It’s all about SHANG-CHI as September’s box office inches along, but an overwhelming October’s getting closer every day.
Sony was smart to react to SHANG-CHI’s success by launching Marvel’s PG-13 thriller VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE 10/1 instead of 10/15. 2018 original: $213.5M/DOM + $642.6M/INT = $856.1M/WW.
MGM/Universal/Eon’s PG-13 NO TIME TO DIE (10/8) is the 25th Bond film & (pictured) Daniel Craig’s last as 007. DIE’s best definite interest tracking is +25M while VENOM 2’s is -25M.
R rated HALLOWEEN KILLS (10/15) with Jamie Lee Curtis from Universal/Blumhouse/Miramax has best first choice tracking from -25F & -25M. Disney/20th’s R-rated historical action drama THE LAST DUEL (10/15) from director Ridley Scott is tracking best with +25M & +25F.
WB/Legendary’s PG-13 sci-fi adventure drama DUNE (10/22) is director Denis Villeneuve’s powerhouse best picture Oscar contender, which received a 7-minute standing ovation 9/3 at the Venice premiere.
Awards buzz has been building for Focus Features’ LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (10/29) from director Edgar Wright since 9/4 out of competition premiere at Venice. Likely noms: Anya Taylor-Joy & Thomasin McKenzie.