After what should be a sizzling summer boxoffice, Hollywood will be serving some tasty event films for Thanksgiving.
- 11/11: Disney/Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER will be in weekend 3 for Thanksgiving. After Chadwick Boseman’s untimely passing, his character, T’Challa, was retired. The original opened 2/16/18 to $200M & did $1.35B/WW.
- 11/18: In Universal/Annapurna’s drama SHE SAID, NY Times reporters Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) & Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) break the Harvey Weinstein news. It’s strong adult counter-programming to the seasonal kid’s films.
- 11/18: Sony/Hutch Parker’s animated musical adventure LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE, about a pet croc living on NY’s Upper East Side, should be a magnet for families.
- 11/18: MGM/Bron/Imagine’s bio-drama THIRTEEN LIVES from director Ron Howard (A BEAUTIFUL MIND) is about rescuing young soccer players in flooded underground Thailand caves.
- 11/23: Disney’s animated STRANGE WORLD (pictured) about an explorer family should be a post-drumstick family destination.
- 11/23: Universal/Amblin’s drama THE FABELMANS, loosely based on director Steven Spielberg’s own childhood, should play to families with older kids.
- 11/23: MGM/WB’s drama CREED III about Adonis Creed stars Michael B. Jordan, who also directs. What’s missing is Sylvester Stallone, who chose not to return as Rocky. CREED II opened 11/21/18 to $35.6M & did $214.2M/WW.