Richard Stanley’s adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Color Out of Space with Nicolas Cage opened this weekend, and we’re happy to pass along word it had a strong opening, snagging an estimated $217,800 on 81 screens, nearly matching Mandy‘s opening weekend of $225,723.
While that may not seem like a lot, when added to the $140,364 it gathered up at Wednesday’s special sneak preview screening, the estimated total comes in at over $350,000. Plus Deadline reports the film performed well in New York and Los Angeles, grossing an estimated $12,000 in New York and $14,000 at Arclight Hollywood. On top of that, various Alamo Drafthouse locations sold out in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, and Denver during the weekend.
RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, Mark Ward said: “Richard, Nic, and the SpectreVision team have brought Lovecraft’s story to life in a way that demands to be seen on the big screen. Color Out of Space is not just a movie, it’s an experience, and we’re thrilled that audiences are coming out to fill up theaters and take the ride together.”
The film is currently certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with an 84% score and a Critics Consensus that reads: A welcome return for director Richard Stanley, Color Out of Space mixes tart B-movie pulp with visually alluring Lovecraftian horror and a dash of gonzo Nicolas Cage.