‘Cocaine Bear’ Surprises With $23M Domestic Opening

by Thomas Tuna

Horror fans are getting high on this film.

Cocaine Bear–the bizarre Universal Pictures survival horror entry that has captured the public’s attention–took a big bite out of the domestic box office in its opening weekend, according to a report on Deadline.

The R-rated film–loosely based on actual events that took place in Kentucky back in 1985–earned $23 million (and a B- CinemaScore) from 3,500 domestic theaters this weekend, coming in second only to the latest Ant-Man blockbuster. Globally, the movie raked in $28.4 million in 50 markets.

The feature–directed by Elizabeth Banks from a screenplay by Jimmy Warden–stars Keri Russell, Ray Liotta, Margo Martindale, Aiden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Kristofer Hivju.

In the flick, a group of “cops, criminals, tourists and teens” converge on a Georgia forest where a 500-pound black bear has eaten “a staggering amount of cocaine (dropped by a drug smuggler) and has gone or a rampage for more drugs–and blood,” according to the synopsis.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Cocaine Bear.


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