Movies to make a comeback
Disney, Marvel, DC, and a number of other high-profile studio productions are likely to gross billions of dollars overall in 2023. And this doesn’t include the Asian markets, which are big.
The COVID-19 epidemic caused a record low run at the box office in 2020 and 2021, which led to a rebound year in 2022. Especially with the Avatar franchise. With a total of $42.5 billion before the pandemic, the worldwide box office set a record.
Disney had a fairly successful year, helped by popular movies, including Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, and Frozen 2. Nine $1 billion earners were produced in 2019 compared to just two in 2021. (Top: Gun Maverick and Jurassic World: Dominion).
Obviously, 2021 won’t achieve those highs at the worldwide box office. But 2023 is preparing to have a number of huge releases to help the movie theater industry make a comeback.
Fast X could be big
Availability: May 19, 2023
Predicted Domestic Total: $320 million
Predicted global total: $1.2 billion
Fast cars, families, and dominating the international box office are all attributes of the big Fast and Furious franchise. One of the highest post-Covid box office hauls by F9 made $726.2 million worldwide at the box office. $553.2 million of which came from international markets.
When you consider the trifecta, success seems inevitable. 1. actors Jason Mamoa and Brie Larson joined the cast. 2. This is the 10th (but not final) Fast movie. 3. China still appears open to extensively releasing this property in its market
The Little Mermaid
Availability: May 26, 2023
Predicted Domestic Total: $400 million
Predicted global total: $1 billion
Death, taxes, and live-action Disney remakes are big in the movie office and are all true. Over $1 billion has been made at the international box office by four different Disney remakes. The recent release of The Lion King, in July 2019, became the eighth-highest-grossing movie of all time. That is to say, after earning a remarkable $1.66 billion globally.
The Little Mermaid remake stars Rob Marshall (Into The Woods) and Halle Bailey (Grown-ish). They will carry on Disney’s recycling strategy. Mermaid has a big chance of reaching the desired $1 billion milestone. Thanks to its enduring story, enormous fan base, and untapped musical possibilities.