MIDSOMMAR opens with $6.5m domestic

Midsommar (Entertainment Film Distribution)

Midsommar is proving to be the must-see horror movie of the summer. Directed by Ari Aster the movie bucks the trend for dark, gloomy scenery and instead sets itself in bright sunny, sprawling landscapes.

We’ll be bringing you our review of the movie later today but first we’re taking a look at the movie’s opening weekend at the domestic box office.

The A24 release opened on Wednesday in the US and grossed $10.9m over the five-day period. Looking at the weekend frame alone the movie pulled in an estimated $6.3m.

That’s not bad and BoxOfficeMojo observes that the C+ CinemaScore given by opening weekend audiences is an improvement over Aster’s last movie, Hereditary.

There are no international numbers for the movie as yet.

With their relationship in trouble, a young American couple travel to a fabled Swedish midsummer festival where a seemingly pastoral paradise transforms into a sinister, dread-soaked nightmare as the locals reveal their terrifying agenda.

Midsommar is written and directed by Ari Aster and stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and William Jackson Harper. The movie hits UK cinemas from July 5, 2019.

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