Director Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria is one of our most anticipated releases this November. The film actually opened in two (count ’em out, two) theaters this past weekend, in Los Angeles and New York, and the numbers are in.
Turns out Suspiria KILLED it in those two theaters!
The film opened with an estimated $179,806, delivering a chart-topping $89,903 per theater average. To give you an idea of just how much cash that is, Blumhouse’s Halloween scored a mere $8,031 per theaters this weekend. Granted the new slasher played in close to 4,ooo theaters so it made quite a bit more overall.
Don’t live in LA or NY? No worries, Suspiria will expand into 250 theaters next weekend. I’m really looking forward to this film, which our own Jonathan Barkan checked out at Fantastic Fest and in his review called: “…not a remake but rather a fascinating reimagination of one of horror’s most enduring titles. It lives and breathes in a world of its own, weaving an enchanting, dizzying, and frightening spell.”
Suspiria is directed by Guadagnino and stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lutz Ebersdorf, and Jessica Harper. It hits theaters November 2nd.
Susie Bannion, a young American woman, travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in the year 1977. She arrives just as one of the Company’s members, Patricia, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As Susie makes extraordinary progress under the guidance of Madame Blanc, the Company’s revolutionary artistic director, she befriends another dancer, Sara, who shares her suspicions that the Matrons, and the Company itself, may be harboring a dark and menacing secret.