15 Worst Months To Go To The Movies Since The Year 2000

Warning: this article might cause mass depression amongst film fans.

You've been there. We all have. It's the middle of winter or it's a hot August afternoon and seeing a movie is the only fun activity you can do. Unfortunately, when you look at your options, you don't see anything worthwhile. Well, what if you have no viable movie options for a month? Or two months? That's what tends to happen in the months of January and February and there's a graph that proves this:
This chart was provided by Slate and it proves that February is statistically the worst month to see a movie, according to Rotten Tomatoes. January and August are not too far behind either and it's easy to understand why: these months are usually the dumping ground for Hollywood's worst films. When you see a movie get stuck with a January release date, it typically means that Hollywood has very little faith in the product. This list takes a look at the 15 worst months to go to the movies since the year 2000. I wanted to look into some of these terrible months and see just what kind of movies we were dealing with. Now, understand that Rotten Tomatoes is only being used as a guide here and I don't take the site as gospel. For a list like this, it's simply being used as a tool to help decipher between the good and the bad. Obviously, not every movie that gets a positive/negative rating on the site is necessarily a good/bad movie. Is that clear? Good. Now let's take a look...

15. March 2013

Number Of Movies Released: 20 Rotten Tomatoes Average: 41% Number of Movies Receiving Lower Than 40%: 10 It's almost been a year since March 2013, and even now, I think we can conclude that it was a really weak month for movies. We were bombarded with big budget films that were largely disappointing, like with Jack the Giant Slayer and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. We also had Admission, which starred Paul Rudd and Tina Fey, along with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which starred Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey. Both of those movies failed to live up to their promising casts. And those movies do not even scratch the surface of this month's awfulness. If you did not want to see G.I. Joe: Retaliation in the last weekend of March, your other options were widely panned movies such as The Host and Tyler Perry's Temptation, which co-starred Kim Kardashian. Is Hollywood trying to punish us for some reason?
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Ken writes movie reviews on his blog, kenoncinema.blogspot.com. He currently resides in New York City. Twitter: @keng324