Go ahead and say it: "It's October already?" 2014 seems to be flying by and the fall movie season is already into its second month where we're likely to get a bunch of strong awards contenders going by previous years. In the past, October has also been a month where the box office would tend to slow down even more, or at least that used to be the case. Before 2000, not a single movie opened over $30 million and since 2010, we've had three movies open over $50 million. With that in mind, October is no longer the dumping ground it used to be, although six of the top 10 opening movies were sequels, something to bear in mind.
We don't have a sequel this weekend, as much as a spin-off movie from one of 2013's biggest hits, but we also have an adaptation of one of 2012's biggest bestselling novels. One's a horror movie and one's more of a thriller, but they're both going to be shooting for much of the same audience essentially cannibalizing each other's potential box office. Which one will prevail? Read on.
This week's "CHOSEN ONE" is the new ensemble dramedy from Jason Reitman, Men, Women & Children
(Paramount), starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and more.