Are Niche Movies the Future of Summer?

Summary

The success of movies like "The Conjuring" -- and repeated failure of 2013's would-be summer blockbusters -- has analysts reevaluating. Back to Article

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scifimark

scifi mark

I just think most people were burned out by the time pacific rim came around. Its the only movie that really fits the argument. I hear ripd sucks so i dont think its a good comparison.


The summer season now starts in May and several years ago this wasnt the case. I remember when the summer movie was july 4th. Now releasing at the time can be somewhat risky as ticket prices have gone up and there are only so many dollars to go around

Jul 22 - 01:04 PM

King  S.

King Simba

The competition is the reason why we're seeing the opposite of what the article is predicting. Summer isn't becoming like the rest of the year, the rest of the year is becoming like summer.

March, for example, used to be one of the weaker months of the year. Now, however, it's been home to several massive blockbusters. We're also seeing studios slowly trying to extend the summer season by placing big films in April and August. Next year we're getting Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuting at the beginning of April, and I suspect other films will soon follow suit, meaning the entire period from March to August could become blockbuster period.

Jul 22 - 02:06 PM

King  S.

King Simba

The competition is the reason why we're seeing the opposite of what the article is predicting. Summer isn't becoming like the rest of the year, the rest of the year is becoming like summer.

March, for example, used to be one of the weaker months of the year. Now, however, it's been home to several massive blockbusters. We're also seeing studios slowly trying to extend the summer season by placing big films in April and August. Next year we're getting Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuting at the beginning of April, and I suspect other films will soon follow suit, meaning the entire period from March to August could become blockbuster period.

Jul 22 - 02:06 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

2013 has not been a good year for movies.

Jul 23 - 02:57 AM

Esteban Martinez

Esteban Martinez

To be fair, many of the bombs were horrible films to begin with.

Jul 23 - 09:10 AM

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