A Look Ahead to October’s Box Office

After a reasonably quiet September we at FilmAttic are readying ourselves for next month’s line up of films.

A Look Ahead to October’s Box Office
Turbo (2013)

With Iron Man 3 already the highest grossing film of the year, we think Thor: The Dark World shouldn’t have any problem beating its competition. Luckily for October contenders, the much-anticipated sequel isn’t released until the 30th October so this is one to keep an eye on during November for what’s sure to be a major box office turn out.

First out of the gates of October will be indie comedies and dramas, with The To Do List looking like the best bet with up and coming Parks and Recreation star, Aubrey Plaza, looking to transition as a silver screen leading lady. It actually looks pretty funny too with a high achieving high school student setting herself targets to mainly perform sexual acts before college begins.

On the other hand, Thanks For Sharing has been advertised strangely with indie comedy actors, as well as Gywneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo and even Pink all starring in a film about sex addiction. The marketing hasn’t quite delivered on this one as it seems like a serious drama, but the comedy aspects are heavily pushed during the trailer meaning a lot of people will be left confused, if not a little disappointed.

Metallica: Through The Never looks set to divide audiences, especially fans of the band, as this isn’t a straightforward documentary, but from the trailer appears to be a surreal post apocalyptic action movie with Chronicle star Dane DeHaane as the lead. How well this will do is anyone’s guess, but we’re not expecting big things due to a confusing narrative and niche audience.

Throughout the month, Turbo, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 and Enders Game will be fighting it out for the box office crown and to save the world or win some races, depending on the movie. We think Enders Game will be reasonably big business, as well as Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 – with the original doing decent business four years ago, we’re sure the sequel will too. On the week of release, Turbo has no real competition so we’re sure it’ll do okay, but in the long run we can’t imagine it sustaining momentum as Nascar has never had that much appeal in the UK, and with a slug in the lead we can imagine Cloudy 2 will be the default watch, but maybe that’s just us.

Love, Marilyn stars a plethora of quality actors and actresses reading quotes from Marilyn Monroe’s life and looks like an extremely well put together documentary with fascinating insights. Equally, The Fifth Estate, with its current affairs plot surrounding the story of Wiki Leaks, and with Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl starring, could be a great piece of cinema history.

We’re interested in what you’ve got to say; What appeals to you and what do you think you’ll avoid? Leave us comments below

The October Film Round Up

Friday 4th October

Metallica: Through The Never
Flower Girl
How I Live Now
Thanks For Sharing
The To Do List

Friday 11th October

Baggage Claim
Machete Kills
Romeo and Juliet

Friday 18th October

Captain Phillips
Love, Marilyn
The Fifth Estate

Friday 25th October

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
Enders Game
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Wednesday 30th October

Thor: The Dark World

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