Insidious: The Last Key has already made almost 5 times its budget

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Insidious: The Last Key Adam Robitel

The latest INSIDIOUS movie may have the word "last" in its title, but I don't think INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY is going to be the last we see of this franchise. Even though it only just opened in the United States this past Friday (and on Wednesday and Thursday in some other territories), the film has already earned just under five times its production budget.

Reportedly made for $10 million, THE LAST KEY made $20 million at the international box office over its first days of release, and in the U.S. its total opening weekend haul was an impressive $29,265,000.

According to Box Office Mojo, this is the second best opening in the franchise's history, coming in well behind INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2's $40 million but topping the first film's $13 million and INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3's $22.69 million.

Starring Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Kirk Acevedo, Javier Botet, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, and Marcus Henderson, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY was directed by Adam Robitel from a screenplay written by Whannell.

The story this time around: 

Parapsychologist Elise Rainier and her team travel to Five Keys, N.M., to investigate a man's claim of a haunting. Terror soon strikes when Rainier realizes that the house he lives in was her family's old home.

From my perspective, there didn't seem to be a lot of excitement for THE LAST KEY heading into its opening weekend. I'm glad to find out that the hype was just passing me by and that the INSIDIOUS franchise is still in good shape.

With an opening haul like this, I suspect we're going to be reporting news on an INSIDIOUS 5 very soon.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.