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October 30th, 2017
The beleaguered Weinstein Co released their first film since the growing sex scandal began, releasing a horror sequel of its own: “Amityville: The Awakening.” It grossed a pathetic $742 after airing on only 10 screens, playing only on a Saturday.
George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” earned one of the most disappointing wide-release debuts in recent memory during a sluggish weekend where the horror sequel “Jigsaw” came out on top, despite flopping itself.
Debuting at the Venice Film Festival, “Suburbicon,” purported itself as as a fusion between an old Joel and Ethan Coen home-invasion comedy script and satire of racism in a 1959 suburb.
Despite Clooney’s intentions, his latest directorial effort fell flat with critics, coming in with an almost-worst D-minus grade.
Even though it debuted on more than 2,000 screens, “Suburbicon” scraped in a measly $2.8 million, making it one of Paramount Pictures’ worst performing wide-releases ever and marking a new box-office low for Clooney as a director and star Matt Damon.
Critics didn’t respond well to the mix, either; its Rotten Tomatoes score is just 26 percent fresh.
Even the No 1 movie of the week was weak, when the eighth “Saw” film came in far below industry expectations, with a paltry $16.3 million in North American ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Insiders suggested the revived “Saw” franchise isn’t connecting with audiences the way other recent horror entries have.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. “Jigsaw,” $16.3 million ($9.5 million).
2. “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” $10 million.
3. “Geostorm,” $5.7 million ($49.3 million).
4. “Happy Death Day,” $5.1 million ($4.7 million international).
5. “Blade Runner 2049,” $4 million ($16.6 million international).
6. “Thank You for Your Service,” $3.7 million.
7. “Only the Brave,” $3.5 million.
8. “The Foreigner,” $3.2 million ($1.2 million international).
9. “Suburbicon,” $2.8 million.
10. “It,” $2.5 million ($6.3 million international).
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