Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is In Movie Theaters This Weekend

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi & Ferdinand In Movie Theaters Around The Nation This Weekend

Just Getting Started and The Shape Of Water are both now in movie theaters across St. Louis and nationwide.  Roman J. Israel, Esq. and Murder On The Orient Express are both showing this weekend at Keller 8 Cinema in South County. See Darkest Hour at Hi-Pointe this weekend.  Atomic Blonde is now among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.

UPDATE

Star Wars: The Last Jedi brought in $220 million over its opening weekend. Ferdinand sold $13.3 million worth of tickets over the weekend.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi can be seen tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis.  Coco is  also showing this weekend downtown.

It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Ferdinand open in movie theaters this weekend. Atomic Blonde is now available to rent from your local Redbox., It's the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Ferdinand open in movie theaters this weekend. Atomic Blonde is now available to rent from your local Redbox., It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Recapping Last Weekend

Coco took the weekend box office crown for the third weekend in a row last weekend with receipts of $18.5 million in its third weekend of release.

Disaster Artist brought in $6.4 million in its first weekend of wide release. Just Getting Started brought in $3.2 million in its first weekend of release.

Thor: Ragnarok brought in $6.3 million in its sixth weekend of release to pass the $300 million mark at the domestic box office. The blockbuster crossed $530 million overseas and has now brought in more than $830 million worldwide.

Justice League has brought in $214 million at the domestic box office and $617 million worldwide.

Opening This Weekend

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here.

The release of the latest film in the biggest movie franchise on earth is a big deal. Although the actual film isn’t as big as it was originally intended to be.

Rain Johnson,  Last Jedi‘s writer-director, originally intended for the film to shoot on 160 different sets during it’s 100 days of filming. The film’s production designer, Rick Heinrichs, told The Hollywood Reporter, that they pared that overly ambitious number down to 125 sets on 14 stages at a studio in London.

Are you going to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi this weekend and you don’t much care what critics are saying about the movie? Be sure to look for cameos by Prince Harry and Prince William, Tom Hardy, Noah Segan and Gary Barlow in Last Jedi. Celebrity cameos in Star Wars movies are definitely now a “thing” after Daniel Craig was among the celebrity cameos in The Force Awakens.

By almost all accounts, including this one from The Sun, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be a treat for fans of the franchise.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $219.7 million for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

Ferdinand

I saw a preview for Ferdinand recently before I bawled my eyes out during Wonder. The animated flick from the people behind Ice Age and featuring John Cena voicing a peace-loving bull opens in movie theaters this weekend.

Ferdinand the bull first appeared in a Munro Leaf & Robert Lawson storybook in 1936 . (an updated paperback was released in 2011) The story was a favorite of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as Gandhi,  while Adolf Hitler banned the story. In 1938 Disney produced an animated short based on the story that won an Academy Award, which you can watch below.

1938 Ferdinand Disney short

 

Much like the #ChooseKind message of Wonder, Ferdinand delivers a timeless message about being yourself. If you need a fun family film this weekend, see this one.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $18.6 million for Ferdinand.

Ferdinand trailer

See Roman J. Israel, Esq. At Keller 8 Cinema This Weekend

Roman J. Israel, Esq. and Murder On The Orient Express both make their way to Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend.

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone praised the performance of Denzel Washington in this film as activist attorney Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. trailer

See Darkest Hour at Hi-Pointe

Hi-Pointe Theatre is a hidden gem of St. Louis. The Hi-Pointe Backlot is even more so, hidden behind the main theater on McCausland Avenue. Hi-Pointe has been around since 1922 at the Southwest corner of Forest Park and below the world’s largest Amoco sign.

Hi-Pointe Backlot came on the scene in 2015 on the second floor of a building right behind the main theater. It took three years of rehab before the owners of Hi-Pointe spent 60 straight days putting the final touches on the space. The 48-seat theater has drawn stellar reviews from movie fans.

See Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri this weekend at Hi-Pointe Backlot, while Darkest Hour plays at Hi-Pointe Theatre.

Darkest Hour trailer

Make It A Redbox Night With Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron stars in Atomic Blonde, which is based on graphic novel The Coldest City and now available to rent at your local Redbox.

All Saints and the first two seasons on HBO’s True Detective are also now available to rent at Redbox.

Atomic Blonde 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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