Gravity is one of three films set to dominate November
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is set to dominate early November ticket sales, with it’s late October release making it the dominate force in the kids market for the coming month. The original was the sixth biggest animated film of 2009, and considering the intense competition so far this year, the sequel could be set to do the same.
But, November is set to bring big business to cinemas with the release of at least two more major blockbusters in the making. Gravity, directed by Pedro Almodóvar, has already taken American audiences by storm and is set to mirror that in the UK for its release on 8th November. Stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, along with Gravity’s unusually slow paced and beautiful stunning space scenes, seem to be catching the attention of movie fans.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire looks to be a safe bet as the successor to 2012’s The Hunger Games. The potential franchises rise to fame has only grown throughout the last year, with The Hunger Games books being devoured by new fans and star, Jennifer Lawrence, winning Best Actress at the Academy Awards for Silver Linings Playbook earlier this year.
Yet another sequel this year is Carrie, a remake of the 1976 classic that will surely please horror fans. If Evil Dead, from early 2013 is anything to go, this remake should do impressive figures for the genre. Halloween will have gotten horror fans in the mood after short run rereleases of The Exorcist, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Nosferatu.
Joseph Gordon Levitt’s pornography obsessed, Don Jon, is finally up for release this month on the 15th November after a clever, but stealthy, twitter campaign by the fictional character that has excited Levitt fans. With Scarlett Johansson also starring it could be the romantic comedy to beat this month with only Drinking Buddies, a fun beer themed comedy as its competition. We’re not writing Drinking Buddies off though as Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick and even Jake Johnson should put bums on seats to start with.
Alongside Don Jon, Lee Daniel’s The Butler will also be released on the 15th November and has an all star cast including Forest Whitaker, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey and John Cusack to name a few. This is looking strong for possible Oscar nods and with a large ensemble cast could bring in decent figures.
For art house fans, Blue is the Warmest Colour will be released on the 21st November. The film is the first ever to win a Palme d’Or award on behalf of both its director and two actresses that will surely peak art house fan ears, but isn’t set to do big figures. The film has had great controversial press recently with an outstanding write up about two young women finding love, but the directors supposed pushing of the two actresses to repeat scenes time and time again to break them into a traumatic and therefore more realistic state has been criticised. But then again, any press is good press.
With a 1st November release date, Philomena should compliment options other than Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 in the first two weeks of the month. Recently, British films have been supported well with Sunshine on Leith, Filth and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa all doing well in the UK. Alan Partridge himself, Steve Coogan stars alongside Judie Dench in Philomena and with a mix of drama and comedy it should do well.
A list of upcoming films for a November UK release:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Blue is the Warmest Colour
Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson
Jeune & Jolie
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