Apparently, it’s the worst of 2015 and I have two theories about this.
1/ I think it’s murder releasing something between August and late November. I think audiences and critics are just tired and even I, the most enthusiastic viewer, kind of stumble in as it’s cold and dark and you don’t have that crazy buzz you have in the first half of the year. Christmas movies gee us up a little bit, but just hard to motivate an Autumn audience.
2/ Our Brand Is In Crisis might have Sandra Bullock, but who’s relating to a PR exec trying to manage a Bolivian presidential candidate? Who is that aimed at? Ditto Burnt. It’s about A Chef With Nothing To Lose and if you don’t believe me check the poster.
Here’s a list of the weekend releases and it’s pretty grim, but not unexpected. I find box office tends to be pretty directly proportional to my own excitement. Any surprises here for you?