The 15 movies we're most excited about after seeing footage at CinemaCon, the biggest movie-theater conference
On Thursday, CinemaCon, the annual movie-theater conference, wrapped up in Las Vegas. And once again the big takeaway was that the major studios aren't abandoning their theatrical businesses any time soon.
The main purpose of CinemaCon - outside of taking countless meetings - is for studios to fly in with their stars in tow and give presentations that dazzle exhibitors about their upcoming slates of movies. This can range from trailers, to select scenes, to 15-20 minute sections of movies, and in some cases screenings of entire movies.
The goal for studios is to put on such a presentation that theaters don't just run their movies, but show them on multiple screens and over a long period of time. (Warner Bros.' "A Star Is Born" was in theaters for 6 months!)
And this year, the studios came to Vegas with titles that could make 2019 as big or even bigger than the record-breaking box office ($11.9 billion domestic; $41.1 billion global) and tickets sold (263 million) in 2018.
After spending the last four days at CinemaCon, Business Insider returns with 15 movies that you shouldn't miss:
Warning: Minor spoilers below