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Blair Witch (2016)

Blair Witch
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,557,178Details
International Box Office $4,900,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $21,457,178
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
36% - Rotten
39% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2016 (Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: September 15th, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
September 16th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
September 16th, 2016 (Wide) (New Zealand)
September 16th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: R For language, terror and some disturbing images.
(Rating bulletin 2437 (Cert #50156), 8/10/2016)
Running Time: 89 minutes
Franchise: Blair Witch Project
Comparisons: vs. Don’t Breathe
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Keywords: Found Footage, Delayed Sequel, Missing Person, Supernatural
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Vertigo Entertainment, Room 101, Snoot Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,498 $4,053,785 Sep 23, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,884 $9,576,057 Sep 16, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 654 3,121 Sep 16, 2016 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 2,148 2.39 Sep 16, 2016 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,457 41.9% Sep 16, 2016 1


Brandon Scott    Peter
Corbin Reid    Ashley
Callie Hernandez    Lisa
Valorie Curry    Talia
Wes Robinson    Lane

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Simon Barrett
Producer    Roy Lee
Producer    Steven Schneider
Producer    Keith Calder
Producer    Jess Calder
Executive Producer    Jenny Hinkey
Executive Producer    Daniel Myrick
Executive Producer    Eduardo Sanchez
Executive Producer    Gregg Hale
Director of Photography    Robby Baumgartner
Production Designer    Thomas S. Hammock
Editor    Louis Cioffi
Costume Designer    Katia Stano
Composer    Adam Wingard
Co-Producer    Adam Wingard
Co-Producer    Simon Barrett
Casting Director    Deborah Aquila
Casting Director    Tricia Wood
Stunt Coordinator    Loyd Bateman
Art Director    Sheila Haley
Set Decorator    Kate Marshall
Post-Production Supervisor    Mark W. McCoy
First Assistant Editor    Lissette Rodriguez
Assistant Editor    Roger Cooper
Script Supervisor    Susan Williams
Sound Mixer    Matt Willoughby Price
Special Effects Supervisor    Tony Lazarowich
Special Effects Coordinator    Mike Kruper
Make up    Hayley Miller
Hairstylist    Mariah Crawley
Location Manager    Will Fearn
Dialogue Editor    Jesse Pomeroy
Sound Effects Editor    Dan Kremer
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Hay
Re-recording Mixer    Greg Townsend
Visual Effects Producer    Chris Harding
Visual Effects Producer    Trent Smith
Visual Effects Producer    Phillip Calderon
Visual Effects Supervisor    Takashi Takeoka
Visual Effects Supervisor    Matt Collorafice

Weekend Wrap-Up: Magnificent Wins Weekend with $34.70 million, but Box Office Slump Continues

September 27th, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

Is it time to panic? Not yet, but we are definitely getting concerned. The overall box office was soft due to the weaker than expected openings of The Magnificent Seven and Storks. Neither bombed exactly, but they weren’t particular strong either. The overall box office rose 16% from last weekend, but was down 25% from this weekend last year. Ouch. You usually only see that large a change in the year-over-year comparison when there is a misalignment in holidays. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 dropped to 6.3% or $490 million at $8.35 billion to $7.86 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases be Magnificent?

September 22nd, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

It is a perfect weekend at the box office, as there are only two wide releases and there are almost no crossover audiences between them. The Magnificent Seven is a remake of a remake and its solid, but not spectacular. Storks is a digitally animated kids movie that is earning mixed reviews, but that’s fine for a kids movie. Those two movies will likely earn more than the rest of the box office combined pulls in. This is both good news and bad news, as it is a combination of their strength and the rest of the box office’s weakness that is the cause. This weekend last year, Hotel Transylvania 2 debuted with $48 million, which is the record for a September weekend. I think The Magnificent Seven will top that, while Storks will double the second place film, The Intern. Unfortunately, last year there were three other films that earned more than $10 million, while this year there will be only one. 2016 is better on top, but 2015 had better depth. Perhaps 2016 will still come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison, but I don't think it will quite make it. More...

Contest: Bewitching Prizes: Winning Announcement

September 22nd, 2016

Blair Witch

The winners of our Bewitching Prizes contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Blair Witch opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Estimates: Sully Beats Trio of New Releases

September 18th, 2016


As expected, this weekend’s three new wide releases couldn’t budge Sully from the top of the chart with the Tom Hanks/Clint Eastwood drama down a very respectable 37% in its second weekend to $22 million, for a total of $70.5 million to date. Two films, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby both had aspirations to challenge Sully for the title, but had to settle for second and third place. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Blair Witch Spooks the Box Office with $765,000

September 16th, 2016

Blair Witch

Blair Witch led the way during Thursday’s previews with $765,000. This is well short of the horror films we had during the summer, including The Shallows at $1.33 million and Lights Out at $1.8 million. Then again, it isn’t really fair to compare previews during summer when a lot of the target audience doesn’t have to go to school the next day. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of horror films that come out in September and previews like this have only been ubiquitous for the past few years. I think it is a good sign, but I’m not sure. Maybe if moviegoers like it more than critics do, the film will be a hit. More...

Weekend Predictions: Baby vs. Witch

September 15th, 2016

Bridget Jones’s Baby

There are three wide releases this week, plus another that could sneak into the top ten. Two of the three new releases, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, are expected to do well. On the other hand, Snowden is only going to reach the top five due to the lack of competition. Meanwhile, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise is a faith-based concert film. It could reach the top five, or it could miss the Mendoza Line. There’s no way to predict its box office potential. Despite the number of new releases, Sully is expected to remain in top spot thanks to its reviews and target demographic. This weekend last year, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials led the way with just over $30 million. It is likely no film will make that this year, while the depth is a mixed bag, so it looks like 2016 will lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Don’t Sully Your Reputation: Winning Announcement

September 14th, 2016


The winners of our Don’t Sully Your Reputation contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Morgan opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Bewitching Prizes

September 9th, 2016

Blair Witch

Like this week, there are four wide releases coming out next week, but not all are expected to open truly wide. Of these film, Blair Witch is the only one that is expected to do well during the weekend, although Bridget Jones’s Baby should have better legs. Since we care about opening weekends more than end results, Blair Witch is clearly the better choice for the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Blair Witch.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: September

September 1st, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top. More...

The Woods Trailer

July 19th, 2016

Found-footage horror film directed by Adam Wingard, opens September 16 ... Full Movie Details. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/16 2 $9,576,057   3,121 $3,068   $9,576,057 3
2016/09/23 6 $4,053,785 -58% 3,121 $1,299   $16,232,480 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/16 2 $4,011,022   3,121 $1,285   $4,011,022 1
2016/09/17 2 $3,492,235 -13% 3,121 $1,119   $7,503,257 2
2016/09/18 3 $2,072,800 -41% 3,121 $664   $9,576,057 3
2016/09/19 4 $678,880 -67% 3,121 $218   $10,254,937 4
2016/09/20 4 $895,311 +32% 3,121 $287   $11,150,248 5
2016/09/21 4 $533,592 -40% 3,121 $171   $11,683,840 6
2016/09/22 4 $494,855 -7% 3,121 $159   $12,178,695 7
2016/09/23 5 $1,280,486 +159% 3,121 $410   $13,459,181 8
2016/09/24 5 $1,779,211 +39% 3,121 $570   $15,238,392 9
2016/09/25 6 $994,088 -44% 3,121 $319   $16,232,480 10
2016/09/26 5 $324,698 -67% 3,121 $104   $16,557,178 11

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/16 2 $12,178,695   3,121 $3,902   $12,178,695 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 9/16/2016 $531,114 183 183 365 $1,114,684 9/26/2016
Netherlands 9/15/2016 $159,429 56 56 56 $159,429 9/21/2016
New Zealand 9/16/2016 $114,508 55 55 109 $205,956 9/26/2016
United Kingdom 9/16/2016 $1,255,925 462 462 462 $1,255,925 9/21/2016
Rest of World $2,164,006
International Total$4,900,000 9/26/2016

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