It’s good to be King.
The Boogeyman–the film adaptation of the Stephen King short story–had to battle against the animated Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and the live-action The Little Mermaid in ts opening weekend, but still managed strong box office numbers, according to a report on Deadline.
The horror pic came in third this weekend, pulling in $11.5 million from 3,200 theaters–making it the best weekend debut for any King project since The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep earned $14 million opening in 2019.
The Boogeyman–directed by Rob Savage from a screenplay by Mark Heyman–stars David Dastmalchian, Marin Ireland, Vivien Lyra Blair, Madison Hu, Chris Messina and Sophie Thatcher.
The film follows high school student Sadie Harper and her kid sister Sawyer, who are “reeling from the death of their mother, and aren’t getting much support from their father,” according to the synopsis.
And, making matters worse, a man shows up at their house, bringing with him “a terrifying entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on The Boogeyman.