Summer 2018: A Look at 7 Theatrical Opportunities for Your Brand

Despite the current weather, it’s never too early to start planning for summer partnerships. Blockbusters come in all shapes and sizes and can seem daunting at first glance, but take a closer look. From known sequels, including a musical, to new franchises, we’ve rounded up seven Theatrical Properties debuting early this summer that are sure to have a marketing opportunity for every brand!

JUNE:

Warner Bros. Pictures: OCEAN’S 8oceans_8OCEAN’S 8 is a comedy heist that continues the OCEAN’S 11 franchise with an all-star cast of women, led by Sandra Bullock. Playing Debbie Ocean, Bullock, along with Cate Blanchette, recruits a crew (Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina and Rihanna) to pull off an impossible mission at the New York Meg Gala. The movie also stars Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon and Dakota Fanning and arrives in theaters June 8, 2018. More details here.


Disney/Pixar: THE INCREDIBLES 2INCREDIBLES_2newTHE INCREDIBLES 2 is the next 3D computer-animated superhero sequel to The INCREDIBLES (2004), which grossed $633 million worldwide at the box office and won several awards, including two Academy Awards. Scheduled to be released on June 15, 2018,  it will feature Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their roles. Learn more here.


Universal Pictures: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOMjurassic_world_fallen_kingdomDebuting June 22, 2018, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM is the first in the sequel trilogy and  fourth installment of the JURASSIC PARK series, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, the movie takes place on the same fictional Central American island off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, where a theme park populated with cloned dinosaurs has operated for ten years. The park plunges into chaos when a genetically created dinosaur breaks loose and goes on a rampage across the island. Get additional scoop here.


JULY:

Marvel Studios: ANT-MAN AND THE WASPant_man_and_the_wasp_updatedANT-MAN AND THE WASP, based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang (Ant-Man) and Hope van Dyne (Wasp), is the sequel to ANT-MAN (2015) and the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are back, along with Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and more. The film is set to hit theaters July 6, 2018. Details here.


Sony Pictures Entertainment: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATIONhotel_transylvania_3HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION is an animated fantasy-comedy sequel to HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, which grossed $473 million worldwide at the box office, and is the third installment in the “HOTEL T” franchise. Known internationally as HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: A MONSTER VACATION, the movie will feature reprised roles of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Asher Blinkoff, Mel Brooks and is scheduled to be released on July 13, 2018. Find out more here.


20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment: ALITA: BATTLE ANGELalita_battle_angelBased on Yukito Kishiro’s Japanese comic (manga) Battle Angel Alita, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL is a cyberpunk action film, produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Set to debut July 20, 2018, the film stars Rosa Salazar in the title role, with Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, and more. Featuring CGI and new technology that Cameron has been developing, the movie is said to include a similar mix of live-action and computer-generated imagery used in AVATAR. Details here.


Universal Pictures: MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAINMamma_Mia_Here_We_Go_AgainBonus: Also debuting July 20, 2018 is rom-com musical MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, the sequel to MAMMA MIA! from 2008 that was based on the musical with the same name. The film will feature most of the characters from the first one, along with Cher, who joins the cast in her first on-screen film role since 2008. Set in Greece, the story finds Amanda Seyfried’s character, Sophie, pregnant and missing her Mom. Learn more here.


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Jingle Janlge Your Way Through the Holiday Season with these Marketing Partnerships

It seems that more people are as excited for holiday promotions as much as the festivities themselves. This year’s holiday season brought partnerships packed-full of festive spirit. Take a look at five stand-outs (and even more on MarketingPartnerships.com), and hopefully they will spark inspiration for your next partnerships, too!

 

MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE | Green Giant

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As part of Green Giant’s inaugural year in the MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, Green Giant celebrated by setting the Guinness World Record for the largest serving of green bean casserole in a restaurant at Macy’s Herald Square. Read more.

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS | Godiva

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20th Century Fox and Godiva partnered to celebrate the theatrical release of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.  The partnership included a limited edition chocolate collection inspired by the film. Read more.

 

A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS | Old Navy

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STX Entertainment and Old Navy partnered for a sweepstakes to celebrate the theatrical release of A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS. Fans were given the chance to win a private screening for 100 guests in their hometown. Read more.

 

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI | Nissan

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Walt Disney Studios and Nissan joined forces again to promote the latest installment of the STAR WARS franchise, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.  Leading up to the film’s opening, Nissan had an extensive promotional campaign that featured Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies from its top selling models. The campaign included traditional, digital and event media.  Read more.

 

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN | Montblanc

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20th Century Fox and Montblanc partnered to celebrate the December theatrical release of THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. Throughout the film, actor Hugh Jackman could be seen using his Montblanc Minerva pocket watch, a vintage piece on loan from the house’s archive in Switzerland, as well as a specifically commissioned Meisterstück fountain pen, with a ringmaster engraved on its nib. Read more.

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Theatrical Partnerships to Get You And Your Brand in the Holiday Spirit

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QUICK READ: In celebration of the theatrical release of A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS, STX Entertainment and Amazon Alexa teamed up to create a magical holiday experience with the first-ever Alexa powered premiere. The intelligent personal home assistant joined the film’s Los Angeles premiere while snowflakes fell as saxophonist Kenny G played “Deck the Halls” and the device got quizzed by Santa.

 

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QUICK READ: 20th Century Fox and Moet & Chandon partnered to celebrate the theatrical release of THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. The partnership included a sweepstakes in which fans had the opportunity to win one free ticket to the movie, courtesy of Fandango.

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