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The Bye Bye Man Finishes Fifth at Weekend Box Office, Underworld: Blood Wars Slips

The Bye Bye Man finished in fifth place at the box office for the weekend of January 13, 2017, taking in an estimated $13,378,000.  While the placement doesn’t seem like much of an accomplishment, it was in fact the highest grossing new film of the weekend, beating fellow newcomers Patriot’s Day, Monster Trucks, and Sleepless.  The film capitalized on a primarily female and under 25 audience to double its budget in the first three days of release.

While this is a solid opening for a horror film in January, the level of competition gets stiffer next week, and the rest of the month.  M. Night Shyamalan’s  horror thriller Split will be released next weekend with the same target audience in mind, greatly reducing The Bye Bye Man’s staying power at the box office.  Also contributing to a potential steep decline for the film is the fact that the film earned a “C” Cinema Score and  a 28% critic’s score on Rotten Tomatoes.      

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Underworld 5: Blood Wars Finishes Fourth at Weekend Box Office

Kicking off a very busy January and February for horror fans, Underworld 5: Blood Wars finished 4th at the weekend box office with just over $13 million dollars.

The total is the lowest opening in the history of the franchise, but not an unexpected one with stiff competition from “Space Race” drama Hidden Figures which narrowly beat Star Wars: Rogue One to finish in first place with $22,800, 057 at theaters this weekend.  In comparison, the fourth installment in the Underworld franchise (2012’s Underworld Awakening) opened with a $25 million dollar take at the box office (and slightly better reviews-if you care about a 26% positive Rotten Tomatoes aggregate score vs a 20% score for the latest entry).

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New Trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars Unleashed

Today Sony Pictures dropped the third trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars.  Kate Beckinsale is back in the pleather and returns to the screen as Selene in January of 2017.

From the looks of the trailer, fans of the franchise will be treated an onslaught of ferocious lycan chaos. It also appears as though Selene will once again not go away quietly. As with the previous films, she will battle both vampires and werewolves, including a new lycan foe, Marius, played by Tobias Menzies.

With this being the third trailer for the film, many have wondered whether or not too much of the plot has been revealed.  However, for fans of the franchise and werewolf movies in general, this installment of Underworld series looks to deliver the action and suspense horror fans loved about the first two films.  Underworld: Blood Wars hits theaters on January 6, 2017 in the US and January 13, 2017 in the UK.  You can check out the latest trailer below.

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New Trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars

A new trailer for the upcoming Underworld: Blood Wars, starring Kate Beckinsale, shows us just how far Selene will got to try to win the war that has plagued her kind for so long. Theo James and Charles Dance co-star.

The synopsis for the new film reads, “The next installment in the blockbuster franchise follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. ”

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