney.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $8.1 million for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul trailer

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything, in theaters this weekend is based on the young adult novel from Nicola Yoon. Surprisingly enough, it is not based on something written by Nicolas Sparks. Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson play the young lovers in this tale. Maddy (Stenberg) lives her life inside her house due to a disease. Olly (Robinson) is the boy that moves in next door and capture’s young Maddy’s heart.

But can the young lovers ever be together? How will they cope with Maddy’s disease?

Stenberg is best known for her work as Rue in The Hunger Games films. She also has a song on the film’s soundtrack. Robinson recently appeared on the big screen in Jurassic World and The 5th Wave. 

Ana de la Reguera, a veteran of Narcos and Eastbound & Down, plays Carla, Maddy’s nurse and connection to the outside world.

Anika Noni Rose plays the role of Maddy’s mother. Rose starred in Dreamgirls back in 2006.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $12.3 million for Everything, Everything.

Everything, Everything trailer

See The Boss Baby This Weekend At Keller 8

The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby trailer

Make It A Redbox Night With Split

Split, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage and Sleepless are new to Redbox this week. Rent any of them, or all of them, at your local Redbox.


Split trailer

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