With the exception of Sully, which continues to show impressive staying power, September for the most part was marked by disappointing results at the box office. The Magnificent Seven, Blair Witch, and Storks are all poised to come in well below expectations, and the intense and well made Deepwater Horizon looks to finish as one of the lowest grossing big budget disaster films in recent memory.
This year’s October features (big surprise) several sequels, some awards hopefuls, and a few adaptations. The Girl on the Train, The Accountant, and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back all seem poised for strong grosses, but it seems unlikely that any of this October’s releases will match last year’s The Martian. However, this month will likely top the same period of last year when Pan, Crimson Peak, and The Last Witch Hunter flopped.