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‘Freaky’ Leads Pandemic Box Office With Just $3.7 Million

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With its theatrical window take care of AMC Theaters in its again pocket, Universal launched the Blumhouse body-swap horror movie “Freaky” in theaters this weekend, the place it carried out persistently with different pandemic releases with a sluggish $3.7 million opening from 2,472 screens.

Directed by “Happy Death Day” creator Christopher Landon, the movie stars Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton as a serial killer and a teenage lady, respectively, who all of a sudden change our bodies. The movie has acquired sturdy opinions with an 85% Rotten Tomatoes critics rating and an 82% viewers rating.

“Freaky” is one in every of a number of Universal and Focus Features releases which are transferring ahead with theatrical launch this winter with plans to launch on premium video on-demand as early as three weekends after hitting theaters. As a part of the take care of AMC that led to this shortened window, the theater chain will share within the PVOD gross sales.

Focus Features additionally has two movies in theaters: the Kevin Costner drama “Let Him Go,” which is including $1.eight million in its second weekend for a 10-day whole of $6.eight million, and the tech horror movie “Come Play,” which added $1.1 million in its third weekend, giving it a complete of $7.Three million. 101 Studios’ “The War With Grandpa” was the one non-Comcast launch to gross within the seven digits this weekend, brigning in $1.Three million for a complete of $15.2 million after six weekends.

In restricted launch, NEON has despatched the LGBT interval piece “Ammonite” into 280 theaters, grossing $85,000. The movie could rating Oscar nominations for Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan as 19th-century paleontologist Mary Anning and geologist Charlotte Murchinson, who embark on a secret affair in South England. The movie has a 69% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

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