Insidious: The Red Door isn’t tip-toeing through the window, it is knocking the house down.
Blumhouse’s latest horror has surpassed the USS$183 million mark worldwide at the global box office, making it the highest-grossing horror film of 2023. Insidious: The Red Door beats James Wan’s M3GAN (US$180M) and Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpipn’s Scream VI (US$169M).
The first Insidious movie was released in 2010 and was directed by James Wan. It starred Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, Rose Byrne and Andrew Astor as members of the Lambert family, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell as paranormal experts and Lin Shaye as a medium.
Insidious: The Red Door is the fifth instalment in the franchise and is Wilson’s directorial debut. It brought back the main cast from the first movie and continued from the events in Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) and Insidious: The Last Key (2018) both focused on other characters that weren’t introduced in the first two movies.
While Insidious: The Red Door holds the lead right now, things may change with new horror movie releases coming up in the next couple of months. The next big release on the calendar is The Nun II on 8 September, followed by an even bigger franchise sequel, Saw X.
Whether or not Inisidous: The Red Door will hold its title until the end of the year remains to be seen, but this achievement bodes well for fans who are hoping for a sixth movie. This is especially since Insidious: The Red Door was billed as the final chapter of the Lambert family saga.
In other news, a spinoff film titled Thread: An Insidious Tale is reportedly in the works starring Kumail Nanjiani and Mandy Moore. Moon Knight head writer Jeremy Slater is set to direct.