Hostel director Eli Roth is currently enjoying a minor success with his anticipated cannibal movie The Green Inferno, a film that has already made back its production and promotional costs thanks to a ticket sale intake of $6,833,000. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about his most recent feature, Knock Knock.
Knock Knock went into production in Spring of 2014 and was distributed to theaters starting October 9th through Lionsgate. After weekend totals came in, it was discovered that Knock Knock made less than $20,000 this weekend – $18,623, to be specific. To be fair, though, Lionsgate only sent this horror-thriller to 22 theaters in America. It managed to become the #54 most seen movie of the weekend with these meager showings.
Let’s hope Lionsgate can add a few more theaters to this film’s release. And, hey, having two films in theaters by the same writer/director should still be applauded.
Overseas, Knock Knock is fairing much better with $2,009,725 in ticket sales.
Knock Knock is written by Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo with Roth also sitting in the director’s chair. The film stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, Speed), Colleen Camp (Die Hard: With A Vengeance, Police Academy 2), Lorenza Izzo (“Hemlock Grove”), Ana de Armas, Ignacia Allamand and Aaron Burns.