Hit thriller ‘It Follows’ to expand to 1,200 theaters
If you were unable to catch ‘It Follows’ in theaters last weekend, you may want to check your local cineplex one more time. RADiUS has confirmed that the thriller-horror will be expanding to 1,200 theaters over the weekend. The studio made the announcement earlier today, confirming that the company is going wide with their popular film.
Pre-screenings and early reviews of the film have been extremely positive, and it was one of the most talked about thrillers heading into the New Year. The expansion is set to hit 1,200 theaters starting this Friday. The film officially opened last weekend, attracting audiences for spooky Friday the 13th launch. The film earned $160,089 in just four locations for a per-theater average of $40,022 according to the studio.
IT FOLLOWS had the best limited opening for a horror film since PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, boasting 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and garnering over $600,000 in box office to date.
IT FOLLOWS was written and directed by David Robert Mitchell and features an up and coming ensemble cast that includes Maika Monroe (THE GUEST, THE 5th WAVE) in the lead role.
Monroe plays 19-year-old Jay, who, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions. She can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.
The film’s lead, Maika Monroe, the actor has several large projects that will be releasing over the next two-years including, ‘The Tribes of Palos Verdes’ with Jennifer Garner and Tye Sheridan, ‘The 5th Wave’ with Chloë Grace Moretz and ‘Echos of War’ with James Badge Dale, Ethan Embry and William Forsythe.
If for some reason you still won’t be able to catch the release of ‘It Follows’ in theaters, don’t feel too left-out. The studio has confirmed that the film will be available on VOD and DVD later this year after its theatrical run. So in the end, fans will still get to catch the film.