Columbia Pictures’ psychological horror sequel “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions,” earned $ 1.2 million in box office premieres Thursday night of the first shows starting at 3 p.m. in 2,382 locations. The film will be released on approximately 2,815 screens this weekend.
The second movie “Escape Room” is screened by Sony to make $ 7-8 million in its opening weekend, which would be a good start on a budget of $ 15 million.
For reference, the first “Escape Room” movie of 2019 ultimately grossed $ 155 million at the global box office. It made $ 2.3 million when it premiered Thursday in 2019 and is said to open at $ 18.2 million.
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” also opens this weekend both in theaters and on HBO Max, but did not open in Thursday night previews.
“Escape Room: Tournament of Champions” is directed by Adam Robitel and tells the story of six people unwittingly trapped in a series of dangerous and deadly escape rooms. To survive, individuals must slowly discover what they all have in common, discovering that they have all played this dangerous game before.
The story of the film is by Christine Lavaf & Fritz Bohm, with a screenplay by Will Honley & Maria Melnik & Daniel Tuch & Oren Uziel. Neal H. Moritz produces and executive producers are Adam Robitel, Karina Rahardja, Philip Waley. The film stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Indya Moore, Holland Roden, Thomas Cocquerel and Carlito Olivero.
The sequel “Escape Room” currently has a score of 41% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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