2022 Blockbuster Season Box Office Preview: June

Here we look at the upcoming month’s offerings.

June 3, 2022

Watcher

Premise: From IMDb: “A young woman moves into a new apartment with her fiancé only to be tormented by the feeling that she is being stalked by an unseen watcher in an adjacent building.”
Box Office Prospects: $25 M
Expectations: Weak. This film looks like one of those horror thrillers that disappoints when released wide.
Oscar Prospects: None.
Cinema Sight Preview: See my preview of this title here.

June 10, 2022

Jurassic World: Dominion

Premise: From IMDb: “Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live–and hunt–alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures in a new Era.”
Box Office Prospects: $400 M
Expectations: Excellent. The first film in this new trilogy was a huge hit, the second film was less of one, but this third one shouold stay on par with the second for a solid finish.
Oscar Prospects: Uncertain. In spite of the original film’s Oscar haul, this new trilogy has yet to pull off an Oscar nomination, even in Best Visual Effects where it might be considered dominant.
Cinema Sight Preview: See my preview of this title here.

June 17, 2022

Lightyear

Premise: From IMDb: “The story of Buzz Lightyear and his adventures to infinity and beyond.”
Box Office Prospects: $450 M
Expectations: Excellent. Pixar films always do well, but this is a semi-prequel to the vaunted Toy Story franchise, which should prove a major player at the box office.
Oscar Prospects: Good. With the Disney/Pixar dominance in play, the film should have little trouble securing a Best Animated Feature nomination, but a win might depend on its competition.
Cinema Sight Preview: See my preview of this title here.

June 24, 2022

The Black Phone

Premise: From IMDb: “After being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims.”
Box Office Prospects: $65 M
Expectations: Uncertain. It’s a fresh horror idea, which should earn it some attendance, but I imagine it getting pushed back so many times is a bad sign.
Oscar Prospects: None.
Cinema Sight Preview: See my preview of this title here.



Elvis

Premise: From IMDb: “A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.”
Box Office Prospects: $75 M
Expectations: Uncertain. Elvis was hugely popular several decades ago, even after his death, but his star seems to have faded some in recent years. That might suggest his fans aren’t likely to show up at the box office, but I could be wrong.
Oscar Prospects: Good. Although a Best Picture berth isn’t likely, Baz Luhrmann has been known to score below-the-line nominatinos and I can’t imagine that Production Design and Costume Design aren’t likely nominations for the film and wins aren’t out of the question either.
Cinema Sight Preview: See my preview of this title here.

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