GOLDDERBY.COM: August 2023 box office preview: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ kicks off last month of summer
July 31, 2023
August is often referred to as the “Dog Days of Summer,” and it’s not just because of the intense heat that is permeating the country, but also because at a certain point, the box office just dies, as people go on vacation and others prepare to return to school in September.
This is a particularly onerous August, not just due to the ongoing strikes that will guarantee no late night talk show appearances … or shows, for that matter. But also, since July got super-primed by the whole “Barbenheimer” craziness, as well as how well “Sound of Freedom” has done (after barely getting a mention in my July preview), the pressure is on more than ever.
Still, the best bets for the month will be the franchise films, with a number of comic book movies and a sequel to a surprise hit. Read on for Gold Derby’s August 2023 box office preview.
“The Inventor” (Blue Fox Entertainment – Aug. 25)
This stop-motion animated film written and directed by Jim Capobianco follows the life of Leonardo da Vinci with a voice cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Daisy Ridley, Stephen Fry and Matt Berry.