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Silver Petticoat’s Fall 2016 Box Office Preview

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The cast of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” | Photo: Warner Bros.

With the summer blockbuster season now over, the rush to attract an audience with less action packed films has begun.

RELATED | Silver Petticoat’s Summer 2016 Box Office Preview

October is a little early to draw in the holiday crowds, but it’s well past the summer prime chocked full of those action-packed blockbusters. As with each of our box office previews, below is a variety. One that hopefully features something for everyone. There are dramas and thrillers, comedies and indie films, and above all, there are films that sound out-of-this-world good (including a surprising number of period dramas). As I put this together, I noticed that, like our Summer Box Office Preview where Alicia Vikander featured prominently, this one has three films featuring Felicity Jones (who we all remember fondly as Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey).

Let’s have a look.

Silver Petticoat’s Fall 2016 Box Office Preview

Listed by Release Date (Release dates subject to change)

1. The Girl on the Train

Stars Emily Blunt | Rated R | Opens October 7th

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Photo: Dreamworks

Though it’s rated R, this tense thriller may be worth exploring. It’s based on a best-selling novel about a woman who reports seeing a woman whose disappearance makes headlines. The question that begs to be asked is: is the “girl on the train” a credible witness or part of the mystery?

2. The Great Gilly Hopkins

Stars Sophie Nélisse, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, and Julia Stiles | Rated PG | Opens October 7th

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Photo: Lionsgate Premiere

This one was unfamiliar to me, but the premise sounds sweet. It’s about a “wisecracking” girl who has been shuffled from various foster homes and the woman who takes her in. Plus, it not only boasts an amazing female cast, it also stars the young actress from The Book Thief.

3. Priceless

Stars Joel Smallbone | Rated PG-13 | Opens October 14th

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Photo: Roadside Attractions

Starring one-half of the band, For King and Country (Joel Smallbone), Priceless deals with a widowed man on the verge of emotional collapse, and the woman who (presumably) brings him back.

4. I’m Not Ashamed

Stars Masey McLain | Rated PG-13 | Opens October 21st (Limited)

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Photo: Pure Flix

Emotional seems to be the key word for I’m Not Ashamed. Produced by Pure Flix Entertainment, it’s the story (told from journal entries) of the first Columbine victim, and her incredible show of faith in the face of danger.

5. Keeping Up with the Joneses

Stars Gal Gadot, Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm | Rated PG-13 | Opens October 21st

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Photo: Fox

Sometimes a slapstick comedy is what the doctor ordered. ‘Joneses’ looks like it will be exactly this as a kind of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Killers hybrid. Plus, it has a pretty impressive cast (and we all need a good laugh sometimes!).

6. Inferno

Stars Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones | Rated PG-13 | Opens October 28th

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Photo: Columbia Pictures

The next in Dan Brown’s popular series, this story involves Robert Langdon waking with amnesia. A dastardly plot of global proportions is in motion which means Robert is again racing against the clock to foil disaster.

7. Doctor Strange

Stars Benedict Cumberbatch | Rated PG-13 | Opens November 4th

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Photo: Marvel

Famous British star Benedict Cumberbatch joins the Marvel family with their latest Marvel Cinematic Universe adaptation (delayed so they could cast Cumberbatch in the role). This is actually the franchise’s first sorcerer character and because of this, the sci-fi special effects look off-the-charts cool.

8. Hacksaw Ridge

Stars Teresa Palmer and Andrew Garfield | Unrated (at publication) | Opens November 4th

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Photo: Lionsgate

Directed by Mel Gibson, this WWII drama tells the story of the first conscientious objector awarded the medal of honor.

8. Loving

Stars Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga | Rated PG-13 | Opens November 4th

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Photo: Focus Features

A period drama set in the 1950s, this looks to be a quiet romance about an interracial couple. The challenges they face as a result look heartbreaking. Jeff Nichols, who wrote Midnight Special, penned Loving.

9. Arrival

Stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner | Rated PG-13 | Opens November 11th

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Photo: Paramount Pictures

Adams and Renner lead the way in this sci-fi drama about a linguist recruited to communicate with a group of aliens.

10. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Stars Eddie Redmayne | Rated PG-13 |Opens November 18th

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Photo: Fox

No introduction is needed for this film, which is already being hyped as the season’s best. It serves as a return to one of J.K. Rowling’s worlds, more specifically, a kind of prequel to the Harry Potter franchise.

11. Allied

Stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard | Unrated (at publication) | Opens November 25th

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Photo: Paramount Pictures

A 1940s spy thriller about an American intelligence officer and a French resistance fighter who eventually reunite in London.

12. Rules Don’t Apply

Stars Lily Collins, Warren Beatty and Alden Ehrenreich | Unrated (at publication) | Opens November 25th

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Photo: 20th Century Fox

Aside from being curious about this one because of its cast, I really know nothing about it. Because of this, I’ll just leave the blurb: “An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire who they work for.”

13. Jackie

Stars Natalie Portman | Unrated (at publication) | Opens December 9th

Deals with the aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination from his wife, Jackie’s point of view.

14. Collateral Beauty

Stars Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Kiera Knightley, Edward Norton and Helen Mirren | Unrated (at publication) | Opens December 16th

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Apart from its impressive cast line up, this film looks brilliantly good (albeit emotional). It’s about a man who writes letters to “things” (like death or love) after suffering a tragedy.

15. La La Land

Stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling | Rated PG-13 | Opens December 16th

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Photo: Lionsgate

Emma and Ryan reunite in this musical comedy about a jazz pianist and the actress he falls for. The film is set in contemporary times, but looks to take on a “vintage” feel.

16. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Stars Felicity Jones | Unrated (at publication) | Opens December 16th

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Photo: Disney

The latest installment in the recent Star Wars reboots.

17. The Space Between Us

Stars Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson | Rated PG-13 | Opens December 16th

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Photo: STX Entertainment

Though there is a novel titled The Space Between Us, this is an entirely different story. It’s a sci-fi romance about a boy born in a spaceship (on Mars) who travels to earth some 16 years later to meet the girl he’s fallen in love with. I’m curious to see what the 7-year age gap between its leads does for the chemistry.

18. Passengers

Stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence | Rated PG-13 | Opens December 23rd

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Photo: Columbia Pictures

Two passengers on a starship awaken nearly one hundred years before they should, and become the only living people on a “distant colony.”

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Which of these will entice you to head to the box office in the coming months? Comment down below with your thoughts! I’d love to read them.

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By on September 28th, 2016

About Rissi JC

Rissi is a self-diagnosed Bookaholic and TV fandom addict. She’s currently an avid blogger and reader who enjoys interacting with readers, and often dreams about finishing her first novel. When not writing or reading, she can be found working as an INSPYs advisory board member or contributing to e-zines. Her scribbles are housed on her blog Finding Wonderland (https://www.rissiwrites.com).

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