2021 Spring Season Box Office Preview: April

Here we look at the upcoming month’s offerings.

April 2, 2021

The Unholy

Premise: From IMDb: “A hearing-impaired girl is visited by the Virgin Mary and can suddenly hear, speak, and heal the sick. As people flock to witness her miracles, terrifying events unfold. Are they the work of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister?”
Box Office Prospects: $40 M
Expectations: Uncertain. Some theaters are starting to re-open in California and New York, but even in areas of the country where they previously opened, box office hasn’t re-energized yet. This isn’t the kind of film you go see in a pandemic, though, so it probably won’t do too well.
Oscar Prospects: None.
Cinema Sight Preview: See my preview of this title here.

April 9, 2021

Voyagers

Premise: From IMDb: “A crew of astronauts on a multi-generational mission descend into paranoia and madness, not knowing what is real or not.”
Box Office Prospects: $35 M
Expectations: Uncertain. A sci-fi spectacle that deals with mind control agents in a liquid might be a bad fit in theaters when people are getting vaccinated left, right, and center. I suspect that might not endear it to many, though young adults flaunt requirements more than older cinemagoers, so it might do ok.
Oscar Prospects: None.
Cinema Sight Preview: See my preview of this title here.

April 16, 2021

Mortal Kombat

Premise: From IMDb: “MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth’s greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.”
Box Office Prospects: $60 M
Expectations: Uncertain. While prior attempts to get fighting video games of the 1980s to earn box office dollars have been rather muted, in a country where people are slowly emerging from the pandemic and theaters are re-opening, this kind of movie might just be the distraction to get them further along.
Oscar Prospects: None.
Cinema Sight Preview: See my preview of this title here.

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