Blockers, A Quiet Place and The Miracle Season Open In Movie Theaters Around St. Louis This Weekend
Blockers, A Quiet Place and The Miracle Season are in movie theaters nationwide this weekend and highlight the Weekend Movie Guide this week. Chappaquiddick also opens in limited release this weekend. Moviegoers in St. Louis can see Geminis at Hi-Pointe or Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at Keller 8 Cinema as well. Several big-name actors also have movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.
See Pacific Rim Uprising, Ready Player One or Tyler Perry’s Acrimony this weekend at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis .
It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.
Recapping Last Weekend
Ready Player One easily took the weekend box office crown over the weekend with a receipts during its debut weekend just shy of $42 million. From its Thursday opening to the last Sunday night showings, the film made $53.7 million. In our Weekend Movie Guide last week, we shared Todd M. Thatcher’s projection for the film’s receipts during that time frame. He projected receipts just shy of $51 million.
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony grabbed the spot right behind Steven Spielberg’s film with a $17.2 million debut. God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness fell short of expectations with a $2.7 million debut.
Opening This Weekend
In Blockers, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena play three parents who find out that their teenage daughters have made a pact to each lose their virginity on prom night. The film, in theaters this weekend, tracks their journey to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Kay Cannon, who wrote the Pitch Perfect movies, goes behind the camera for the first time to direct this film.
Rolling Stone gave the film 3-out-of-4-stars in its review and called it a “rowdy ride that never forgets to make us care.”
Todd M. Thatcher predicts a $15.2 million opening weekend for Blockers.
A Quiet Place
John Krasinski directs and stars alongside his wife, Emily Blunt, in the horror flick A Quiet Place. It’s in theaters nationwide this weekend.
A Quiet Place debuted to stellar reviews at the South By Southwest festival in Austin and has continued to be a favorite of critics.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts a $31.2 million opening weekend for A Quiet Place.
A Quiet Place trailer
The Miracle Season
The Miracle Season, in theaters this weekend, looks like a stereotypical cookie-cutter inspirational sports tale. A small town is devastated when the star volleyball player is tragically killed. Can they go on to win the state championship against all odds?
Miracle Season takes on a whole new meaning when you learn that on August 11, 2011 Caroline Found died in a moped accident. ESPN wrote about the Iowa City West volleyball team in 2012. The legendary Frank Deford also did a story on Caroline that year for Real Sports w/ Bryant Gumbel. You can watch that piece in its entirety here.
Helen Hunt plays Kathy Bresnahan, head coach of the Iowa City West Women of Troy volleyball team, in the film. Aside from coaching the team during this period, Bresnahan also wrote the book that the film is ultimately based on.
As Bustle writes, the real story of Caroline Found’s life will leave just as inspired as the movie.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts a $3.8 million opening weekend for A Quiet Place.
The Miracle Season trailer
On July 18, 1969, after the sun had long ago set, a car driven by future United States Edward (Ted) Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts. Kennedy, responsible for the accident, would swim free of the sinking car and return to his home. The next morning he called police about the accident.
The next morning.
Ten hours after his car had gone off the Dike Bridge and sank in Poucha Pond. Ten hours after his car, with Mary Jo Kopechne riding in the passenger seat, sank.
Mary Jo Kopechne was found dead in the car when a diver finally reached Ted Kennedy’s car.
Only two people really know what happened that night. Mary Jo died in that car. Ted Kennedy died in 2009.
Chappaquiddick opens in limited release this weekend. In the St. Louis area, you can see the film at the Marcus Wehrenberg O’Fallon 15 in O’Fallon, Illinois or at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre in University City.
Jason Clarke plays Ted Kennedy in the film and Kate Mara plays Mary Jo Kopechne.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts receipts of $2.3 million for Chappaquiddick during its limited release this weekend.
See Isle Of Dogs or Gemini 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 Gemini this weekend at Hi-Pointe Backlot, while Isle Of Dogs plays at Hi-Pointe Theatre.
See Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri This Weekend At Keller 8
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Thoroughbreds and Spinning Man all begin showing at Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri trailer
Make It A Redbox Night With Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Father Figures, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Looking Glass are among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer
Looking for some other events going on around St. Louis this weekend? Check out the St. Louis Weekend Events Guide!
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