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California (United States), Jun 7 (Canadian-Media): IFC’s horror movie “The Wretched” fetched more than $1 million mark after a month of drive-in movie theater buzz, media reports said..
The Wretched Horror Movie. Image credit. Twitter handle.
$162,000 at 95 sites was taken by the indie film over the weekend.
The movie premiered at the 2019 Fantasia International Film Festival (FIBF), followed by its launch on May 1 at just 11 drive-ins, including the Mission Tiki in Montclair, Calif.
Written and directed by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce, “The Wretched” is about the discovery of an evil witch in the nearby woods by a young boy.
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.
Starring Lulu Wilson, a 13-year-old rebel, played by Joel McHale who is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father in an effort to try to reconnect.
Their encounter with group of convicts on the run led by a merciless man portrayed by Kevin James makes worsen their trip.
Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion directed the film from a script by Nick Morris, Ruckus Skye and Lane Skye.