‘The Rental’ Leads The Pack–Again–At The Box Office

Dave Franco’s directorial debut is going very well so far. His horror flick The Rental held onto its crown as box office king for the second consecutive three-day period this past weekend.

The Rental–the first movie from IFC Films to come in No. 1 at the box office–last weekend raked in $318,000 from 242 locations (mostly drive-ins, of course), as reported by Deadline.

The thriller–produced and funded by Black Bear Pictures–also has been a big hit digitally, holding onto the top spot on iTunes Horror charts this week. In addition, the movie placed within the platform’s Top 10 overall.

The Rental–which also topped the domestic box office for the July 24-26 weekend, grossing more than $420,000–now boasts a 10-day total of more than $916,000.

The movie–with a screenplay from Franco and Joe Swanberg–tells the frightening story of two couples staying at a beautiful vacation house that seems ideal until several secrets among the friends are revealed. And, to make matters worse, they discover they aren’t alone in the house.

The film stars Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Jeremy Allen White, Sheila Vand and Toby Huss.

The rest of last weekend’s top five money-winners were some oldies-but-goodies, including The Goonies (Warner Bros.) with $150,000, Jurassic Park (Universal) with $117,000, Back to the Future (Universal) with $107,000 and Grease (Paramount) with $102,000.

Keep reading Horror News Network for updates on how your favorite horror movies are doing in movie theaters this summer.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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