Suspiria made a killing in limited release at box-office this weekend

Director Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA opened in a mere two theaters in Los Angeles and New York this past weekend. But even still the much-anticipated remake scored a killer $179,806, delivering an $89,903 per theater average! This may not seem like much, but it was (by far) the chart-topper in that respect this past weekend.

To put this theater average into perspective, Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green's direct sequel to John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN scored a mere $8,031 per theater average. That said, HALLOWEEN played in close to 4,000 theaters so, you know, it made quite a bit more than SUSPIRIA all said and done. All of this is to say that we can expect Guadagnino's remake to make tons of cash when it opens into 250 more theaters next weekend.

Guadagnino's remake stars Dakota Johnson as

Young American dancer Susie Bannion, who arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Co. When she vaults to the role of a lead dancer, the woman she replaces breaks down and accuses the company's female directors of witchcraft. Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist and a member of the troupe uncover dark and sinister secrets as they probe the depths of the studio's hidden underground chambers.

Guadagnino directs the remake from a screenplay adapted by David Kajganich (THE INVASION) based on the original script penned by Argento and Daria Nicolodi. Johnson's co-stars include Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Angela Winkler, Ingrid Caven, Elena Fokina, Sylvie Testud, Renée Soutendijk, Christine LeBoutte, Fabrizia Sacchi, and Malgosia Bela, along with Jessica Harper and Chloë Grace Moretz.

The film expands into 250 theaters next weekend. Do you plan on checking out this remake in theaters next weekend? Did you catch a screening this past weekend in NY or LA? Let us know below!

Source: Box-Office Mojo



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