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Fall Movies Fantasy League Week Two Results: Candyman Flees to 2021, Scores Zero

In Vulture’s Fall Movies Fantasy League, contestants stake their pride, and the respect of their peers, on their ability to predict the tumultuous next few months of cinematic releases.

This week in the Fall Movies Fantasy League, the house of cards is looking mighty wobbly.

In our opening frame, Tenet’s $100 million worldwide gross was enough to earn it the coveted box-office bonus. But witnessing its comparatively meager $20 million domestic opening, Hollywood executives began to tremble like Oppenheimer in the Jornada del Muerto. The movie they had been counting on to save the industry managed to open to less than The Accountant did in the before-times?

And so, now that the crisis of theatrical moviegoing has proven it will not just vanish with frequent scrub-downs of socially distanced multiplexes, a few studios have gathered their shovels and begun burying cash in the backyard. The first unlucky domino to fall was Universal’s Candyman remake, which was moved from October to an unspecified date in 2021, thus making it the FMFL’s first official blank. My condolences to all the Candyman owners. Commiserate by saying “I should have drafted Antebellum” three times in your bathroom mirror.

Things are likewise not looking too great for Warner Bros.’ other would-be tentpole, Wonder Woman 1984, which got pushed back to Christmas in a move that one might say slightly contradicts the studio’s public confidence in Tenet’s box office. WW1984 remains in play for its owners, as does the Gerard Butler action vehicle Greenland, which just got undated, but more

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