Posted on July 29th, 2018 by Frederik

While we’re still in our “Hereditary” bubble, hoping that the buzz on the film will transcend to the end of the year’s awards season, this bit by Deadline is definately good news: Ari Aster’s debut feature Hereditary premiered in the Midnight section of Sundance back in January to unanimously positive response and has now become the biggest worldwide grossing movie ever for A24. With $77.5 million at the global box office, the low-budget horror is the third in-house production for A24, with Palmstar and Lars Knudsen on as producers, that the company has seen through a worldwide release following Barry Jenkins’ Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight and Greta Gerwig’s Oscar nominated Lady Bird. The success comes as horror has picked up great steam over the past few years and overseas audiences, particularly in Latin America and the emerging South East Asian markets, are great consumers. The top overseas plays on Hereditary are the UK (Entertainment) at $7.29M, topping comps like Insidious and The Witch; Mexico (Sun) with $3M, besting Get Out, Insidious and Lights Out; Australia (Studiocanal) with $2.7M to eclipse Insidious and The Witch; Spain (DeAPlaneta) at $1.98M; and Korea (Challan) with $1.46M which is bigger than Insidious. In the Netherlands, the film is Splendid’s biggest release of the year with $1.27M. There, an 80-screen simulcast premiere was the widest ever for a horror title. The full article can be read here.



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