Invisible Man Pulls In A Solid Box Office Weekend
Elisabeth Moss' new movie, The Invisible Man , earned a good $26 million at the box office this weekend in North America, Variety has learned. The Invisible Man , created by Universal-Blumhouse, dominated Friday's box office with a $9.8 million and also secured a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.
While the film's success has been relatively modest, it still has exceeded past studio expectations, which estimated it would earn just $20 million for this weekend alone. Made for only $7 million, and directed and written by Leigh Whannell, the movie follows a woman hunted by a former boyfriend who has recently become invisible.
The movie is a remake of the 1933 Claude Rains film, which took its plot from the class H.G. Wells novel from the late 1890s. Her boyfriend supposedly dies by suicide, so when Moss' character reveals she's being stalked by him, no one believes her and thinks she's gone insane.
Harriet Dyer, Storm Reid, and Aldis Hodge, also have co-starring roles, and thus far, critics have been kind to the film, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a solid 89%, which is an incredibly strong rating for a horror film, which are commonly disrespected by film critics.
Some analysts have drawn a connection between The Invisible Man and the threat of the coronavirus. For instance, Paul Dergarabedian, a media analyst for Comscore, stated that there was never a better escape than a movie, especially a "great horror movie."
He added that it was possible The Invisible Man' s success can partially be attributed to the coronavirus.
As it was noted above, the film is based on the 1933 classic, starring Claude Rains. Much of his screen-time in the classic film featured him covered with bandages and wearing goggles.
Twelve years ago in 2008, the movie was selected by the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being one of the greatest films of the 20th century. The movie has spawned other remakes and adaptions as well, including the Soviet 1984 film with the same title.