THEATRICAL RELEASES THAT COULD STILL SAVE THE 2020 BOX OFFICE

For obvious reasons all Theatres around the world have been shut down and movies equally postponed. Originally, blockbusters like Black Widow, No Time To Die, Wonder Woman 1984 and Mulan would’ve already raked in billions of dollars and people like me who write reviews would actually have had something to write about but with the pandemic everyone has been restricted to streaming alone. While it is arguable that Cinema or Streaming both are movies no less, one can’t deny that there’s a special feeling when you see a movie at the cinema. If it’s a good movie you tend to love it but when it’s a bad it is usually the last time you ever see it.

While most of the first half of 2020 saw very little activity at the Box Office, the second promises plenty. Two major reasons are:

 

BACK-TO-BACK BLOCKBUSTER FIESTA

James Bond’s new installment “No Time To Die” and Marvel’s Black Widow movie are going to be released in a space of less than three weeks. Also Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy and star studded movies Dune and Coming 2 America are going to be released less than two weeks apart, as a matter of fact the latter two are going to be released on the same day. So with that we’re expecting nonstop blockbuster releases because this companies and franchises already have a schedule mapped out with money already spent on marketing and production on certain periods they feel will be able to make them the most money.

MORE TIME FOR PRODUCTION

No I think this one speaks for itself, while it might be an overlooked factor producer, directors and visual effects artist have all the time in the world to make movies to the best of their abilities. No one wants to go to the movies after such a long time and see a flop and with this stories can be edited and reshoots can be done. If a movie doesn’t deliver after so much time well it’s safe to say it was never going to before the lockdown.

So the following listed below are the major theatrical releases for the rest of the year. The list will be edited if any new details are discovered or if any omission was made.

The ones I feel you should look out for are indicated with () while those that I’m certain are going to be big hits are indicated with (←←)

 

AUGUST

 

Tenet (2020)


Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, Himesh Patel

Release Date: August 12th, 2020

 

Mulan (2020)


Directed by: Niki Caro

Starring: Yifei Liu, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Gong Li

Release Date: August 21st, 2020 (formerly July 24th, 2020)

 

Antebellum (2020)

Directed by: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz

Starring: Janelle Monáe, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Eric Lange

Release Date: August 21st, 2020

 

The New Mutants (2020)



Directed by: Josh Boone

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga

Release Date: August 28th, 2020

 

Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)


Directed by: Dean Parisot

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Jillian Bell, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Carrigan

Release Date: August 28th, 2020

 

 

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) ←←


Directed by: Patrick Hughes

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Richard E. Grant, Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, Frank Grillo

Release Date: August 28th, 2020


SEPTEMBER


A Quiet Place Part II (2020)


Directed by: John Krasinski

Starring: Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou

Release Date: September 4th, 2020

 

The Beatles: Get Back (2020)


Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: The Beatles

Release Date: September 4th, 2020

 

Monster Hunter (2020)


Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Meagan Good, Ron Perlman, Tony Jaa

Release Date: September 4th, 2020

 

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2020)


Directed by: Michael Chaves

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard

Release Date: September 11th, 2020

 

The King's Man (2020)


Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Harris Dickinson, Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Daniel Brühl, Stanley Tucci, Djimon Hounsou

Release Date: September 18th, 2020

 

Candyman (2020)


Directed by: Nia DaCosta

Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tony Todd, Teyonah Parris

Release Date: September 25th, 2020

 

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)


Directed by: Aaron Sorkin

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Keaton

Release Date: September 25th, 2020 (Limited)

 

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) ←←


Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig

Release Date: October 2nd, 2020

 

Death on the Nile (2020)


Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Rose Leslie, Letitia Wright

Release Date: October 9th, 2020

 

The French Dispatch (2020)


Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Benicio Del Toro, Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Owen Wilson

Release Date: October 16th, 2020

Halloween Kills (2020)


Directed by: David Gordon Green

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Anthony Michael Hall

Release Date: October 16th, 2020

 

Snake Eyes (2020)


Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Starring: Henry Golding, Samara Weaving, Iko Uwais

Release Date: October 23rd, 2020

 

NOVEMBER


Black Widow (2020) ←←

Directed by: Cate Shortland

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz

Release Date: November 6th, 2020

 

Stillwater (2020)


Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille Cottin

Release Date: November 6th, 2020

 

Deep Water


Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts

Release Date: November 13th, 2020

 

Happiest Season (2020)





Directed by: Clea DuVall

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy

Release Date:  November 20th, 2020

 

Soul (2020)


Directed by: Pete Docter

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, John Ratzenberger, Daveed Diggs

Release Date: November 20th, 2020

 

No Time To Die (2020) ←←


Directed by: Cary Fukunaga

Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch

Release Date: November 25th, 2020

 

DECEMBER

December is stacked!

 

Free Guy (2020) ←←


Directed by: Shawn Levy

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Jody Comer, Joe Keery, Lel Rel Howery

Release Date: December 11th, 2020

 

Dune (2020) ←←


Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Zendaya

Release Date:  December 18th, 2020

 

Coming 2 America (2020)


Directed by: Craig Brewer

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, John Amos, James Earl Jones, Garcelle Beauvais, Wesley Snipes

Release Date: December 18th, 2020

 

West Side Story (2020)


Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Rita Moreno, Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler

Release Date: December 18th, 2020

 

Top Gun: Maverick (2020) ←←


Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Jay Ellis, Miles Teller, Monica Barbaro

Release Date: December 23rd, 2020

 

Tom and Jerry (2020)


Directed by: Tim Story

Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Ken Jeong, Colin Jost, Rob Delaney

Release Date:  December 23rd, 2020

 

The Croods 2 (2020)


Directed by: Joel Crawford

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone

Release Date: December 23rd, 2020

 

Escape Room 2 (2020)


Directed by: Adam Robitel

Starring: Taylor Rusell, Logan Miller, Isabelle Fuhrman, Thomas Cocquerel, Holland Roden, Indya Moore, Carlito Olivero.

Release Date: December 30th, 2020

 

 

TO BE DECIDED


There are also a few which at the moment there isn’t any release date

 

The Woman in the Window


Directed by: Joe Wright

Starring: Amy Adams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, Brian Tyree Henry

Release Date: TBD (formerly May 15th, 2020)

 

Mank


Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton, Charles Dance

Release Date: TBD


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