Talk about perseverance and staying power! The Invisible Man came in at No. 1 at the domestic box office last weekend, more than three months after it first topped the charts earlier this year.
The surprise hit horror film from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions set this one-of-a-kind box office record by jumping back to the top of the heap a full 14 weeks after it last reigned as champ, as reported by Deadline.
With only a few hundred movie theaters open nationwide due to the COVID-19 crisis–and the majority of those being drive-ins–The Invisible Man raked in more than $380,000 last weekend, knocking Trolls World Tour from the box office pedestal.
The movie–which played in just 147 theaters over the weekend–now has grossed nearly $68 million domestically in the 16 weeks since its release back in February.
Overall, The Invisible Man has accounted for more than $123 million worldwide, with more than half of that coming from U.S. theaters. It is possible, though, that this success will not carry forward after large chains like AMC Theatres–which reportedly will not show any Universal movies–reopen next month.
This current box office record is especially noteworthy, however, given that most movies that open at No. 1 as The Invisible Man did only hold onto the top spot for a few weeks at best.
The blockbuster with the longest active streak of being No. 1 is 1997’s Titanic, which spent an impressive 15 consecutive weekends as the leading moneymaker.
The Invisible Man–written and directed by Leigh Whannell, produced by Jason Blum and starring Elisabeth Moss–follows a young woman who believes she is being stalked by her abusive boyfriend even after his apparent suicide. Eventually, she deduces he is alive and has somehow acquired the uncanny ability to become invisible.
Keep reading Horror News Network for updates on the box office fortunes of The Invisible Man and other horror entries that hit the big screen this summer.