Horror At the Box Office (Sorta)
Ok, so this week we saw the release of more of a thriller - sci fi oriented flick "The Knowing" from Nick Cage being released wide. And the 2nd week of Last House on the Left. The Knowing scored a number 1 with a good but, not great $24.8 million dollars. Last House on the Left did what most horror movies do drop big in their 2nd frame. Racking up a still nice $5.9 million in route to $24 million in its so far 2 week run. Liam Neesom's great thriller The Taken made $4.1 million and now has made a HUGE $133 million. The Watchmen took in $6.7 million and has made $98 million total. A nice total but, the budget is $150 million. Important to note its still gonna make a ton of money. Worldwide its grossed $147 million. So its $3 million from turning a profit. The Uninvited "invited" another $177,000 to raise it to $28.4 million. Very strange note. It looks like Friday the 13th dropped out of the top 50. Even though as of Thursday it was still the 21st movie in release. I figure its about to start its dollar theater run. Thats it. Really only two horror movies in release at the box office right now. Taken and The Knowing are more thrillers than anything.