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Ready Player One, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony,  and God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness Open In Movie Theaters Around St. Louis This Weekend

Ready Player One, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony and God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness are in movie theaters nationwide this weekend and highlight the Weekend Movie Guide this week.  Moviegoers in St. Louis can see Thoroughbreds at Hi-Pointe or The Greatest Showman at Keller 8 Cinema as well.  Several big-name actors also have movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.

See Acrimony or Ready Player One tonight at MX Movies. Pacific Rim Uprising is also playing  this weekend at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis . 

It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Ready Player One, Tyler Perry's Acrimony and God's Not Dead: A Light In The Darkness open in movie theaters this weekend. It's the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.
Ready Player One, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony and God’s Not Dead: A Light In The Darkness open in movie theaters this weekend. It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.

Recapping Last Weekend

Pacific Rim Uprising snatched the weekend box office crown away from Black Panther over the weekend.  The sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim brought in $28.1 million over the weekend.  Panther fell to second place with $17.1 million and has now brought in more than $631 million in domestic receipts since its opening six weeks ago.

Sherlock Gnomes brought in $10.6 million in its opening weekend while Paul, Apostle of Christ brought in $5.2 million.  Midnight Sun topped $4 million with Unsane just behind at $3.8 million.

Todd M. Thatcher had predicted a $23 million opening weekend for Pacific Rim Uprising. 

Opening This Weekend

Ready Player One

The highly-anticipated new film  from Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One opens in movie theaters across the country today. An expensive marketing campaign has promoted the film, including a recent partnership with mobile trivia app HQ Trivia.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $50.8 million for Ready Player One from Thursday-Sunday.

Ready Player One trailer

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

In Tyler Perry’s latest film, Acrimony, Taraji P. Henson stars as a wife betrayed by her husband. It’s in theaters this weekend.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts opening weekend receipts of $13.2 million for Acrimony. 

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony trailer

God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness

The third film in the God’s Not Dead series, A Light In Darkness, opens in movie theaters this weekend. Early reviews that this film takes a softer approach than the first two films in the series, 2014’s God’s Not Dead and 2016’s God’s Not Dead 2.

Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $5.1 million for God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness.

God’s Not Dead: A Light In The Darkness trailer

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

Thoroughbreds trailer

See The Greatest Showman This Weekend At Keller 8

The Greatest Showman, Red Sparrow and Annihillation all make their way to Keller 8 theater in South County this weekend.

I saw Hugh Jackman in Greatest Showman during one of the first weeks it was in movie theaters. I thought it would be so-so.

I was dead wrong. I absolutely loved it. Just a really enjoyable movie to watch. If you haven’t seen it yet in the theater, go see it at Keller 8.  Even if you have seen it, you may want to take this opportunity to see it in the theater while you can.

The Greatest Showman trailer

Make It A Redbox Night Bruce Willis, Daniel Radcliffe or Ed Helms

You won’t find any box office hits making their way to Redbox this weekend. You will find several well-known actors and actresses in the movies that are new to rent this weekend. Bruce Willis and Cole Hauser star in Acts of Violence. Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried star in The Clapper and Daniel Radcliffe can be seen in Beast of Burden.

Acts of Violence trailer

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Looking for some other events going on around St. Louis this weekend? Check out the St. Louis Weekend Events Guide!

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