The final numbers aren’t in yet, but it looks like The Last House on the Left managed to snag third place at the box office during its opening weekend.
The tally? According to Yahoo!, the Dennis Iliadis-helmed remake took in $14.7 million in ticket sales. Race to Witch Mountain (check out our exclusive interviews here) was the big winner with $25 million, which topped expectations.
Personally, I found Last House to be a bit better than I was expecting but still very flawed. Andrew’s Last House on the Left review summed it up perfectly for me: “On a stylistic level alone, director Dennis Iliadis does a damn fine job ratcheting up the suspense in several scenes and makes you wonder what he could do with a better project. While the film purposefully lacks the grit and realism of the original, Iliadis still gives it the feeling of a slick independent production and there’s no questioning the passion of cast and crew. The acting is strong across the board, the stand-out being Dillahunt who proves himself a menacing successor to David Hess. It’s just sad that these people don’t have more to work with.”
And that ending … oy vey! Even so, it’s good to see horror can still pack ’em at the multi-plex!
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