September’s looking better with THE WOMAN KING’s boxoffice coronation, but ticket sales will really snap back over the next two months.
The festivities start 10/14 with Universal/Blumhouse/Miramax’s HALLOWEEN ENDS (pictured). It’s the day & date on Peacock, which shouldn’t matter. Last year HALLOWEEN KILLS day & dated under worse COVID conditions, opening to $49.4M. It did $92M/domestic & $131.6M/WW.
WB/DC’s BLACK ADAM, starring Dwayne Johnson, arrives 10/21 for superhero fantasy ticket sales. In July 2021, as the exhibition’s pandemic recovery was getting started, Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE with Johnson & Emily Blunt set sail with $35M. It did $117M/domestic & $220.9M/WW.
Also due 10/21 is Universal/Smokehouse/Working Title’s rom-com TICKET TO PARADISE. With George Clooney & Julia Roberts on board, TICKET’s a tentpole for adults.
The next stop is 11/11 for Disney/Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER. 2018 original opened to $202M. It did $700.4M/domestic & $1.4B/WW.
Also 11/11, but opening exclusive is Universal/Amblin’s THE FABELMANS, Steven Spielberg’s look back at his own childhood. Its Oscar buzz got going the moment it premiered in Toronto. FABELMANS goes wide on 11/23 for Thanksgiving, where moviegoer families will make it their post-turkey destination.
Disney’s animated STRANGE WORLD also surfaces on 11/23 with perfect timing as the place to take younger kids over Thanksgiving weekend.