This past week was not one for horror, evidently. While FAST FIVE dominated at the box office, the only new genre release, Kevin Munroe's DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT, did poorly. It opened at #16 with a mere $885,000 at 875 theaters. I can't say I was expecting this one to be a hit, and the critics haven't been kind to it, but it's a shame to see.
On the flip side, James Wan's INSIDIOUS, the little horror movie that could, continues to impress. The film landed the #8 spot with $2.7 million. Not too shabby for a flick with a $1.5 million budget in its fifth week of release. It recently landed the title of most profitable movie of the year.
Duncan Jones' SOURCE CODE retained the #10 spot with $2.5 million. Wes Craven's SCREAM 4, meanwhile, took a turn for the worst. It fell to #13 in its third week, making only $2.2 million with a drop of around 70%. Neil Burger's LIMITLESS picked up another $1 million at #14.
While THOR will be swinging his mighty hammer next weekend, there will be a few genre flicks getting limited released: Jason Eisener's HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, Gustavo Hernández's THE SILENT HOUSE and Vikram Bhatt's HAUNTED 3D. Be sure to support the little guys and check 'em out if they're playing at a theater near you.
|1. Fast Five
||$ 83.6 million||NEW|
||$ 14.4 million||$ 104 million|
|3. Madea's Big Happy Family||$ 10.1 million||$ 41.1 million|
|4. Water for Elephants
||$ 9.1 million||$ 32.3 million|
||$ 5.0 million||NEW|
|6. Hoodwinked Too
||$ 4.1 million||NEW|
|7. Soul Surfer
||$ 3.3 million||$ 33.8 million|
|8. Insidious||$ 2.7 million||$ 48.3 million|
||$ 2.6 million||$ 105 million|
|10. Source Code||$ 2.5 million||$ 48.9 million|