The latest entry in the Insidious film series, Insidious: The Red Door, has gone past M3GAN for a huge box office achievement in 2023.
Sony and Blumhouse's latest horror offering, Insidious: The Red Door, has claimed the title of the biggest horror movie of the year worldwide, surpassing M3GAN's global earnings by a slim margin. Notably, the entire Insidious franchise has now amassed over $735M in worldwide earnings, a testament to its enduring popularity. Per Deadline, the film pulled in $2.5M from 59 overseas markets during the last weekend, bringing its international total to an impressive $101.8M, while its global collection now stands at $182.5M, ahead of M3GAN's $180.5M, as well as that of Scream VI ($169M), Evil Dead: Rise ($146.7M) and The Pope's Exorcist ($76M).
The Red Door Also Sets a New High for Insidious
The fifth entry in the Insidious series, The Red Door has also become the highest-grossing installment in the 13-year-old franchise. Upon its initial release, The Red Door made waves in the horror genre, achieving the top spot for a horror title for the first time since 2019. The movie also stands as the top PG-13 horror film debut in the last two years, showcasing Sony's triumphant return to the horror genre.
Southeast Asia proved to be a hotbed of success for The Red Door, particularly in the Philippines, where it earned the distinction of being the highest-grossing horror movie of all time. The film set records for the highest horror opening weekend and the biggest overall opening weekend in the country. Similarly, in Mexico, the movie marked Sony's most successful horror launch in that market. The top five offshore markets for the movie are Mexico ($13.8M), the UK ($10M), the Philippines ($6.9M), Indonesia ($6.1M), and France ($5M).
The Red Door marks the directorial debut of the actor Patrick Wilson, who also reprises his role as Josh Lambert from the previous films in the series. The film boasts a strong cast, with several returning actors from previous installments, including Ty Simpkins, Rose Byrne, Andrew Astor, Steve Coulter, Joseph Bishara, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, and Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier. Newcomers Sinclair Daniel and Hiam Abbass also joined the ensemble.
Despite its commercial achievements, the critical reception of The Red Door has been mixed, with varying opinions on its overall impact on the genre. The movie's storyline picks up after the events of Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2, following Josh Lambert as he heads east to take his son, Dalton, to college. However, their dreams of a bright future are shattered when demons from their past resurface, plunging them into a living nightmare.
Insidious: The Red Door is currently playing in theaters.