This past November proved that audiences are still more than willing to flock to theaters if it means visiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Wizarding World (even without its most famous character), and high-quality family entertainment (Moana, Trolls). Unfortunately, outside of the major awards contenders, audiences seemed less inclined to check out more adult-oriented entertainment, as Allied, Rules Don’t Apply, and Bleed for This came in well under modest expectations.
December tends to be one of the highest grossing months of the year as kids are off from school and families head to multiplexes in search of entertainment, leaving lots of money to be spread across several films. Barring some level of ridiculous controversy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will likely be the highest grossing film of the month, but Passengers, Sing, and Why Him? also seem poised for solid returns.