In this new weekly feature at Awards Circuit, we will look back at this week in movie history (Week 9 of the cinematic year) and look at films which have opened in the same time period in the years’ past, travel through facts and trivia from some of those films. and see if we can connect the past to the present. This is the first installment of Everything Comes Back Around.
With four films receiving wide release this weekend, this marks the fifth time since 1980 that studios have released four or more films into the multiplex in the final week of the winter movie season, before higher profile March releases begin to arrive. Analyzing that particular list of films is sobering, as only two of the 17 films in question have made any sort of a lasting impact on moviegoers.