‘The Blackening’ Makes Its Mark With $7M In Opening Weekend

by Thomas Tuna

They didn’t all die.

The Lionsgate horror-comedy The Blackening debuted on the big screen this weekend, and quickly earned more than it cost to make.

The film–directed  by Tim Story (Barbershop) from a screenplay by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) and Dewayne Perkins (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)–pulled down $7 million from 1,800 theaters over the weekend on a budget of just $5 million, according to a report on Deadline. The movie came in sixth at the domestic box office for the period.

The feature follows a group of Black friends as they reunite during a weekend getaway “only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer.” It doesn’t take long for them to realize “this isn’t a game.”

The cast includes Antoinette Robertson, Singua Walls, Grace Byers, Melvin Gregg, Jermaine Fowler, Yvonne Orji and Jay Pharaoh.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on The Blackening.


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