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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and Last Witch Hunter bomb hard!

Yikes! Things have been scary at the box office for horror films in October. Last week saw the disappointingly weak opening of Guillermo del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK ($13 million) and it didn't get any better for this past weekend's new fright flicks: Vin Diesel's THE LAST WITCH HUNTER was DOA with only $10 million, while PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION was a veritable phantom...
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Annabelle and Dracula Untold are horror hits at the box office

Anyone who thought the middling reviews and reactions for ANNABELLE and DRACULA UNTOLD were going to halt them at the box office were wrong. Dead wrong. The films are proving, especially overseas, that audiences do indeed crave horror in October, quality be damned. ANNABELLE opened to a very nice $37 million at the beginning of the month, a great debut for the CONJURING...
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Devil's Due is a dud at the box office; is found footage dying on the big screen?

This past weekend was a crowded one at the box office, with JACK RYAN, RIDE ALONG and THE NUT JOB all competing with prestige pics like LONE SURVIVOR, AMERICAN HUSTLE and THE WOLF OF WALL STREET for audience attention. Around these parts, the flick to watch - well, keep an eye on - was DEVIL'S DUE , 20th Century Fox's attempt at the micro-budget found footage game. So how did it fare?...
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World War Z tops $500 million worldwide; becomes star Brad Pitt's highest grossing film

Well, we certainly didn't see this coming! Although there were those who doubted that Marc Forster's WORLD WAR Z would be a hit, many expected the film to be a box office success, especially considering it starred one of Hollywood's biggest draws, Brad Pitt. But who knew it would be one of the biggest films of Pitt's career? Deadline is sharing that Paramount...
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The Purge earns its budget back in one night!

I've got a feeling we're going to start hearing the term "microbudget" thrown around a lot more soon. Universal Pictures' microbudget thriller THE PURGE , which had a budget of approximately $3 million, has made that money back in one night, the trades are reporting. The James DeMonaco film, produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, earned around...
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Dredd kicks ass in the home video market; is a sequel still possible?

For all of us who wondered WTF?! when DREDD flopped badly during its theatrical run - not just here in North America, but across the globe - take heed: the kickass lawman is not down for the count. Having debuted on Blu-ray and DVD last week, DREDD shot up the sales chart and tied for #1 with Tim Burton's FRANKENWEENIE. It was also the top film download for the week, outpacing all...
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Texas Chainsaw 3D revs up a sequel!

So TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D basically made back it's entire budget over the course of the weekend, which means it's all gravy for Lionsgate from here on out. It also means the company has greenlit a sequel to the franchise, which is a very good thing for horror fans. Our contemporaries report the producers behind Texas Chainsaw 3D had acquired the rights to make up to 7 more...
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