Game Night and Annihilation Open In Movie Theaters This Weekend

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Game Night and Annihilation Open In Movie Theaters Around St. Louis This Weekend

Game Night and Annihilation are in movie theaters nationwide this weekend and highlight the Weekend Movie Guide this week. Moviegoers in St. Louis can see I, Tonya at Hi-Pointe or The Post at Keller 8 Cinema as well.  Daddy’s Home 2 is among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.

See Game Night tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis . Black Panther  is also showing at the theater this weekend.

It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Game Night and Annihilation highlight the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.
Game Night and Annihilation highlight the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Recapping Last Weekend

The buzz around Black Panther has been growing since 2017. The box office expectations were lofty and the film still managed to soar higher. Receipts during the opening weekend for Black Panther topped $200 million and easily took the weekend box office crown.

The film from director Ryan Coogler took in another $40 million in ticket sales on Presidents’ Day to clear $240 million over the holiday weekend. Black Panther is likely to top $500 million in worldwide receipts before the first ticket is sold this Friday.

Peter Rabbit saw its receipts fall just 6.5% from its opening weekend and cleared $23 million last weekend. Early Man topped $4 million during its debut weekend.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle topped the $10 million mark for the ninth weekend in a row last weekend and is closing in on the $1 billion mark worldwide.

Opening This Weekend

Game Night

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star in Game Night, which opens in movie theaters across the country this weekend. The film is directed by the same team that made the Horrible Bosses films and Uproxx called it the perfect movie for our society. 

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $16.3 million for Game Night.

Game Night trailer


Natalie Portman and and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in this weekend’s other debut, Annihilation. The film is written and directed by  Alex Garland, who also brought us Ex Machina and 28 Days Later.

Annihilation is based on the Southern Reach Trilogy from author Jeff VanderMeer.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $10.3 million for Annihilation. 

Annihilation trailer


See Annihilation or I, Tonya 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 I, Tonya this weekend at Hi-Pointe Backlot, while Annihilation plays at Hi-Pointe Theatre.

I, Tonya trailer

See The Post This Weekend At Keller 8

The Post starring Meryl Streep, Sarah Paulson and Tom Hanks makes its way to Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend.

The Post trailer

Make It A Redbox Night With Daddy’s Home 2

Dads Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are joined by their dads, Mel Gibson and John Lithgow, respectively in Daddy’s Home 2. It’s now available to rent at your local Redbox long with The Star, Relentless and Same Kind of Different As Me

Daddy’s Home 2 trailer

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