This weekend’s wide release of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s horror-comedy Studio 666 from Open Road Films in 2,306 theaters has an estimated $1.8M after a $725K Friday. Unfortunately, a niche movie like this doesn’t have the major studio spend. no one sees it below $100M.
It has been noted that the fans are eagerly waiting for Warner Bros. ‘The Batman’ next weekend, and many sources reported that it’s bound easily for a $100M+ opening day sales. The advance ticket sales indicate that might be $115M+.
Speaking about Sony’s Tom Holland-Mark Wahlberg movie, ‘Uncharted’, is maintaining a great hold in its second weekend with $23M, -48%, after the second Friday of $6M, -61% from last Friday and previews. By Sunday, the movie would take on the Sony PlayStation videogame looks to stand at $83.1M.
United Artists Releasing/MGM’s second weekend of Channing Tatum’s ‘Dog’ also has a great hold, -43%, with the second weekend of $8.5M, and a ten-day cume by Sunday of $29.2M.
Dave Grohl opens up on his inspiration of Studio 666
Grohl recently sat down with Variety to discuss “Studio 666.” He went on to reveal his inspiration for making the movie. Here is what he revealed:
“I’m not a horror movie person, it’s funny. I think that’s why when the idea first came up, I didn’t consider it. It didn’t seem to fit into the band’s aesthetic or anything we’d ever done, which ultimately became part of the motivation for doing it: We’ve been a band for 26 years — let’s try something that we’ve never done.
He added: “A lot of the people involved in the production, like our director BJ McDonnell and producers John Ramsay and James A. Rota, are very into horror, so I just took their lead. All I had to do is act like I’m in the Foo Fighters, and they made it scary.”