After The Devil Inside‘s big box office debut last week, there was a question of whether or not the horror film could sustain that success in its second weekend. In short, no, it couldn’t. With a Mark Wahlberg film, Contraband, and Beauty and the Beast 3D making their debut, The Devil Inside took a bit of a tumble at the box office.
The supernatural thriller – which directed audiences to continue the experience by visiting The Rossi Files at the end of the film – dropped 76% in ticket sales and fell to the number seven spot in the b.o. top ten, that’s in spite of an increase in theater count, too. The film grossed $7.9 million over the weekend.
To date, that makes The Devil Inside‘s domestic gross $46.2 million. This drop hurts no one, really. Paramount is already considering the film a success and director William Brent Bell has already lined up two projects, one at Warner Bros. and another at Sierra/Affinity.
Contraband claimed the number one slot and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 3D took number two.
Source: Box Office Mojo