There aren’t many genre films enjoying a wide release at the moment, and genre fanatics were no doubt hoping that Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe (read our review right here) could inject a little life among theatergoers as the year begins winding down. Well, all you genre fanatics, you can smile until your cheeks split open: Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe debuted in the top box office slot with a $26 million take.
Shot against a rumored $9.9 million budget, you know Sony is beaming with joy right about now. Not only is the movie performing well stateside, it opened favorably in a slim international release that would see seven different markets, including Russia ($915k), Malaysia ($420k) and a #1 opening in Singapore with an estimated $200k.
Don’t Breathe is winning in a big way. Even if the film caps out at $60 million in domestic sales it will stand a sound commercial success, and no doubt continue opening doors for Alvarez. Don’t be surprised to learn Sony hopes to produce a sequel in the next year or so. How could you not with a movie this cool looking?
Don’t Breathe stars Stephen Lang, Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette.
Synopsis: Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a serial killer, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his newest victims.
In other news, The Suicide Squad pulled in another $12 million to push its four week total to $282 million and Sausage Party (read our review), the grown folk animated flick that’s been called terrifying for all the strange reasons one could think of by many critics, made another $7.6 million to move its three week total to $80 million. For an animated pic that cost just $19 million, the flick is doing pretty well!