Knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Knock at the Cabin–the latest genre hit from M. Night Shyamalan–lit up the domestic box office in its opening weekend to the tune of $14.2 million, according to a report on The Hollywood Reporter.
The R-rated thriller–which dethroned the Avatar sequel blockbuster from its accustomed No. 1 spot–enjoyed this commercial success despite a C from CinemaScore and a 56 percent positive rating and a low 35 percent recommended rating from moviegoers. Knock at the Cabin is the seventh Shyamalan film to open at No. 1.
Jim Orr, head of Universal Pictures domestic distribution, said the feature “debuted very well at the domestic box office. M. Night Shyamalan is a master storyteller who once again had audiences holding their breath. We anticipate a very healthy run in theaters going forward.”
The thriller–written and directed by Shyamalan–is based on Paul Tremblay’s novel The Cabin at the End of the World. The cast includes genre stars Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ben Aldridge and Jonathan Groff.
In the film, a young girl and her parents are vacationing at a remote cabin when four armed strangers demand they make “an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse,” according to the synopsis. The frightened family–cut off from the rest of the world–now must “decide what they believe–before all is lost.”
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