'It Follows' scares up impressive box office

March 29, 2015 6:35 PM

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Writer-director David Robert Mitchell's low-budget horror film, about a teenage girl (Maika Monroe) haunted by a sexually transmitted curse, has proven one of 2015's more impressive box-office successes. While originally slated to open in New York and Los Angeles theaters for a small theatrical run before moving to video-on-demand platforms, it surprised the industry enough to warrant a wide release in 1,200 theaters this weekend. It made $4 million, ranking fifth among all films.

It'll continue to expand if it keeps scaring up big business. The Radius-Dimension release's March 13 limited opening resulted in a huge $40,000-per-screen average in four theaters, and its $4.8 million total thus far has more than doubled the movie's production budget.

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