Tomb Raiders and Love, Simon Open In Movie Theaters Around St. Louis This Weekend
Tomb Raider and Love, Simon 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 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle at Keller 8 Cinema as well. The Disaster Artist is among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.
See Tomb Raider tonight at MX Movies. Black Panther and The Strangers: Prey at Night are also playing this weekend at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis .
It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.
Recapping Last Weekend
Black Panther again reigned supreme at the box office over the weekend. The first-of-its-kind superhero flick brought in another $40 million in ticket sales to take the weekend box office crown.
A Wrinkle In Time was the top debut film of the weekend with $33 million in receipts.
The Strangers: Prey At Night sold $10.4 million worth of tickets while The Hurricane Heist and Gringo were right around the $3 million mark each.
Opening This Weekend
Alicia Vikander portrays Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider film hitting theaters this weekend. The film is still ultimately based on the video game of the same name first released in 1996. This latest film is actually based on a game released in 2013 that was meant to serve as a reboot of the series.
This latest film will be the third time that Lara Croft has been featured on the big screen. Vikander takes over the role from Angelina Jolie, who portrayed the character in the 2001 and 2003 films.
You might recognize Vikander from her starring role in Ex Machina. The Swedish actress also had roles recently in The Danish Girl, Tulip Fever and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts opening weekend receipts of $27.8 million for Tomb Raider.
Tomb Raider trailer
Entertainment Weekly speaks glowingly of Love, Simon, in theaters this weekend, in their review of the film.
“. . . the movie also speaks to another, more precious kind of privilege, one that straight kids have had since movies began: the right to a romantic fantasy served up like ice cream, tart and sweet.”
Love, Simon the movie is based on a book by Becky Albertalli, Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The 20th Century Fox film stars Nick Robinson as Simon. His parents are played by Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts opening weekend receipts of $13.8 million for Love, Simon.
Love, Simon 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.
See Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle This Weekend At Keller 8
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and Fifty Shades Freed move to Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend.
If you haven’t seen the Jumanji reboot yet get to Keller this weekend. Starring Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillian, the film is incredibly enjoyable. It’s also been an incredible success at the box office.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle will likely pass the $400 million mark in domestic theaters by the first showing tomorrow evening. It is also closing on $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle trailer
Make It A Redbox Night With The Disaster Artist.
The Disaster Artist, Thor: Ragnaroky Your Name and I, Tonya are among the new releases available to rent at your local Redbox this week.
I’ll definitely be renting The Disaster Artist this weekend after hearing lots of good things about the film and James Franco’s performance in it.
The Disaster Artist trailer
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