The President’s Day Weekend box office was a big one for 80’s remakes, but it was only really big for one particular 1980’s reboot. Unfortunately for the new RoboCop, that reboot was About Last Night.
Here we go again. Unless it has the words “twilight” or “hunger” in the title, film versions of female-centric genre novels can’t seem to find a large audience, even amongst their own built-in fanbase.
Is it really all that shocking audiences did not rush out to theaters this weekend to see Aaron Eckhart as a handsome, stick-fighting Frankenstein’s monster assisting shape-shifting gargoyles in their eternal struggle with demons in business suits?
Only three weeks into 2014, and we’ve already had two found footage horror movies open on the big screen. So how did Devil’s Due do against surprisingly stiff competition this Martin Luther King Day weekend? Let’s just say this baby is going to be an only child.
Machete Kills is on its way to home video, and right now we have a veritable cornucopia of videos to check out to get you geared up. Given the film's extremely dismal box office, none of you went to see it so here's your opportunity!
It’s been a good news/bad news weekend for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. The first (horror) movie of 2014 had a solid opening weekend but still proved no match for the frozen weather in and out of movie theaters.
Oldboy Takes a Beating at the Box Office; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Cooks Up a Thanksgiving Feast
Just $1.25 million over five days. Yep, that's the dismal take Spike Lee's Oldboy (review here) brought in during the holiday weekend. Sure, it only opened in 583 locations, but still. Read on for details.
Machete Kills is one of the biggest box office flops of the year, and even debuted with one of the worst opening weekends of all time. But maybe it will find its audience on home video, where people who hated the original (such as myself) might be compelled to give it a look.
“You Will Know Her Name” proclaimed the poster for the Carrie remake. Perhaps the problem was everyone already knew her name, or maybe it was because the target audience wasn’t old enough to know her name yet. Whatever the reason, the only major horror release of the Halloween season failed to scare up big box office.
It just figures. Up front... most of us here at Dread Central were not fans of the original Machete. Yet, its sequel, Machete Kills, made huge strides in getting things right, and of course nobody went to see it. In fact, it had an historically bad opening.
The riveting new flick Prisoners (review) owned the box office this past weekend, but the big question is: Did the space convict Riddick and the latest trip to the Further keep up?
The weekend after Labor Day is traditionally a slow one for Hollywood. It's also the official beginning of the fall movie season as well as the NFL season. This year it kicked off with Vin Diesel’s Riddick back on the big screen for the first time in nine years. Did he score or fumble the ball?
The World's End, You're Next, and The Mortal Instruments Fight for Leftovers at The Butler's Box Office
Though the end of August is traditionally one of the slower movie-going weekends of the year, it was a big weekend for the genre. So how did our three contenders fare?
It's the thing we love to see the most, an original R-rated horror film kicking major ass at the box office. And this week we got that - big time. The Conjuring destroyed the competition, raking in a whopping $41.5 million, nearly doubling its closest competition. R.I.P.D. did not fare as well.
Pacific Rim’s less than monstrous opening can’t be considered a shock given that it’s an original property, has no major name stars, and has to clear the hurdle of convincing general audiences that look down upon giant monster movies as something beneath their intelligence....