War For The Planet Of The Apes & The Big Sick Open In Theaters

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War for the Planet of the Apes, Wish Upon & The Big Sick Open In Movie Theaters Across St. Louis This Weekend

War for the Planet of the Apes, Wish Upon & The Big Sick open in theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens at Keller 8 Cinema this weekend in South County. The Lost City of Z and Table 19 are now available to rent at your local Redbox.

See War of the Planet of the Apes at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis tonight. Spider-Man: Homecoming is also playing at the theater this weekend.

War for the Planet of the Apes, The Big Sick and Wish Upon open in movie theaters this weekend.
War for the Planet of the Apes, The Big Sick and Wish Upon open in movie theaters this weekend.

Recapping Last Weekend

Spider-Man: Homecoming opened with $117 million last weekend to boost the overall box office to its biggest non-holiday weekend in quite some time. Despicable Me 3 brought in a solid $33 million in its second weekend of release. Baby Driver brought in $13 million in its second weekend to push it to $57 million during its run against a budget of just $34 million.

In last week’s Weekend Movie Guide, we shared a predicted opening for Spider-Man: Homecoming of $117.8 million, which turned out to be pretty close.

Opening This Weekend

War for the Planet of the Apes

The third installment in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise hits theaters this weekend with War for the Plant of the Apes. In case you aren’t familiar with Ceasar and company, the other films in this reboot are Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Andy Serkis, Woody Harrleson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval and Judy Greer star in the latest War, which focuses on the battle of for control of the earth between the apes, led by Caesar, and the humans.

Mark Hughes, writing for Forbes, declared this film to be the best of the year thus far. He also noted the consistent performance at the box office by the previous two films in this franchise. The first film, directed by Rupert Wyatt, and the second, directed by Matt Reeves, combined for an estimated $1.2 billion at the box office. Both were well-reviewed by critics leading up to their release as well. Can this third film, also directed by Reeves, earn similar figures? It’s looking like that will be the case.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $65.3 million for War for the Planet of the Apes.

War for the Planet of the Apes trailer

The Big Sick

Silicon Valley‘s Kumail Nanjiani stars alongside Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano in The Big Sick, opening in movie theaters across the country this weekend.

Nanijani pulls double-duty on the film, having also written the screenplay with his real-life spouse Emily V. Gordon. In the film, a medically-induced coma leads to revelations. In real life, it was Gordon being put in a medically-induced coma that led to the screenplay being written.

Nanijani recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about how moved he has been by the response to the romantic comedy.

“I met people I never thought I’d meet. People I’ve been a fan of for decades have been watching the movie & reaching out. I’ve gotten messages from people I look up to that would make a teenage Kumail’s head explode. They make an adult Kumail’s head explode.”

Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel produced The Big Sick under the Apatow Production banner and premiered the film at the Sundance Film Festival. A bidding war for the rights to the film broke out with Amazon Studios eventually buying The Big Sick for $12 million.

The Big Sick trailer

Wish Upon

Joey King, Ryan Phillippe and Sherilyn Finn  star in Wish Upon, in theaters this weekend. I’m going to hope that the actors were in on the joke here and didn’t think they were making a cinematic masterpiece. The Cleveland Scene recommends this one if you are looking for a “campy summer horror movie.” The Detroit Free Press calls it “inadvertently funny” and the Chicago Tribune says it is “destined for cult status.”

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $5.9 million for Wish Upon.

Wish Upon trailer

See Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 This Weekend At Keller 8

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Book of Henry both make their way to Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer

Make It A Redbox Night With The Lost City of Z

Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson and Siena Miller star in The Lost City of Z, now available to rent at Redbox. Anna Kendrick and Lisa Kudrow star in Table 19, which joins Spark: The Lost Tail as other new movies available to rent at your local Redbox.


The Lost City of Z trailer


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