Horror film Barbarian has come out on top of the US box office on a sluggish weekend for movie sales.
‘Barbarian’ is top film at US box office
The horror film Barbarian won the weekend by bringing in $10 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday, as the late-summer doldrums at the US box office continued.
Director Zach Cregger’s debut from Disney’s 20th Century Studios premiered at San Diego Comic-Con in July and opened on Friday on 2,340 screens.
Barbarian tells the story of a young woman, played by Georgina Campbell, who finds her Airbnb-rented house weirdly occupied by a stranger (Bill Skarsgård) in a half-ruined section of Detroit. It goes on to subvert several horror conventions.
The hardly head-turning numbers were expected in a nearly always slow September, with the bigger movies of autumn and the holiday season many weeks away. Barbarian nearly earned back its $10.5 million budget in its first weekend.