Indiana Jones, a drawing of Pixar, a hero of DC Comics, another of Marvel and the robots of Hasbro, all come together – or pile up, it will be seen how – to maybe, perhaps, in one of those, take the month of June to be the best in history in terms of public to the cinemas of Argentina.
Because if May of this year became the best May of all time in terms of public attendance at Argentine cinemas -4,898,450 tickets sold-, June looks even better. And that only takes 8 days...
In addition, if May had an Extra large weekend for the holiday of Thursday 25 and the bridge holiday of Friday 26, June has another Extra large weekend, but for cinemas it will be even wider, because they will be on Monday 19 (holiday for tourist purposes) and Tuesday 20.
Miles Morales, one of the Spider-Men from "Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse". First strong release of the month.
Hollywood's strong opening season has been expanding throughout the calendar year for a few years now.
That, added to the simultaneous premiere with the United States, which was first a matter of avoiding piracy, and on the other, now in full swing of streaming, to be able to make the releases on the platforms of the studios at the same time in all territories.
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in "Star Wars" (1977). Before, they premiered in the summer of the USA and you had to wait for the summer here. Not anymore.
A long time ago, the Hollywood tanks that premiered in the American summer, arrived here in the Argentine summer. Think Star Wars, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, or Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Well, think no more. What premieres in June in the United States, here arrives until a day before, for the simple fact that there they premiere on Fridays, and here, on Thursdays.
The first strong release of the month was, a week ago, on Thursday, June 1, that of Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse, the animated film from Sony in association with Marvel. It took almost 300,000 spectators in its first week on the bill (296,573 tickets), and despite this it was not the most watched film those first days, since the second week of The Little Mermaid occupied that place, with 302,509 tickets.
Vin Diesel, as always, at the helm of the "Fast and Furious" movies. "Fast X" will help a June with many viewers.
Well, that's another incentive to imagine a June of those, because several titles that have been attracting audiences are still on the bill. There's also Fast and Furious X, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3...
The Transformers: Awakening of the Beasts thing was predictable. Yesterday, Thursday, it was the most watched of the day, with its 38,850 spectators.
"Elements", the new Pixar, had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Opens on Thursday 15.
Flash vs Pixar
Next Thursday the 15th, then, here as in the rest of the world, there will be a battle between two tanks. Disney releases Elements, the new animated film from Pixar, just three weeks after The Little Mermaid. With Pete Docter (the mastermind behind Monsters, Inc., Up, Intense Mind and Soul) as producer, the film is a version of Romeo and Juliet aggiornada. In the city of Elements, there is a girl from Fire and a young man from Water, who evidently could not get together, but... The music is by Thomas Newman, a regular at Pixar.
Flash is surrounded by controversy, but for extra-cinematic reasons. Its protagonist, the actor Ezra Miller, participated in numerous controversies and starred in numerous problems with Justice in recent years.
Ezra Miller is "Flash", the DC Comics superhero, directed by Argentine Andy Muschietti.
Psychological abuse, insults, a fine in Hawaii, a trip to Iceland in the middle of the pandemic, alcohol theft and a hospitalization to recover are in the curriculum of the boy who embodies in the film by Argentine Andy Muschietti (It) Barry, alias Flash, who makes a trip through time. In the film not only appears one Batman (Ben Affleck's) but two, because Michael Keaton also acts, Tim Burton's Bruce Wayne.
On Thursday 22 there is a respite from the tanks, and on the 29th, the last Thursday of the month, Indiana Jones and the call of destiny arrives, with an 80-year-old Harrison Ford saying goodbye to the adventurous archaeologist.
The first known image of Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones and the Call of Fate." It arrives on Thursday 29.
It had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where I saw it, and I will only anticipate that they rejuvenated Ford in the prologue, in the middle of World War II, in the middle of the Nazis, and then located in a "current" time in the '60s. It is the first Indiana Jones not directed by Steven Spielberg. It was made by James Mangold, Logan and Against the Impossible.
The record to break is that of June 2019, when 6,059,426 tickets were sold, with Toy Story 4 carrying more than half of the spectators of the whole month (3,348,107).
It's a difficult mark, but not impossible.