Preview every movie coming out this fall — TRAILERS

You think you’re ready for cooler weather?

For the first time since 2006, summer box office receipts won’t clear the $4 billion mark.

According to Box Office Mojo, U.S. theaters are expected to see a 25-year low in the number of summer tickets purchased.

Things are so bad, AMC, the world’s largest theater chain, lost 27 percent of its value in one day in August.

But help, like those chillier temperatures, is on the way with potential blockbusters including “Justice League,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” and next weekend’s “IT.”

Here’s a look at those and other movies you can expect at the multiplexes this fall, although release dates are subject to change:


In 17th-century Amsterdam, a married woman (Alicia Vikander) and an artist (Dane DeHaan) gamble on the booming tulip bulb market to raise money to run away together in “Tulip Fever.”

Filmed in secret within the Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, “Menashe” follows a grocery store clerk trying to keep custody of his son after his wife dies, despite a tradition that requires a mother be present in every home.

Sept. 8

Which came first, America’s fear of clowns or Stephen King’s “IT”? Either way, Pennywise the clown (Bill Skarsgard) terrorizes the children of Derry, Maine, in this long-awaited big-screen adaptation.

During an evening to celebrate her 40th birthday, a recently separated woman (Reese Witherspoon) lets three aspiring filmmakers move into her guest house in the romantic comedy “Home Again.”

When 18-year-old Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, Carl King (Nnamdi Asomugha) devotes his life to freeing his friend in “Crown Heights,” a drama based on a true story that won the audience award at Sundance.

Sept. 15

Uninvited guests (Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer) put an unimaginable strain on a couple’s (Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem) relationship in the psychological thriller “mother!,” from writer-director Darren Aronofsky.

A Cold War veteran (Michael Keaton) mentors a CIA black ops recruit (Dylan O’Brien) as they try to prevent a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) from starting a world war in “American Assassin.”

Sept. 22

Kingsman agents are forced to rely on their American counterpart, Statesman, in Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Elton John.

Young Lloyd (voiced by Dave Franco), along with his friends led by kung fu master Wu (Jackie Chan), must defeat Lloyd’s dad, warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), in “The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

While trying to win back his ex-girlfriend (Tatiana Maslany) at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal) loses both legs in the bombing but goes on to inspire the city in the true story “Stronger.”

A college student unfriends a mysterious girl on social media, then something demonic begins killing her real-world friends, in the horror film “Friend Request.”

When he reconnects with his far more successful college buddies (Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement, Michael Sheen and writer-director Mike White) during a visit to Boston, a comfortably married man (Ben Stiller) begins questioning his life in the comedy “Brad’s Status.”

Sept. 29

An airline pilot (Tom Cruise) begins running guns and drugs for the CIA and Pablo Escobar in the based-on-a-true-story “American Made.”

A less outrageous true story, “Victoria & Abdul” follows the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young Indian clerk.

Five medical students begin stopping their hearts, creating near-death experiences to gain insight into the afterlife in this thriller. Sound familiar? It should. It’s a remake of 1990’s “Flatliners,” starring Ellen Page, Diego Luna and Nina Dobrev instead of Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon and Julia Roberts.

In 1973, tennis players Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) captivated the world, as told in “Battle of the Sexes.”

Go on a trip with Kirsten Dunst as she takes a potent drug and enters an altered reality in “Woodshock.”

Oct. 6

When a long-buried secret threatens to destroy what’s left of society, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) tracks down his predecessor, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who’s been missing for 30 years, in “Blade Runner 2049.”

Two strangers (Kate Winslet, Idris Elba) survive a plane crash, then push each other to walk hundreds of miles of frozen terrain in “The Mountain Between Us.”

If your little ones are begging to see “My Little Pony: The Movie” — in which Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity try to use friendship to save their home — you’re going to want to take them first thing in the morning in hopes of avoiding any Bronies.

Oct. 13

A black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”), accused by his white employer (Kate Hudson) of sexual assault and attempted murder, is defended by a young Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) in “Marshall.”

A London restaurant owner (Jackie Chan) hunts the Irish radicals responsible for his daughter’s death in “The Foreigner.”

When his son’s (Will Tilston) toys inspire the world of Winnie the Pooh, author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson), his wife (Margot Robbie) and their nanny (Kelly Macdonald) ride a wave of international success in “Goodbye Christopher Robin.”

It’s “Groundhog Day,” only more murder-y, as a college student (Jessica Rothe) keeps reliving her final day until she learns the identity of her killer in Happy Death Day.”

You’ll never look at Wonder Woman the same way after “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women,” an origin tale focusing on the character’s creator, Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans), and the women he based her on: his wife (Rebecca Hall) and their lover (Bella Heathcote).

Oct. 20

The Prescott, Arizona, Fire Department’s Granite Mountain Hotshots are the focus of the real-life drama “Only the Brave,” starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges and Taylor Kitsch.

When a woman disappears during the season’s first snow, a detective (Michael Fassbender) and a new recruit (Rebecca Ferguson) suspect it’s the work of an elusive serial killer in “The Snowman.”

A network of satellites designed to prevent natural disasters begins unleashing them on Earth in “Geostorm,” an action-adventure starring Gerard Butler, Andy Garcia and Ed Harris.

Madea (Tyler Perry) heads to a haunted campground in Boo 2! A Madea Halloween.”

In the shadow of Disney World, a young mother and her 6-year-old daughter struggle to make ends meet while living in a budget motel run by a gruff manager (Willem Dafoe) in “The Florida Project.”

Oct. 27

In 1959, betrayal, deceit and violence lie just beneath the surface of a seemingly tranquil community in “Suburbicon,” directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac.

Bodies start turning up, “Saw”-style, even though that particular killer has been dead for a decade, in “Jigsaw.”

Soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to readjust to family and civilian life in Thank You for Your Service,” starring Miles Teller, Haley Bennett and Amy Schumer.

Nov. 3

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe, where he’s forced to fight The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) before he can return to save Asgard, in “Thor: Ragnarok,” co-starring Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum and Anthony Hopkins.

Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) struggle to make it through the holidays with their own moms in A Bad Moms Christmas.”

The lives of a surgeon (Colin Farrell) and an ophthalmologist (Nicole Kidman) are thrown into turmoil when their son introduces them to his fatherless teenage friend in The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”

Despite being stricken with polio and given just months to live, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) travels the world with his wife (Claire Foy) and their son, helping other polio patients, in the true story “Breathe.”

Nov. 10

Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) join forces to give their kids the perfect Christmas, then their own fathers (Mel Gibson, John Lithgow) crash the party, in the comedy “Daddy’s Home 2.”

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars alongside Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe and Josh Gad in Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express.”

A fifth-grader (“Room’s” Jacob Tremblay) with facial deformities enrolls in a public school in “Wonder,” co-starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

Months after her daughter’s murder with little to no progress made, a mother (Frances McDormand) paints a series of signs targeting the chief of police (Woody Harrelson) in the mouthful “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

When her husband (Tracy Letts) loses his job, a nurse (Laurie Metcalf) does her best to provide for her daughter, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut “Lady Bird.”

Nov. 17

Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) recruit Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to face a powerful enemy in “Justice League.”

Denzel Washington and Colin Farrell star in “Roman Israel, Esq.,” a legal drama from writer-director Dan Gilroy (“Nightcrawler”).

Former Navy medic Richard “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) reunites with his friends, ex-Marines Sal (Bryan Cranston) and Mueller (Laurence Fishburne), to bury Doc’s son, a Marine killed in the Iraq War, in The Last Flag Flying.”

And a donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun), a sheep named Ruth (Aidy Bryant) and Dave the dove (Keegan-Michael Key) attend the birth of Jesus in the animated “The Star.”

Contact Christopher Lawrence at or 702-380-4567. Follow @life_onthecouch on Twitter.

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