The Nick Cage horror-comedy Willy’s Wonderland got a great start at the box office this President’s Day weekend. According to Box Office Mojo it ranked 13th in ticket sales; just below the thriller Fatale and above supernatural chiller Come Play.
With the pandemic still creating an audience drought at the cineplex, opening day receipt tallies are no longer weighted in the tens of millions, so Willy’s $95K domestic take is pretty impressive considering it also debuted On Demand.
Mostly positive reviews and solid word-of-mouth may have been the driving force behind the low-budget Cage indie especially since the 57-year-old actor has no lines in it. Cage plays a mysterious man tricked into ridding a family fun center of its evil free-thinking animatronics. With plenty of action and blood to spare, this film makes no pretensions in its straightforward storytelling, which means mindless fun for fans.
Other horror films that ranked this past weekend were Monster Hunter ($650K) at number seven, Promising Young Woman ($182K) at number nine.
HBO Max’s serial killer procedural The Little Things was at the top of the list at number two, grossing just over $2 million during the extended weekend.
To read our review of Willy’s Wonderland click HERE.
iHorror – ‘Willy’s Wonderland’ Makes Strong Box Office Debut
Author: Timothy Rawles
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February 16, 2021