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.
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