Eli Roth’s new slasher movie Thanksgiving becomes the first horror movie to hit a major box office opening weekend milestone in a decade and a half.
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- Thanksgiving, directed by Eli Roth surpasses $10 million at the box office, the first Roth horror film to do so since 2005’s Hostel.
- The slasher movie, based on a parody trailer from 2007’s Grindhouse, features an axe-wielding killer in a pilgrim outfit seeking revenge.
- Despite ranking fourth for the weekend, Thanksgiving is turning out a solid result for a relatively low-budget $15 million movie.
Thanksgiving has become the first movie to surpass an important milestone in 18 years. The new slasher movie, which was directed by Eli Roth, is an expansion of the parody trailer he contributed to the 2007 throwback horror double feature Grindhouse. The movie takes place in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where an axe-wielding killer in a pilgrim outfit seems to be seeking revenge for an incident that took place on a prior Black Friday.
Per Deadline, the Thanksgiving box office is projected to take in a 3-day opening weekend total of $10 million. This will place it at No. 4 on the chart for the weekend, behind blockbusters such as The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Trolls Band Together, and The Marvels. However, it has earned a distinction as the first Eli Roth horror movie to open past the $10 million milestone since his first one to do so, 2005’s Hostel (which earned $19.6 million).
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- Release Date:
- Eli Roth
- Addison Rae, Patrick Dempsey, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Nell Verlaque, Milo Manheim, Gina Gershon
- Horror, Thriller
- Eli Roth, Jeff Rendell
- Spyglass Media Group, Electromagnetic Productions
- TriStar Pictures