After setting a series record with a staggering Thursday night preview debut, Insidious: The Red Door has shown that it’s got legs as the film becomes the fifth in the franchise to cross the coveted $100 million mark at the worldwide box-office.
After an opening weekend July 7th that saw the film net $32.2 million domestically and a further $31.8 internationally, The Red Door debuted atop the box-office and shattered expectations with a $64 million total.
Now the film continues to prove the James Wan-created franchise has a special place with audiences, as the fifth entry soared past $100 million in its second week. This once again flies in the face of industry estimates, many predicting a staggering 80% drop in the movie’s second weekend. The Red Door took a tumble of 61% and netted an additional $13 million at the domestic box-office. Internationally, the movie continues to thrive, pulling in more than $43 million in its second week, for an impressive final total of $124.2 million.
For the fifth entry in a horror franchise, this is a staggering performance, but made even more impressive given that the Insidious series had to contend with a five-year hiatus between films. Director/Star Patrick Wilson was aware that the movies might’ve slipped from the public consciousness in that time, and had stated in press interviews he had “braced” for the film to perform “moderately.”
However, the ghostly goings-on of The Further continue to captivate audiences, even in the face of Mission Impossible! The best part is, we know there’s more ahead, with Thread: An Insidious Story already afoot and set to star Mandy Moore and begin a new chapter in the franchise universe.
We love to see a genre film slay the box-office, and hope to report on many more!