‘The Invisible Man’ Sees the Dark Universe Done Right

by Collin Willis
The Invisible Man

After several failed attempts to get their Dark Universe up and running, Universal has passed responsibilities off to Blumhouse with the hopes of them finding talented filmmakers to make inspired, one-off films with their classic movie monsters. Fortunately, Jason Blum and Co. know what they are doing. The Invisible Man is an unsettling and well-crafted return to form for the franchise. Not only that, but it’s a monster hit, surpassing its production budget nearly seven times over the first weekend. The film leads a strong weekend at the box office, though Sonic the Hedgehog isn’t far behind. Even The Call of the Wild is making decent money, though not enough to overcome its massive budget.

This weekend also sees the limited domestic release of My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, which has found massive success of its own in Japan. The top five is rounded out by Bad Boys For Life which continues to earn beyond expectations. This weekend also saw the limited release of Emma. which is set to go wide next week.

We discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of The MovieBabble Podcast. 

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Listen to the last few episodes of The MovieBabble Podcast:

Episode 56: Sonic the Hedgehog Beats the Memes to Become a Box Office Hit

Episode 55: Birds of Prey Struggles in Its Opening Weekend, But is It a Flop?

Episode 54: Bad Boys for Life Once Again Leads a Dismal Weekend at the Box Office

Episode 53: Bad Boys for Life Surprises with One of the Best MLK Weekend Grosses Ever

Episode 52: 1917 Wages War on the Box Office as Underwater Sinks Fast


Also, check out MovieBabble Presents: Babble With Brennan:

Episode 9: MovieBabble’s 2020 Oscar Predictions

Episode 8: Our Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

Episode 7: The Road to the End: The Star Wars Saga Leading Up to The Rise of Skywalker

Episode 6: Joker Spoiler Talk!

Episode 5: Movies That Made Us Love Movies!


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