A solid October box office is set to end quietly on Halloween weekend, with audiences spending the holidays away from the theaters and due to the usual lack of major titles on the weekend before a movie is released. Marvel.
But two specialty distributors will try to lure people looking to spend Halloween with a horror movie this weekend as Focus Features releases Edgar Wright’s âLast Night in Sohoâ while Searchlight Pictures releases âAntlersâ produced by Guillermo del Toro. Neither film is expected to take first place in âDune,â which is slated for a second overall weekend among mid-to-high teens, while the two newcomers seek openings of around $ 5 million.
Despite this, October turned out as studios and theaters had hoped, making major strides towards pre-pandemic box office levels. Domestic revenue for the month stands at $ 544 million and is expected to exceed $ 600 million after the weekend to become the top-grossing month of the year. And while that’s less than most October in the 2010s, it will surpass gross $ 559 million in October 2017.
While “Soho” and “Antlers” will likely make minimal contributions to this total, “Antlers” isn’t the only movie Searchlight is releasing. After posting the best cinema average of the year last weekend in limited release, Wes Anderson’s âThe French Dispatchâ will expand to around 600 theaters in 60 cities this weekend. The anthology film grossed $ 1.34 million on just 52 screens last weekend, averaging nearly $ 26,000. The film will then develop nationwide again next weekend as an alternative to Marvel Studios’ âEternalsâ.
“Last Night in Soho” stars Thomasin McKenzie as a fashion design student who begins to have visions of a beautiful singer (Anya Taylor-Joy) who lived in the 1960s in London, only so that these visions become bloody and begin to affect his life in the present day. Matt Smith and the late Diana Rigg are also starring in the film, which Wright co-wrote with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. He has a 72% Rotten Tomato score.
âAntlersâ follows an Oregon college professor who suspects that one of his students is being abused, only to discover the boy is linked to the mysterious disappearances and deaths of animals and people in their desolate town. Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons and Jeremy T. Thomas star in the film, which is directed by Scott Cooper and has an RT score of 65%.