For those who’ve seen the advisements on billboards and posters have gotten a feel of the goosebumps after reading spook slurs like “He’s standing right next you” or “ He’s sitting in your back seat”. The 1933 horror story made a Box Office hit with it’s modern revision starring Elisabeth Moss.
Universal Studios released ‘Invisible Man’ February 28 in the US. Opening night met an impressive $10 million head starting an easy weekend totaling a domestic 29M by Sunday night- champing over Sonic the HedgeHog who’s been triumph for 2 weeks.
This horror performance is very impressive considering the shot of rot there’s been in the genre. This film literally sold it self, with minimal commercial reach, modernizing an old novel and only expensing a $7 million budget.
Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister, childhood friend and his teenage daughter. But when Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
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The Invisible Man earned around $49 million worldwide this weekend, or seven times its production budget, in just its global opening weekend. It is a modern event movie in an era when an event movie can come from anywhere if it stands out from the pack in a positive way. Thanks to Whannell, Jason Blum and Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man did just that.
The film’s domestic violence nerve strike brings a collective crowd in for review. Rotten Tomatoes critics score the film 90%. Audience demographics show mostly men over the age 25 and women varying both 25 + and 25- making 28% and 18%.
‘The Invisible Man’ is written and directed by Leigh Whannell. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer and Storm Reid.