Vince Vaughn’s ‘Freaky’ Thriller Tops Another Slow Pandemic Box Office

The Universal Pictures horror thriller Freaky topped another pandemic-addled weekend domestic box office Nov. 13-15, generating $3.7 million from 2,472 screens, or an underwhelming $1,500 per screen, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

The good news for Universal is that the Blumhouse Productions thriller — which stars Vince Vaughn as a high school janitor/serial killer and Kathryn Newton as his shrewd teen nemesis — is slated for early PVOD release as part of the studio’s COVID-19 release strategy.

The movie generated $1.9 million across 20 markets internationally to reach $5.6 million total in its first weekend of release, and near its $6 million production budget.

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Previous No. 1 Let Him Go (Focus Features) dropped 55% in revenue with $1.8 million in ticket sales across 2,458 screens, or $732 per screen. The Kevin Costner/Diane Lane drama has totaled nearly $6.9 million in ticket sales since debuting Nov. 6.

Rounding out the podium: The War With Grandpa, which took in $1.32 million across 2,145 screens, or $618 per screen. The 101 Studios release starring Robert De Niro has generated $22.9 million worldwide since launching Oct. 9.

Previous podium finishers Come Play, Honest Thief and Tenet generated $1.1 million, $800,000 and $735,000, respectively. Chrstopher Nolan’s Tenet has sold $53.6 million in domestic tickets; $353.5 million worldwide since launching Sept. 3.

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