The untold truth of movie dump months
For nearly four months out of the year, going to the movie theater is a grim endeavor. At the beginning of the year and during the waning days of summer, studios scrape the bottoms of their respective barrels and release their most lackluster films to poor moviegoers hungry for something—anything—to satiate their cinematic cravings. These are known as the dreaded "dump months," in which we're gifted with the likes of The Bye Bye Man and Underworld: Blood Wars when we really want Wonder Woman and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
So why do studios always fob off their worst movies during these months? Why aren't blockbuster releases spaced out more evenly? Does it really have to be this way? Here's everything you need to know about movie dump months.