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SAW 3D Slashes the Competition!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , on November 1, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Saw 3D took the top place at the box office this week with a strong $22.5 million.  Paranormal Activity 2 had almost a 60% drop-off, but it still managed to hang onto second place with a take of $16.5 million.  Both these films earnings suggest that fall dangers signs for genre were not terminal.  Horror may no longer be king at the box office, but the right project can still make a princely sum.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 Saves Horror?

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , on October 25, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Horror has had a weak autumn at the box office.  All of the releases in the genre have drastically underperformed.  And some worried that Paranormal Activity 2 would fall this trend.  Not so.  The film not only performed, it broke records, landing the highest weekend gross for a supernatural horror film, nabbing a total of $40.7 million!

This suggests that the hunger for horror hasn’t abated.  Just shifted.  And that current audiences prefer a more zeitgeist-y, relevant horror that the studios were offering … till now.  It will be interesting to see how SAW 3D performs when it opens this (Halloween!) weekend.

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