HEREDITARY Officially Box-Office Hit
Last weekend writer-director Ari Aster’s horror flick Hereditary hit theaters and scored a more than respectable $13 million opening weekend. But… the film also score a fairly horrendous D+ Cinemascore rating as well… Ouch.
So how did the film do in its second weekend?
Not bad, actually. Yes, despite the horrible Cinemascore rating, Box Office Mojo reports the film still managed to gather up a strong $7 million in its second weekend.
This was enough to land the film in 6th place overall for the weekend and is a mere 48% drop from its opening (which is a fairly standard drop these days). The film has now grossed over $27 million after just ten days in domestic release, and considering it was made for just $10 million, the horror film is a bonafide box-office hit!
1. Incredibles 2 $180.0 Mil
2. Ocean’s 8 $19.5 Mil
3. Tag $14.6 Mil
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story $9.0 Mil
5. Deadpool 2 $8.8 Mil
6. Hereditary $7.0 Mil
7. Superfly $6.3 Mil
8. Avengers: Infinity War $5.2 Mil
9. Adrift $2.1 Mil
10. Book Club $1.8 Mil
Hereditary is written and directed by Ari Aster and stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd, Milly Shapiro, and Alex Wolff with Kevin Scott Frakes, Lars Knudsen, and Buddy Patrick producing. The film is now playing in theaters nationwide.
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage.