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Follow-up: Darkness Falls shines in debut

January 27th, 2003

To the surprise of almost every analyst, and the horror of almost every critic, Darkness Falls lead the weekend charts this week with a larger than expected $12.5 million. As reported here earlier, Darkness Falls was produced for only $7 million, however Revolution studios showed themselves to be masters of marketing, spending an estimated $20 million dollars in pushing the movie to top spot.

Recently, top spot has been held by a series of critically vilified movies. Starting two weeks ago when Just Married won despite getting only 20% on Rotten Tomatoes fresh meter (and 0% from the Cream of the Crop reviewers.) Last week Kangaroo Jack received a tiny 9%, a figure matched by Darkness Falls. Although Darkness Falls received much better User Ratings on IMDB than Kangaroo Jack.

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Source: Weekend Chart

Filed under: Kangaroo Jack, Just Married, Darkness Falls