Whoa, what happened moviegoers? Two interesting and well-received horror-themed movies came out in one weekend and both failed to make a big splash. However, despite the weak opening both films are on track to be successes.
“The World’s End”, the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost comedy from Edgar Wright, debuted this weekend at the number four spot, earning just over $8 million. While a low figure, this still marks an achievement for the trio as it’s their biggest weekend opening in the US for their “Cornetto Trilogy” which includes “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead.” When you add in the fact that the movie has made $16 million overseas and was made on a budget of $20 million, it becomes clear that the film is on track to be a financial success.
Meanwhile, “You’re Next” was a bit lower on the charts marking it’s debut at number seven with just over $7 million. However, this film was a small production and so the cost to make it had to be relatively low. Word of mouth and the positive reviews might help generate more interest in the film in the coming weeks. As long as the drop off isn’t too hard next week, it should be on track to make a decent profit. However, I can’t imagine this bodes well for a potential sequel.
In other box office news, “The Conjuring” and “Pacific Rim” continue to bring in a bit of cash from around the world. Pulling in $2 million this past weekend, “The Conjuring” has brought it’s worldwide total to an astounding $220 million. And while that film continues to be a monster at the box office, there’s “Pacific Rim” doing it’s best imitation of the “Little Engine that Could.” While it didn’t find much love in the states, it’s gotten worldwide praise and has brought it’s latest total to $397 million. I can only hope this is enough to persuade Legendary to continue with Guillermo del Toro’s vision.
What did you see this weekend? Let us know in the comments!
Source: Box Office Mojo