Weekend Box Office: The Quiet Ones Fails to Make Much Noise

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Weekend Box Office: The Quiet Ones Fails to Make Much NoiseI keep hearing The Quiet Ones is so loud and noisy that its title seems a bad joke. Well, the joke’s on it because the supernatural chiller only succeeded at tying Vampire Academy as the year’s lowest opening for a wide release film. And that wasn’t its only dubious honor.

While Captain America’s comic book war against Hydra was finally knocked out of the top slot by three women waging a comic war against the penis, The Quiet Ones bombed in a big way.

The latest Lionsgate spookfest (the one with the trailer that even had me wondering if it was supposed to be some sort of prequel to The Apparition since both films seem to be conducting the same paranormal experiment) opened in 7th place with barely $4 million for its first (and most likely next-to-last) weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, The Quiet Ones experienced the worst opening ever for a supernatural horror movie playing at more than 2,000 screens.

Oculus is currently the highest grossing horror flick of the year, which isn’t all that impressive considering its lump sum is so far just a smidge over $25 million.

Transcendence fell to 6th place with less than $4.1 million, further solidifying its status as one of the guaranteed biggest money-losers of 2014. A Haunted House 2 is already down to 10th place with another $2.7 million. A third installment looks increasingly unlikely.

Next weekend is all about whether or not the movie that exists solely to set up The Amazing Spider-Man 3 can web enough money to guarantee that and the myriad of planned spin-off movies happen.

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