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Malignant Ending Explained: Let’s Break Down That Bonkers Conclusion

James Wan, the mind behind “Saw,” “Insidious,” “The Conjuring” and, more recently, “Aquaman,” made his glorious return to the world of horror over the weekend with “Malignant.” The director hadn’t made a horror movie since 2016’s “The Conjuring 2,” so this was no small thing. After all, it’s pretty fair to say Wan may well […]

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Priscilla Ross Smith launches genre film sales agency The Coven (exclusive)

Dark Blood, Unearth on sales roster.In the run-up to the virtual Cannes market, veteran sales agent Priscilla Ross Smith has launched genre film sales agency The Coven based in Lyon, France.Smith, who previously served as president of sales at Archstone in Los Angeles for nearly six years, has acquired We Need To Do Something produced […]

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‘Spiral’ Holds The Top Spot At Home With Just Under $4.6 Million In Second Week, While ‘F9’ Burns Rubber Overseas With $162 Million Bow

Despite the scorn of critics and its modest, penny-pinching budgets, the Saw franchise has always been one of Hollywood’s stealthiest and most surprising success stories. And now, thanks to Spiral’s roughly $4.6 million sophomore frame, which was good enough to hold the top spot in North America, the series just surpassed the $1 billion mark […]

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‘Spiral’ Pushes ‘Saw’ Franchise Past $1 Billion at Global Box Office

In a scary-good box office milestone, the stomach-churning “Saw” franchise has surpassed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.“Spiral,” the lastest entry in the horror series, earned another $4.5 million in North America and $2.67 million overseas this weekend. That haul pushed the property to $1,000,799,533 globally across nine films.It’s a significant achievement because the “Saw” […]

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‘Sound Of Violence’ Is A Gory Mess That Never Hits The Emotional High Note [Review]

How fitting is it that Alex Noyer’s splatter-deafness movie, “Sound of Violence,” comes to us just a week after the release of “Spiral,” the latest chapter in the big bloody book of “Saw?” The two are kindred spirits, or more like first cousins, in improbable grisly violence, where the enterprising slasher ceremoniously slays their victims […]

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The New Angelina Jolie Flops While ‘Spiral,’ The Latest Saw Sequel, Is Tops With $8.7 Million Debut

Even as the past year has served up more than its share of real-life terrors, it turns out that die-hard horror fans can still be counted on to turn out for the latest cinematic fright-fest—even if there’s an A-list movie star appearing in the theater next door. Exhibit A: Spiral, the newest chapter in the […]

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‘Spiral’ Leads the Box Office, but by Less Than Expected

Five new films, including “Spiral” (Lionsgate) from the lucrative “Saw” franchise, opened wide (at least 600 theaters) stateside. That is by far the biggest studio commitment to any week in a long time, with three at one time usually the most, and four rare.Mid-May is normally prime for movie releases. This year, it’s Memorial Day […]

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