In a franchise sea, original gems find a spot this summer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer movie season is here and Hollywood has a slew of sequels and franchises to offer. The hope is that blockbusters like “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “The Lion King” help make up for the year-to-date deficit at the box office which is still in the double digits even after “Avengers: Endgame. “
But the industry is also releasing exciting original films that can help provide unexpected upside, both for the bottom line and for audiences who might be growing tired of all the familiarity.
One such film is Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday,” about a freak blackout that erases The Beatles and their music from the world’s memory, with the exception of one struggling musician who uses it to his advantage.
“Yesterday” hits theaters on June 28.