In October, the movie market finally became lively! The North American market has a rare hot scene this year, with many Hollywood blockbusters gathering together, with strong new films appearing every week.
Under the stimulus of Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” super strong gold, “Venom 2“, which has been changed several times due to the epidemic, has not withdrawn the mention, and chose to be released in North America on October 1.
It has created an eye-catching opening result.
The action giant “007: No Time to Die“, released in North America a week apart, finally came out after more than a year of postponement.
The film’s pre-sale results were huge, with a box office of 56 million U.S. dollars in three days in the first weekend.
On the 15th of this month, the 12th sequel of the longevity horror series “Halloween Kills” will be released on the same day as the medieval historical film “The Last Duel” created by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Ridley Scott.
On the 22nd, one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the year, “Dune“, will face the awards season movie “The French Dispatch” released on the same day.
PK with two luxurious line-up films, let’s count the stars together.
Compared with the previous ones, the small and medium-sized thriller “Last Night in Soho” and another horror mystery film “Antlers” will be released on Halloween at the end of the month.
Halloween matches the temperament of these two films.
Although blockbusters are gathered together, each blockbuster has a different type. Science fiction, action, history, horror, and comedy all have their own advantages.
Strongly clashing, they are expected to bring heat to the North American market.
At that time, it is very likely that there will be a movie that will break the annual box office record of over 200 million U.S. dollars set by “Shang-Chi” in North America.
Which one do you like?
In addition to the above-mentioned blockbuster works, in October, North American theaters will also have HBO series “The Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark“, animated film “The Addams Family 2” “Ron’s Gone Wrong“, this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or Winner “Titane“, as well as other films shortlisted for this year’s various film festivals such as “Old Henry“, “Mayday“, “Lamb“, “Mass“, “Bergman Island“, “The Souvenir: Part II“, etc., will be released at intervals.
The strong melee has begun, who will be the final box office winner?
Note: The release dates in the article are all North American release times, and only North American theater movies are selected, and online movies are not counted.
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage”
Release date: October 1st
Director: Andy Serkis
Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and Woody Harrelson
Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 59%, IMDb6.6
Story introduction: The movie tells the story of the alien symbiote “Venom” and the host Eddie, the “best partner” encountering the deadly villain symbiont “Carnage”.
The fateful battle between superheroes and evil villains is about to begin.
Highlights: Eddie and Venom, played by Tom Hardy, will usher in the villain’s rival “Carnage”.
At the same time, “Shriek” played by Naomie Harris will also appear.
The film is directed by Andy Serkis, the first Hollywood motion capture man.
The director previously revealed in an interview that Venom and Eddie are indeed in love with each other.
The “central relationship” of “Venom 2” is the “love” between Venom and Eddie.
The pair of CPs that netizens knocked out really came true!
“Venom 2” is only 90 minutes long, a full 22 minutes less than the previous “Venom” (112 minutes).
In 2018, “Venom” was also released in North America in October, and in the end it earned $213.5 million at the local box office.
Since “Venom 2” was released in North America at the beginning of this month, it has surpassed “Black Widow” by 80.8 million with a box office of $90.1 million in the first weekend.
The film created the best start-up performance for a new film since the epidemic.
Its box office far exceeded expectations, and it became a “hot item” in the North American film market.
“Venom 2” also became the second best performing film in North American film history in October, second only to “Joker” with 96.2 million in the same period in 2019.
Up to now, the North American box office of “Venom 2” has accumulated US$141.7 million.
It is reported that the production cost of “Venom 2” is 110 million U.S. dollars, and its theater window period will exceed the current industry standard of 45 days.
At present, 59% of “Venom 2” Rotten Tomatoes is higher than the 30% of the previous game, and the popcorn index is 84%.
“007: No Time to Die”
Release date: October 8
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes
Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 84%, IMDb7.6
Story introduction: The retired Bond lived a peaceful life in Jamaica, until his old CIA friend Felix Leiter came to ask for help, and the brief peace came to an end.
Highlights: After N time delays, “007: No Time to Die” is almost 6 years away from the last “Spectre”.
“007: No Time to Die” is the 25th film in the 007 series. Daniel Craig plays Bond for the fifth and final time.
The film is 163 minutes long (2 hours and 43 minutes), breaking the record for the longest film in the 007 series.
“007: No Time to Die” was first released in the UK and other European regions on September 30, and easily topped box office champions in 54 overseas markets on the first weekend.
Release date: October 15
Director: David Gordon Green
Starring: Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Andi Matichak
Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 62%, IMDb7.7
Story introduction: Murderer Michael Myers and Laurie Strode played by Jamie Lee Curtis will continue to entangle, David Gordon Green will continue to direct.
Highlights: This film is the 12th sequel of Hollywood’s enduring horror series “Halloween”.
The story is based on “Halloween” directed by David Gordon Green in 2018.
“Halloween”, which was released in October of that year, had a production cost of 10 million U.S. dollars and collected 159 million U.S. dollars in North America, which shows that the charm of the series is undiminished.
This time, “Halloween Kills” invited back the veteran “Scream Queen” of the series-63-year-old Jamie Lee Curtis.
She has appeared in the series 5 times and is one of the soul figures of this series.
“Halloween Kills” will be released in North America on October 15 and will be launched simultaneously on the global streaming media Peacock.
The next work in the series “Halloween Ends” is currently set for October 14, 2022.
“The Last Duel”
Release date: October 15
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 73%, IMDb7.4
Story introduction: In 14th century France, the Norman knight Jean de Carrouges returned from battle. He accused the squire Jacques LeGris of raping his wife.
Because no one would believe his story, de Carrouges asked the king of France to intervene, and the king made a decision: the two must fight to death.
de Carrouges believes that the winner of this duel will be chosen by God.
Therefore, if he loses the duel, his wife will be burned to death on the stake.
Highlights: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener co-wrote the script.
This is also the first time Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have co-written a script since 1997’s “Good Will Hunting”.
It is also the first time the two have co-starred in a movie since “Jersey Girl” in 2004.
The medieval theme of “The Last Duel” is a bit unpopular, but such a lineup of immortals is worth looking forward to.
Release date: October 22
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya
Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 89%, IMDb8.4
Story introduction: Paul Atreides, a talented teenager, is guided by fate. In order to defend his family and people, he is determined to go to the most dangerous planet in the vast universe and embark on a thrilling adventure.
At the same time, various forces have joined the battlefield in order to grab a precious resource on this planet that can release the greatest potential of mankind.
In the end, only those who can overcome their inner fears can survive.
Highlights: The sci-fi giant “Dune” with the same luxurious lineup can be said to be one of the most anticipated movies in the second half of the year.
The film brings together a group of gold-plated casts and is directed by Denis Villeneuve.
“Dune” is adapted from the classic novel of the same name. How great the novel is, how difficult it is to present it as a movie.
“The French Dispatch”
Release date: October 22
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet
Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 85%, IMDb7.3
Story introduction: This film is a love letter to reporters. The background is set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional French city in the 20th century.
The film gave life to a series of stories published in the “French Mission” magazine.
Highlights: Another blockbuster with shining stars!
“The French Dispatch” gathered a crowd of queen stars, directed by Wes Anderson, director of “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.
It can be seen from the exposed trailer that the film adopts a 4:3 format, symmetrical composition, high saturation toning, and wild imagination. Each picture is as exquisite as a postcard.
“The French Dispatch” debuted in Cannes this year, with a good reputation.
” Last Night in Soho “
Release date: October 29
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, and Terence Stamp
Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 69%, IMDb7.2
Story introduction: A young girl who is passionate about fashion design enters the 1960s mysteriously.
There she met her idol, a dazzling person who wanted to be a singer.
But London in the 1960s was not what it seemed. Time seemed to fall apart with dark consequences.
Highlights : This psychological thriller involving time travel, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith, and directed by Edgar Wright, director of “Shaun of the Dead”.
Will be released on Halloween schedule.
Edgar Wright’s latest work was the annual hit “Baby Driver”, which set the highest record for his personal film.
Looking forward to the performance of this movie.
List of October North American theater films:
October 01: “Venom 2”
October 01: “The Many Saints of Newark”
October 01: “The Addams Family 2”
October 01: “Titane”
October 01: “Mayday”
October 01: “Old Henry”
October 08: “007: No Time to Die”
October 08: “Survive the Game”
October 08: “Lamb”
October 08: “Mass”
October 15: “Halloween Kills”
October 15: “The Last Duel”
October 15: “Bergman Island”
October 15: “Needle in a Timestack”
October 22: “Dune”
October 22: “The French Dispatch”
October 22: “Ron’s Gone Wrong”
October 22: “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”
October 22: “Broadcast Signal Intrusion”
October 22: “Warning”
October 29: “Last Night in Soho”
October 29: “Antlers”
October 29: “A Mouthful of Air”
October 29: “The Souvenir: Part II”