The successful specialized season chugs ahead as the top-tier hits add to their impressive totals. “Harriet
” (Focus), “Parasite
” (Neon), and “Jojo Rabbit
” (Fox Searchlight
) still hold the lead as recent titles haven’t reached the same levels. Three Netflix
awards contenders, “The Irishman
,” “Marriage Story
,” and “The Two Popes
” are not getting major theater play, although Martin Scorsese
’s film might get close to $10 million. With no new films in the last couple weeks likely to explode over Christmas, that means that unlike most years, some of the strong earlier performers have more chances to thrive during Christmas.
They are competing with other well-reviewed, Oscar and adult friendly studio releases like “Ford v Ferrari
” (20th Century Fox
), “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
), and “Knives Out
), all competing for the same audience.
This week brought a preview of what will be an early 2020 specialized top film. Neon released