‘Cursed Invitation’: ‘Dracula’-inspired horror tops US box office on WEAK weekend
On one of the weakest weekends of the year at the US box office, horror ‘damn invitation‘ (The Invitation), inspired by the classic story of the ‘Dracula‘, debuted at the top with just $7 million.
The weekend’s overall result represents the WORST gross during the North American summer, with all films totaling just $53.7 million.
Despite this, this is not the worst weekend of the year. On January 28-30, the films in theaters grossed only $34.9 million collectively. However, it is worth considering that, at the time, the film industry was heavily affected by the COVID pandemic.
According to Deadline, this weekend’s poor performance was due to the lack of marketing for recent releases and the lack of blockbusters to attract a large audience.
In the international market, ‘damn invitation‘ adds $1.6 milliontotaling a global debut of measly $8.6 million.
the long of Sony Pictures earned a C grade from the public, which should harm the stability of production in the coming weeks.
It is worth remembering that the horror will be released in national cinemas on the september 15th.
Jessica M. Thompson is responsible for directing, from an original screenplay written by Blair Butler (‘Helstrom’).
After the death of her mother and with no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test… and discovers a long-lost cousin she didn’t know existed. Invited by her new family to a wedding, she feels a great attraction to the sexy host. But Evie will soon have to fight for survival as she uncovers the sinister secrets of her family history and the disturbing intentions behind her sinful generosity.
The cast still has Thomas Doherty, Hugh Skinner, Sean Pertwee, Courtney Taylor, Alana Boden and Stephanie Corneliussen.
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