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BO.com: Will INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 Herald the Next Big Horror Franchise?

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James Wan is on a roll. Since his influential directing effort on the original Saw, Wan has steadily been building his resume. He helmed this summer's breakout smash, The Conjuring, 2011's leggy Insidious, and is currently in pre-production on next summer's Fast & Furious 7(his first big-budget blockbuster), there's no question that Wan is on a short list of rising directors.


Now, his latest project, Insidious Chapter 2, is dominating the online buzz of any other movie. Sitting comfortably atop the our Twitter chart throughout this week, the sequel totaled an astounding 80,379 tweets during our tracking period. By comparison, that's 376 percent more activity than Wan's The Conjuring was generating at the same point, and 146 percent more than The Purge. Those summer sleepers opened to $41.9 million and $34.1 million, respectively--so you can see why the stronger buzz of a PG-13 rated sequel versus those R-rated originals is noteworthy.


With a new high of 27,166 tweets on Wednesday alone, the momentum doesn't appear to be slowing down... (more)


Full article: http://www.boxoffice...dious-chapter-2

Edited by ShawnMR, 22 August 2013 - 11:41 AM.

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Yes it will continue, should be another 30m opener for horror. 




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The last one did just 50M DOM. I don't see this increasing in such a big way.

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I hope this does well. Another great article.

Hobbit 3 will be lucky to hit $240m



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The last one did just 50M DOM. I don't see this increasing in such a big way.


Why? The last one had great legs for a horror movie.


Plus James Wan has been on a roll as of lately. If this gets better reviews than the first (and even if it doesn’t), I can see it opening over 30 million easily.

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i don't think this ends up doing much better than the original, but it should open bigger.



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