Insidious: The Red Door didn’t just tip-toe to the window, it tip-toed its way to a US$64 million global debut.
The fifth instalment of the Insidious franchise made a better-than-expected US$32.6 million debut and took the No. 1 spot in the US. The horror movie also dethroned Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Internationally, the film made US$31 million.
This is an impressive amount to start off with, especially since the movie was released sandwiched between Indiana Jones 5, Harrison Ford’s last appearance as the iconic character, and Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning.
Insidious: The Red Door brings back the original cast from Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2. Ty Simpkins reprises his role as Dalton Lambert while Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne return to play couple Josh and Renai Lambert respectively. Franchise mainstay Lin Shaye is back again as medium Elise Rainier too. This is the first time we see the original cast since Chapter 2.
The movie also marks Wilson’s directorial debut and adds Andrew Astor, Peter Dager, Jarquez McClendon, Sinclair Daniel and Hiam Abbass to the cast.
The Red Door synopsis reads:
“Josh Lambert heads east to drop his son, Dalton, off at school. However, Dalton’s college dream soon becomes a living nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both.”
Insidious: The Red Door is out now.