The holiday box office season is upon us, and with it comes yet another science fiction flick in Ender's Game. The genre has walked a somewhat rocky road this year with Oblivion, Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim, and Elysium all performing under expectations and/or just well enough to be considered modest successes.Gravity is bucking that trend as we speak, but as many will be quick to point out, it's hardly comparable to those other films.
Aside from being the next in line of a glut of sci-fi pics and having the unfortunate fate of being the first to open just weeks after Gravity, Ender's Game will also have to contend with Marvel's Thor: The Dark World in its second weekend (followed by Catching Fire in its fourth). Translation: genre fans may end up turningEnder into a one-weekend movie unless word of mouth miraculously trumps that of its competition. The holiday season could pad any potentially short legs, but Lionsgate/Summit isn't in an enviable position with the flick... (more)
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Edited by ShawnMR, 16 October 2013 - 12:57 PM.