Sunday, April 21, 2024

Box Office: “Saw” Sequel “Spiral” Is A Bust With Just $8 Mil Weekend After $14 Mil Projection


“Spiral” is a horror. Literally.

The “Saw” sequel with Chris Rock was supposed to hit over $14 million over the weekend. It came in at $8.725 million.

Exhibitor Relations’ Jeff Bock called it a “massive fail” on Twitter. “This is a $1 billion franchise,” he noted.

Distributor Lions Gate, despite movie theaters re-opening, has had a bad time of it so far in 2021. They’re in 6th place for marketshare and have no actual hits. The box office has been dominated by Warner Bros, Disney, and Universal.

It could be there are too many horror films and too many dark movies at one time, overkill at this point. People are horror-ed out.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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