Box Office: ‘Scary Stories’ Scares up $2.3 Million on Thursday Night

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Scary Stories’ Scares up $2.3 Million on Thursday Night
Lionsgate’s thriller “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” has opened with a solid $2.3 million at more than 2,500 North American locations in Thursday night previews.

Paramount’s family adventure “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” took in $1.3 million in previews, while Disney-Fox’s “The Art of Racing in the Rain” fetched $450,000 at preview screenings. Warner Bros.’ crime drama “The Kitchen,” starring Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy, is also debuting this weekend.

Universal’s second weekend of “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” and Disney’s forth Frame of “The Lion King” are expected to battle for first place in the $20 million to $25 million range. “Scary Stories” and “Dora” will likely follow with somewhere between $15 million and $19 million in what should be one of the summer’s closest races.

“Scary Stories,” based on the children’s book series of horror tales, is launching at 3,315 locations. Producer Guillermo del Toro
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