2021 | MVM Yearly Wrap | The Return of the Big Screen

2021 witnessed the return of movies to the big screen with the release of the most anticipated movies that were delayed by the pandemic.

Hollywood had an active year with a variety of films released, such as sci-fi flicks, Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, musicals, character dramas, thrillers, and animations. The audience were quick to re-embrace cinema as their favourite cultural activity.

As we are nearing the end of 2021, let us look back at some of the highlights from the year 2021 that helped bring movies back to the big screen.

 

Top 10 Movies of 2021 – by Country

 

UAE:

  1. No Time to Die
  2. Fast and Furious 9
  3. Godzilla vs Kong
  4. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  5. Al Kameen [Arabic]
  6. Shang – Chi : The Legend of the 10 Rings
  7. Black Widow
  8. Jungle Cruise
  9. Free Guy
  10. Cruella

 

KSA:

  1. Waafet Reggaala [Arabic]
  2. Wrath Of Man
  3. No Time to Die
  4. Fast and Furious 9
  5. Mesh Ana [Arabic]
  6. Cruella
  7. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  8. A Quiet Place: Part II
  9. Mama Hamel [ Arabic ]
  10. El Ens W El Nems [Arabic]

 

Egypt:

  1. Al Arif [Arabic]
  2. El Ens W El Nems [Arabic]
  3. Mesh Ana [Arabic]
  4. Waafet Reggaala [Arabic]
  5. Al-Baa’d La Yazhab L Al-Ma’zoun Maratayen [Arabic]
  6. No Time to Die
  7. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  8. Fast and Furious 9
  9. Mako [Arabic]
  10. The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It

 

Oman:

  1. Fast and Furious 9
  2. No Time to Die
  3. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  4. Jungle Cruise
  5. Wrath Of Man
  6. Sooryavanshi [Hindi]
  7. Shang – Chi : The Legend of the 10 Rings
  8. Master [Tamil]
  9. Kurup [Malayalam]
  10. A Quiet Place: Part II

 

Kuwait:

  1. No Time to Die
  2. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  3. Escape Room: No Way Out
  4. Black Widow
  5. Shang – Chi : The Legend of the 10 Rings
  6. Cruella
  7. Mesh Ana [Arabic]
  8. Free Guy
  9. Fast and Furious 9
  10. A Quiet Place: Part II

 

Bahrain:

  1. No Time to Die
  2. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  3. Jungle Cruise
  4. Free Guy
  5. Fast and Furious 9
  6. Shang – Chi : The Legend of the 10 Rings
  7. El Ens W El Nems [Arabic]
  8. Dune
  9. The Suicide Squad
  10. Mesh Ana [Arabic]

 

Qatar:

  1. No Time to Die
  2. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  3. Free Guy
  4. Shang – Chi : The Legend of the 10 Rings
  5. Luca
  6. Black Widow
  7. Fast and Furious 9
  8. A Quiet Place: Part II
  9. Dune
  10. The Boss Baby 2: Family Business

 

Lebanon:

  1. Fast and Furious 9
  2. No Time to Die
  3. Mesh Ana [Arabic]
  4. Shang – Chi: The Legend of the 10 Rings
  5. Black Widow
  6. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  7. Jungle Cruise
  8. Free Guy
  9. Eternals
  10. Dune

(based on Box Office)

 

 

Most Watched Genres of 2021 – Regional

 

Most Watched Genres - 2021

 

 

Top 10 Cinema Ads of 2021

 

10 blockbuster ads (in no particular order) that lit up the big screen in 2021, as featured in Campaign Middle East :

 

Brand: Cartier

Title: Expo 2020 Women’s Pavilion

Agency: MediaCom MENA

 

 

Brand: Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Title: Stayin’ On Yas

Agency: Starcom

 

 

Brand: stc

Title: Our Culture is Our Future

Agency: Universal Media KSA

 

 

 

Brand: Etisalat

Title: #TogetherMeans

Agency: Initiative Abu Dhabi

 

 

 

Brand: Hermès

Title: The Legend of Hermès Della Cavalleria

Agency: Havas Media ME

 

 

Brand: NEOM

Title: Made to Change

Agency: Starcom

 

 

 

Brand: Mercedes

Title: The New Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

Agency: OMD

 

 

Brand: TRA Bahrain

Title: Digital Theft

 

 

Brand: Gulf Bank

Title: AlDanah

Agency: Wavemaker MENA

 

Brand: Porsche

Title: Macan – Your Sidekick,Everywhere

Agency: BPG Kuwait

 

 

 

Looking Forward

 

There are a dizzying amount of exciting new movies coming to theaters in 2022. These are the top 10 movies you should be looking forward to in the coming year:

 

  1. Morbius – January 27
  2. The Batman – March 3
  3. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore – April 14
  4. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – May 5
  5. John Wick: Chapter 4 – May 26
  6. Top Gun: Maverick – May 26
  7. Jurassic World: Dominion -June 9
  8. Thor: Love and Thunder – In cinemas July 7
  9. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – In cinemas November 10
  10. Avatar 2 – In cinemas December 15

 

For more on the movies coming out in 2022, be sure to check out our sizzle reel, which launches towards the end of January 2022

 

 

Souces : Vox Cinemas, IMDB, Box Office Mojo

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Anticipated Movies Releasing Over Summer in 2021

Here’s an extensive line-up of movies releasing in cinema over summer in 2021!

 

With the global rollout of the vaccine, cinemas in parts of the US now open and UK set to open its doors to cinemagoers in May, multiple production houses have now confirmed the theatrical release date for most movies postponed as a result of the pandemic, with cinema lovers now having lots to look forward to this summer.

 

Here’s a comprehensive list of movies set to hit the BIG screen this summer:

 

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

A sequel to the 2018 animation blockbuster, the second installment witnesses Peter Rabbit move to the big city upon finding the garden life redundant. However, not every sail must be smooth – he meets people from different walks of life in the big city and eventually ends up creating havoc for his family! Join Peter on this journey in a cinema near you on 13 May 2021.

 

 

Cruella

The live-action movie stars Emma Stone as a young Cruella de Vil – the famous villain from ‘101 Dalmatians’. The story revolves around Cruella’s years as a fashion designer in the 70s, when she becomes obsessed with dogs’ skin – especially Dalmatians. The movie is set to release on the BIG screen on 27 May 2021.

 

 

Fast & Furious 9

Make way for the 9th installment in the Fast Saga! The plot of the movie centres on Dominic Toretto and his crew having to join forces to battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered, who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother Jakob. Will Dom be able to save those he loves, or will he go down fighting? Find out on 25 June 2021.

 

 

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It

Real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren are back with a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil. The third installment of the real-life inspired series revolves around the fight for the soul of a young boy, which leads to something that is unknown in U.S history – a murder suspect claiming demonic possession as a defense. The movie is set to releases in cinema on 3 June 2021.

 

 

A Quiet Place II

The sequel to the 2018 blockbuster follows the events at the home of the Abbott family, who now face the terrors of the outside world. Compelled to resort to the unknown, the Abbott’s realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threat lurking beyond the sand path. Venture into the unknown with them on 10 June 2021 at a cinema near you.

 

 

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

The world’s most lethal odd duo – bodyguard Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid, have taken on another life-threatening mission – to save Darius’s wife Sonia. The trio get caught amidst a global plot only to find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman. Join the fun deadly mayhem on 17 June 2021.

 

 

Black Widow

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller, Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff confronts the darker parts of her life when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. This action-packed blockbuster resales on 9 July 2021.

 

 

The Suicide Squad

The sequel to the 2016 Suicide Squad, is set to release across cinemas on 5 August 2021. The movie revolves around super-Villains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker, and a collection of cons at Belle Reve prison who join the super-secret Force X. Heavily armed, they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese where they must fight to live.

 

 

Free Guy

After multiple reschedules, this blockbuster starring Ryan Reynolds is set to release on 12 August 2021. The movie’s plot is based on a bank teller named Guy, who realizes he is a character in a video game that is soon going offline! Will he win the race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down? Find out this summer.

 

 

Candyman

A sequel to the 1992 horror film, Candyman makes a comeback to a reestablished neighborhood of Chicago where the legend began. A decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence. This spine-chilling thriller is set to release in cinema on 24 August 2021.

 

 

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s production plant has left the city as a barren wasteland with great evil brewing below the surface. A small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind the crimes of Umbrella Corporation and make it through the night. Watch the eventful night unfold in a theatre near you on 2 September 2021.

 

 

The Boss Baby 2: Family Business

The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again – and inspire a new family business.

 

 

Other movies set to release over summer in 2021 include:

Troll: The Tale of Tail (May 2021), Spirit Untamed (June 2021), The Forever Purge (July 2021), Jungle Cruise (July 2021), Reminiscence (August 2021), Stillwater (August 2021), Shang-Chi: The Legend of the 10 Rings (September 2021), The Addams Family 2 (September 2021), Invasion (September 2021), The Many Saints of Newark (September 2021) and more.

 

From action-packed blockbusters, hair-raising thrillers and a heap of light entertainment, the big screen is set to be your go to destination this summer.

 

Contact us to display your brand alongside these upcoming blockbusters on the BIG screen!

 

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