Daily Archives: September 24, 2017
One franchise hits strong numbers, while another underperforms at the box office. Here’s what went down:
Kingsman: The Golden Circle had an excellent debut weekend, landing in first place with $39 million. That’s $3 million more than the original opened with in 2015, so while a huge improvement, it’s always a good thing when a sequel can open higher than its predecessor. In the case of Kingsman, it’s especially good, considering the reviews, while decent, haven’t been as strong as the first go-around.
It dropped to second place with $30 million, bringing its three week total to a fantastic $266.3 million. The film should have no problems crossing the $300 million mark sometime over the next two weeks. Read the rest of this entry
Sabrina comes to the CW, The Exorcist returns, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming to the CW
A press release went out this week announcing that Riverdale would be getting a sister show in the form of a classic witch:
Get ready for an intense look into the world of magic and witchcraft with THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, a new one-hour dark drama/horror project based on the classic Archie Comics character. The new project is eyed to debut in The CW’s 2018-19 television season as a companion to RIVERDALE.
The new show will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer and RIVERDALE Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, directed by Lee Toland Krieger, and produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Brothers Studios. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lee Toland Krieger serve as executive producers.
SABRINA will draw from the critically acclaimed CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA comic book series from Archie Comics written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack, detailing the compelling and shocking re-imagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s occult origins. This dark coming-of-age story deals with horror, the occult, and witchcraft and will see Sabrina struggle to reconcile her dual nature of being half-witch and half-mortal while protecting her family and the world from the forces of evil.
Casting and additional news on the new series will be revealed in the months to come.