The fifth entry in the long-running Insidious franchise, Insidious: The Red Door, closed the door on the competition to win the weekend box office with an estimated $32.5 million haul for star/first-time director Patrick Wilson.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny slipped into second place with a weekend total of $26.5 million, a 56% drop from last week’s debut. With only $120 million in North America after two weekends, it looks like Indy may not avoid the boulder rolling downhill this time, especially with a slew of competitors at the multiplex over the next few weeks including the latest Mission Impossible film, Oppenheimer, Barbie, and The Haunted Mansion.
While this will certainly be The Red Door’s final weekend at number one, unlike The Dial of Destiny, the Screen Gems, Stage 6 Films and Blumhouse co-production has little to worry about with a reported 16 million dollar budget. Traditionally, horror films are review-proof for at least one weekend, and even with low Rotten Tomato scores (currently at a frightening 37%) and bad exit polling (with a C+ from Cinemascore), Insidious Part 5 will remain “in the red” over the next few weeks.
In even better news for Sony and theater owners across the country, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse finished fifth with another $7.7 million. The fan favorite film will pass the equally successful Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 by Monday to become the second-highest grossing domestic release of the year.
Stop back next week to see how Tom Cruise’s latest stunt-fest does at the weekend box office.