—Eric Annet, PR—
Fall is here and new movies are as well. The summer was either hit or miss (mostly miss) with most films, and it seems that Fall will fair a lot better. The big blockbusters are mostly coming from the house of mouse, such as, Thor: Ragnarok, Coco, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Other companies still try to find ground to stand on with Disney’s big franchises. Warner Brothers hitting the hardest back with, Blade Runner 2049, Justice League and Lego Ninjago which will all make lots of money. Other film studios are always scrambling around to see what franchises they have to compete with Disney, but never live up to their expectations of making profit. Blockbusters usually come around in the summer, but now it seems they come out of nowhere in the middle of the year.
September is usually a movie dead zone for new releases, so TV can get more attention. There are some noteworthy films coming out that are looking to make tons of money.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The LEGO Ninjago Movie which will probably make the goal they want to reach. But, the surprise hit is Stephen King’s IT, and it was a home run! Totally coming out of left field and has everyone’s ear to the ground for a sequel. Overall, word of mouth and Finn Wolfhard, from Stranger Things, being in the cast really helped get butts in seats.
Warner Brothers been pumping out DC superhero films to compete with Disney’s Marvel films, with the likes Justice League in the same month, November, as Thor:Ragnarok, only being separated by a few weeks. For the end of the fall season is mostly going to be between these two big films. Marvel has been releasing hit after hit and doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. DC isn’t fairing well against Marvel, when they release mediocre films, with the exception being Wonder Woman. Justice League is yet again directed by Zack Snyder, and his track record isn’t the best with all previous films. So, Justice League has also been going through a lot of re-shoots, and being so close to is release it isn’t looking pretty. Meanwhile, Thor is projecting to be another big hit for Marvel.
In December, everyone gets off and it’s close to Christmas, so Hollywood takes the opportunity and releases a few blockbusters. But, it seems every film company seems to be afraid of Star Wars now. December can now be called Star Wars month, with two years in a row having a Star Wars movie released. It seems all the other companies are making room for The Last Jedi, with only Pitch Perfect 3 and maybe Jumanji: Welcome to
the Jungle, being the only possible contenders to compete against the biggest franchise in the world. Seeing how, The Last Jedi is projecting to top The Force Awakens opening weekend of $248 million dollars! At the end of the day, Disney wins and gets everyone’s money and soon will take over the world.