Why we need more movies for adults
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What to know
Franchises for adults can help the box office… Variety explains that moviegoers 35 and older are hungry for “franchises” of their own, like Downton Abbey and Knives Out, and that age group contributed greatly to some of 2022’s biggest hits (Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis). I put “franchises” in quotes because the trade says the term could mean traditional sequels, or movies from a specific auteur, or even a familiar genre. I hope studio execs are reading this story and greenlight more “movies for adults”, as they’re often more interesting and could fill the gaps between the big four-quadrant tentpoles. 👵🏻
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