Forgiving the usual “calm before the storm” descriptions assigned to early December weekends (particularly those preceding the release of a new Star Wars film), the market will again be relying on holdovers and award season players this weekend. Meanwhile, Coco should handily win the weekend again, while Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder look to cross the important $300
This week’s edition of the Long Range Forecast takes an advance look at the third and final film in the Maze Runner trilogy, The Death Cure. In addition, with 2017 entering its final weeks, expectations for several key holiday releases continue to shift — namely Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,
With no wide releases scheduled for this weekend, our forecast is fairly straightforward. The exception, however, will be the likelihood for award season candidates such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project, and Darkest Hour to receive varying sorts of expansions. The former two of that
This week’s edition of the Long Range Forecast welcomes two films currently slated to open on January 19, 2018. Our preliminary analysis and detailed forecasts: PROS: Based on a true story, 12 Strong will hope to find appeal among military families, older male audiences, and fans of Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon.
With the latest Disney/Pixar release hitting theaters tomorrow (technically, tonight), we’re releasing our weekend forecast earlier than usual this week. (Note: several key theater counts were not yet confirmed at the time of this report’s writing.) PROS: Coco will aim to become the next original Pixar hit as fans of the
This week’s Long Range Forecast welcomes a host of releases scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend in January. Our initial analyses and forecasts: PROS: The Post will open in limited release in December as part of what is expected to be a strong award season candidacy. The powerhouse trio of
Warner Bros. hopes to unite DC fans this weekend with the long awaited Justice League team-up film. Meanwhile, Lionsgate hopes to parlay a highly successful young adult novel into cinematic success with Wonder, while Sony counter-programs the market with a faith-based animated nativity story in The Star. PROS: Justice League marks the latest superhero title
This week’s Long Range Forecast takes a first look at the 2018 slate, beginning with Insidious: The Last Key‘s scheduled release date of January 5. Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game is also slated to expand nationwide that weekend. This Week’s Key Updates: Minimal marketing and mixed social media awareness for The Star have lowered expectations for
Holiday movie season rolls on this weekend as two more films vie for November moviegoers. Meanwhile, the reigning box office champion — Thor: Ragnarok — is expected to benefit from strong word of mouth as it aims for what should be an easy repeat finish at the top of the box office.
This week’s edition of the Long Range Forecast wraps up the outlook for wide releases in 2017 and sees the addition of initial projections for The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman and an ensemble cast in a musical drama about the life of P.T. Barnum. Should the film find critical success,