With the exhibition’s Q4 recovery accelerating, it’s encouraging to see the New Year set for a hotter start than usual.
Here are a few films that should keep the Q1 winter Boxoffice sizzling:
1/7: Universal/FilmNation’s PG-13 action thriller THE 355 (pictured) is all about global female secret agents, including Jessica Chastain & Penelope Cruz. Originally opening for 2021’s Martin Luther King weekend, it got pandemic bumped to MLK 2022 & then to 1/7.
1/14: Paramount/Spyglass’s reboot of the 1996 horror classic SCREAM brings Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox & David Arquette. Original opened 12/20/1996 to $6.4M & did $103M domestic.
1/28: In Sony/Marvel’s PG-13 action-adventure MORBIUS, Jared Leto plays a biochemist trying to cure his rare blood disease but winding up instead with vampirism. It was originally due to open on 7/31/20; it bounced around to spring 2021 before winding up on 1/28/22.
2/18: Universal’s AMBULANCE is directed by Michael Bay (TRANSFORMERS franchise). Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II & Eiza González star in an ambulance-theft-goes-wrong crime drama that sounds like the perfect action vehicle for Presidents weekend moviegoing.