‘Boogeyman’ Scares Up Big Box Office Numbers

Despite lousy reviews and terrible TV spots, Sony Screen Gems’ Boogeyman (review #1, #2) took the number one spot at the box office this weekend- still proving horror is KING. The Sam Raimi produced flick pulled in an estimated $19.5 million in its opening weekend, which means it should haul in over $50 million in its entire US theatrical run. This is even more remarkable considering it cost $20 million to make. Set in Pennsylvania, the story tells the haunting tale of a young man traumatized by memories of terrible events he experienced in his childhood bedroom and who, years later, reluctantly returns home to face his fears of a monstrous entity that could be real or merely a figment of his imagination

Source: Box Office Mojo