‘The Wretched’ Passes $1 Million Mark After Strong Drive-In Theater Buzz

IFC’s horror movie “The Wretched” passed the $1 million mark after a month of drive-in movie theater buzz.The indie film took in $162,000 at 95 sites over the weekend.

After premiering at the 2019 Fantasia International Film Festival, it launched on May 1 at just 11 drive-ins, including the Mission Tiki in Montclair, Calif., where it had an informal premiere.Written and directed by Brett Pierce and Drew T.

Pierce, “The Wretched” follows a young boy who discovers an evil witch in the nearby woods.

The cast includes John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Zarah Mahler, Azie Tesfai and Jamison Jones.“Anyone who at this point disputes or discounts the power of the big screen experience need only look at the stellar ongoing drive-in performance of IFC’s ‘The Wretched,’” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.Meanwhile, Quiver’s thriller “Becky” was at the top of the small but growing U.S.

box office with $178,186 at 42 locations.

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