Friday, January 3, 2020

New Movies Opening In Theaters: THE GRUDGE


Sony and Screen Gems' "The Grudge", a reboot of the 2004 remake of the 2002 Japanese classic "Ju-on", is the new year's first wide release, and while it won't be able to compete against the likes of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", it might still scare up a decent debut.

The film has raked in a solid $1.8 million from Thursday night early previews, which could give the film a $10+ million debut from 2,642 theaters, even though the studio is only anticipating a $9 million opening weekend. What remains to be seen is if the negative critical and audience reception that "The Grudge" has been getting will damage its box-office prospects in any meaningful way.

Synopses, details, critical/audience reception, trailers, and more after the jump.


The Grudge 2020 Image

Official Synopsis

After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a detective attempts to investigate the mysterious case, only to discover that the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost. Now targeted by the demonic spirits, the detective must do anything to protect herself and her family from harm.

Film Details

  • Director: Nicolas Pesce

  • Starring: Andrea Riseborough, John Cho, Demian Bichir, Betty Gilpin, William Sadler, Frankie Faison, Lin Shaye

  • Genre: Horror, Mystery

  • Running Time: 93 min.

  • Rating: R for disturbing violence and bloody images, terror and some language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 17% (4 fresh, 19 rotten, score: 4.2/10)
  • Metacritic: 38 out of 100 (1 positive, 5 mixed, 6 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 20% (average score: 1.9/5 from 231 user ratings)
  • Metacritic: 4.2/10 (2 positive, 0 mixed, 4 negative).
  • IMDb: 4.6/10 (700 votes)

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