The slasher revival begins now, right? RIGHT?!
This year has all around been an INCREDIBLE year for the horror genre, with films such as Split, Get Out and IT making it one of the best (and most profitable) years in the genre’s entire history. And let’s not forget the low-budget slasher Happy Death Day, which pulled in an impressive $26.5 million at the domestic opening weekend box office.
Just about a month later, we’re happy to let you know that Universal and Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day has now surpassed $100 million worldwide, raking in $55.5 million domestically and $44.6 million internationally – and, we must point out, it’s still opening in six other international markets in the coming weeks!
Made on a reported budget of just $4.8 million, the Christopher Landon-directed original slasher flick has officially joined post-boom slashers such as Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Freddy vs. Jason and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) in the prestigious $100 million club.
Could this mean that a full-on slasher revival is on the horizon? Well, with Halloween coming next year, we’ve got a strong feeling that we’re going to be seeing a whole lot of stalking and slashing on the big screen in the coming years.
As history has shown, all it takes is one big hit. And Happy Death Day is that hit.
In Happy Death Day, “Tree Gelbman wakes up again and again on the same day – her birthday – only to be murdered and restart the process until she finds out who killed her.”
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release Happy Death Day on Digital in 4K Ultra HD and standard definition as well as via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on January 2, 2018 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand January 16, 2018.