Scream Horror Magazine

“THE FIRST OMEN” DISAPPOINTS AT THE BOX-OFFICE DESPITE UNIVERSAL PRAISE

Posted on: April 16th, 2024

20th Century Studios seem to have had high hopes for The First Omen, but unfortunately it appears it hasn’t delivered.

Despite a massive promotional push, and being quite the critical darling, the prequel finished below initial estimates on its opening weekend.

Originally slated to bring in $15 million domestically, estimates were slashed when The First Omen managed only $3 million on its first day.

Ultimately, the prequel did exceed its new domestic estimates, finishing over the $8 million top end. However, the fact 20th Century Studios lowered the estimates didn’t go unnoticed. The First Omen would finish 4th in the domestic box-office stakes, behind newcomer Monkey Man, and holdovers Ghostbusters and Godzilla x Kong.

However, the prequel fared much better internationally, taking in $9.1 million. This results in a $17.5 million final tally, which is still quite a way off the $30 million budget.

Despite underperforming, the movie has gone over well with both audiences and critics. Currently sitting at 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, The First Omen has been praised for its performances and story, with fans declaring it the best in the series since 1978’s Damien: Omen II.

So, although not making the expected amount, it’s possible The First Omen could be a sleeper hit, or perhaps somewhat of a cult movie, should it become popular on home media. Only time will tell.

About Scream Horror Magazine
The world’s scariest publication, SCREAM – Blood, guts, gore & more! We are THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE PRINT HORROR MAGAZINE. We cover films, celebrity interviews, DVDs/Blu-rays, festivals, books, games, comics, graphic novels, fiction/non-Fiction, photography, clothing/fashion, news, reviews, previews, competitions, on-location film reports & much, much more!
Contact Scream Magazine
For advertising, sales, ordering, editorial, or other miscellaneous questions, you can reach us via email here
Follow Scream Magazine
Follow Scream Magazine on Twitter Join Scream Magazine on Facebook Scream Magazine on Instagram
©2018 SCREAM MAGAZINE | Privacy Policy