‘M3GAN’ Beats Projections For Opening Weekend With $30M

by Thomas Tuna

What a doll!

M3GAN–the latest entry in the killer doll horror sub-genre–outperformed industry expectations in its opening weekend, according to a report on Deadline.

The Blumhouse/Universal film earned nearly $3 million in Thursday previews, and followed that up with $11.7 million on Friday and $11.4 on Saturday–bringing it to a projected $30-million haul for the weekend.

The film–which opened in more than 3,500 theaters–received a 95 percent rating from Rotten Tomatoes and a solid B from CinemaScore.

M3GAN–directed by Gerard Johnstone from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (based on a James Wan original story)–follows Gemma (Allison Williams), a toy company roboticist who uses artificial intelligence to create M3GAN (Model 3 Generative Android)–a lifelike doll that’s programmed to be “a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally,” according to the synopsis.

But things don’t always go as planned. When Gemma gets custody of her orphaned niece Cady (Violet McGraw), the android becomes “increasingly more independent and violent towards anyone who poses a threat to Cady.”

The rest of the cast includes Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Lori Dungey and Stephanie Garneau-Moriten.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the last on M3GAN.

 

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