Black Panther Opens In Movie Theaters, Wonder Comes To Redbox

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Black Panther and Early Man Open In Movie Theaters Around St. Louis This Weekend

Black Panther and Early Man are in movie theaters nationwide this weekend. Moviegoers in St. Louis can see I, Tonya or Lady Bird at Hi-Pointe or Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Keller 8 Cinema as well.  Wonder is among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.

See Black Panther  tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis . Fifty Shades Freed  is also showing at MX Movies this weekend.

It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Black Panther and Early Man are in movie theaters this weekend while Wonder is now available to rent at Redbox. It's the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.
Black Panther and Early Man are in movie theaters this weekend while Wonder is now available to rent at Redbox. It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Recapping Last Weekend

A trio of movies in their first weekend of release topped the box office over the weekend. Fifty Shades Freed took the weekend box office crown with a $38.56 million opening weekend.

Peter Rabbit beat expectations to bring in $25 million over the weekend. The 15:17 To Paris was just shy of expectations with a $14.55 million opening.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle topped the $10 million mark for the eighth weekend in a row and has brought in $365 million domestically to date.

Opening This Weekend

Black Panther

If you believe everything you read on the internet, Black Panther may just be the best movie ever made. Kameron Austin Collins called it “Marvel’s first genuine masterpiece” in The Ringer.

Most everyone is predicting a massive opening weekend for the latest Marvel movie. Todd M. Thatcher revised his initial prediction and now predicts an opening weekend of $178.8 million for Black Panther.

Black Panther trailer

Early Man

No one is calling Early Man, which opens in theaters across the country this weekend, a timely animated flick. Nick Park sums it up pretty well in his review of the film for The New York Times.

 “Not that anyone could outgrow this kind of movie, which manages to be fresh and delightful even as some of its jokes are so old — how old? So old that the last time I heard them, I fell off my dinosaur I was laughing so hard.”

Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams lead the vocal cast of Early Man. Redmayne and Williams dressed up in caveman costumes and had a sword fight to prepare for their roles.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $5.7 million for Early Man.

Early Man trailer


See I, Tonya or Lady Bird at Hi-Pointe Theatre This Weekend

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 Lady Bird this weekend at Hi-Pointe Backlot, while I, Tonya plays at Hi-Pointe Theatre.

Lady Bird trailer

See Star Wars: The Last Jedi This Weekend At Keller 8

Have you still not seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet or do you just want one more chance to see it on the big screen? It opens at Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend along with  Den of Thieves and 12 Strong.

Star Wars: the Last Jedi trailer

Make It A Redbox Night With Wonder

Wonder, the fantastic movie starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, is now available to rent at your local Redbox. The film is based on the book by R.J. Palacio and is a must-watch for every member of your family.

Other big names at Redbox this weekend include Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, ESQ. and Woody Harrleson in LBJ.

Whatever you see, remember to Choose Kind.

Wonder trailer

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