Category: Season Introduction

2022 Blockbuster Season Box Office Preview: Introduction

If you didn’t think Hollywood was back and firing on all cylinders, this blockbuster season’s offerings are bound to prove it. Things start off with a bang with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the second Doctor Strange movie. It’s sure to do far better than its three predecessors. Following that is the remake of Firestarter, the cinematic Downton Abbey sequel, and May finishes off with Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick.

June is next up and that starts off slow, but picks up with the one-two punch of Jurassic World: Dominion followed by Pixar’s latest, Lightyear. July doesn’t want to be left behind, so the lucrative Fourth of July holiday weekend sees the release of Minions sequel followed by another MCU film, Thor: Love and Thunder. The month rounds out with DC League of Super Pets, spaced just enough after Minions to be consequential. Then August closes out with nary a guaranteed blockbuster, but with a handful of films that could surprise like The Man from Toronto, which is my pick for the sleeper hit of the month.

And, as that film points out, there are several other films this summer that aren’t part of a franchise or aren’t remakes of other films. The likes of Elvis, Where the Crawdads Sing, Nope, or Bullet Train being big hits is possible in perhaps every case.

A quick note, actual stills from Thor and Toronto weren’t available. The pic from Thor is a pre-vis photo and the Toronto is also a publicity shot. Once I have film images to share, I’ll update these.

To introduce you to the upcoming films, there will be two preview articles every month and this introduction every four months. The Season Preview article will focus on one of three seasons Spring Season (January through April), Blockbuster Season (May through August) and Oscar Season (September through December). In these introductory articles, I will give you the current release schedule for the specified season, which may change as the release dates get closer.

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2022 Spring Season Box Office Preview: Introduction

With a lot of strong options in the first four months of the year, studios are really hoping for a rebound that has yet to sufficiently rematerialize.

To introduce you to the upcoming films, there will be two preview articles every month and this introduction every four months. The Season Preview article will focus on one of three seasons Spring Season (January through April), Blockbuster Season (May through August) and Oscar Season (September through December). In these introductory articles, I will give you the current release schedule for the specified season, which may change as the release dates get closer.

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2021 Oscar Season Box Office Preview: Introduction

To introduce you to the upcoming films, there will be two preview articles every month and this introduction every four months. The Season Preview article will focus on one of three seasons Spring Season (January through April), Blockbuster Season (May through August) and Oscar Season (September through December). In these introductory articles, I will give you the current release schedule for the specified season, which may change as the release dates get closer.

As our second Oscar season of the Pandemic Era begins, we’re looking for films to break out of the pandemic funk. Films that would have easily topped $100 million in years’ past have fallen short of that. Part of that is Disney’s hamfisted attempt to re-start vertical integration with its day-and-date releases on Disney Plus, part of it is a pandemic still raging and a public split between those who refuse to vaccinate and those who have with new strains causing added pain for cinemas. An impressive array of potential blockbusters and Oscar fare is on the offing and while it would be nice to return to pre-pandemic numbers, we might just be another year off of that.

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