A good news/bad news situation for The Collection at this weekend’s box office: The good is that it opened to nearly the same amount as its 2009 predecessor; the bad is that The Collector wasn’t exactly a box office hit either.
The Collector seemed like a one-off when it opened in 11th place back in 2009, but I guess its low budget, combined with DVD sales and international box office, made it financially successful enough to warrant a theatrically released sequel. That turned out to be a good thing seeing as how The Collection has received nearly unanimous praise from the Dread Central staff, myself included.
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