2020 has thrown a spanner in the works when it comes to premiering blockbuster movies, however, all of that is about to change in December.
As well as these new films, HOYTS is also releasing a Best of the Classics — ’70s Blockbusters showcase (including Rocky and Apocalypse Now), a Best of the Classics – Musicals showcase including Mamma Mia! and The Greatest Showman and a Best of the Classics – Festive Favourites showcase including the cult-classics Elf and The Santa Clause.
Check out what’s heading to the cinema in December 2020.
In cinemas December 3
Hope, an eager young writer, would give anything to make it as a journalist at the online news magazine where she works. So, when, after a difficult start to the holiday season, she finds a jar filled with money at her door, she is determined to find the person responsible for handing out so much money to strangers — and to write a story about him.
Starring: Krista JangRon Lea, Markian Tarasiuk, Zehra Leverman, Tara Yelland, Jeni Ross
James looks back at the last Christmas he and Bob spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times – providing strength, friendship, and inspiration. Ultimately teaching each other about the true meaning of the Christmas spirit along the way.
Starring: Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Phaldut Sharma
Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs into the creepy attic. And though he loves his grandpa he wants his room back — so he has no choice but to declare war. With the help of his friends, Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But Grandpa is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa plans to get even.
Starring: Rob Riggle, Marisa Tomei, Christopher Walken, Eugene Levy, Oakes Fegley, Robert De Niro, Jane Seymour, Cheech Marin
He has conquered the world stage. He is in the top five most streamed dance artists globally. He has collaborated with the world’s biggest stars including Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Selena Gomez and J. Balvin. Three of his songs have over one billion streams on Spotify while his videos accumulate more than 20 billion views on YouTube.
DJ Snake put together a once in a lifetime performance at the Paris La Défense Arena, becoming the first DJ to play such a large venue. More than 20 cameras shot this historical concert with a spectacular staging. From “Turn Down For What”, “Lean On”, “Magenta Riddim” to “Taki Taki”, “Loco Contigo” and “Let Me Love You”, an unforgettable concert shot especially for the cinema.
In cinemas December 10
Based on Roald Dahl’s 1983 classic book The Witches, the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches!
Starring: Stanley Tucci, Octavia Spencer, Chris Rock, Anne Hathaway, Charles Edwards
Diagnosed with a mental illness halfway through his senior year of high school, a witty, introspective teen struggles to keep it a secret while falling in love with a brilliant classmate who inspires him to not be defined by his condition.
Starring: Charlie Plummer, Andy Garcia, Taylor Russell, AnnaSophia Robb
In cinemas December 17
A teenager’s adventures as a bounty hunter take an unexpected twist.
Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters, so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave, she thinks she’s being punk’d. Or losing her mind. In fact, the world’s first super-intelligence has selected her for observation, taking over her life with a bigger, more ominous plan to take over everything. Now, Carol is humanity’s last chance before this artificial intelligence-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.
Starring: James Corden, Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Jean Smart, Michael Beach, Karan Soni, Brian Tyree Henry
In cinemas December 26
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big-screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah.
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Robin Wright, Gal Gadot, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, Chris Pine
Prehistoric family The Croods are back to their old shenanigans in a dangerous, strange new world.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Kat Dennings, Emma Stone, Cloris Leachman, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Leslie Mann, Nicolas Cage
Best of the Classics – 70s blockbusters showcase
Close Encounters of the Third Kind — December 3 – December 9
Rocky — December 10 – December 16
Apocalypse Now — December 17 – December 23
Enter the Dragon — December 17 – December 23
Best of the Classics – Musicals showcase
Mamma Mia — December 3 – December 9
Bohemian Rhapsody — December 10 – December 16
The Greatest Showman — December 17 – December 23
Chicago — December 17 – December 23
Best of the Classics – Festive Favourites showcase
Home Alone — December 3 – December 9
Elf — December 10 – December 16
The Santa Clause — December 17 – December 23
The Muppet Christmas Carol — December 17 – December 23