Opening in less than 3,000 screens, the Gothic horror movie pulled in a very disappointing $12.5 million, coming fourth behind Steven Spielberg’s Bride of Spies, The Martian and children’s horror Goosebumps. Worse still, the film suffered from a very rapid day-to-day decline, opening to £5.2 million on Friday and falling to $2.6 million by Sunday. And with a CinemaScore of B-, Crimson Peak could find itself out of the top 10 next weekend when newcomers Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and The Last Witch Hunter open.
Crimson Peak also opened in 55 other territories and added another $13.5 million to its worldwide total ($1 million of which came from IMAX screenings), but with a budget of $55 million, Crimson Peak will struggle to recuperate all of its costs.
Crimson Peak is out now, with a cast that includes Jessica Chastain (Interstellar), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Tom Hiddleston (Thor: The Dark World) and Mia Wasikowska (Maps to the Stars).