Andrés Muschietti’s It may be celebrating stellar sales at the box office this month, but there is one film that has not been receiving the same prosperity.
Amityville: The Awakening is the tenth movie in the series which began in 1979. Awakening was actually filmed back in 2014 but due to delay after delay, it wasn’t released until last Friday to only 10 theaters, raking in a measly $742: that’ $74 per theater!
SlashFilm.com actually did the math and reports that about 83 people nationwide saw the movie.
Furthering its walk of shame, Google Play offered the movie for free earlier this month.
As horror fans we could chalk up the cold box office to non-genre fans who, more often than not, reign supreme over tickets sales.
But that excuse doesn’t hold water especially this year. Get Out, Annabelle: Creation, It, even Jigsaw enjoyed robust ticket sales this weekend.
Even sadder, is that this a direct sequel to the original series, not low-budget horror fodder that uses “Amityville” in the title as VOD chum.
Amityville: The Awakening hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital HD on November 14, 2017, in case you want to see if it deserves all the bad luck.