Thanks for the emotional support.
It was a fair vote.
The Thing debuted to an estimated $3.2 million. That's down from fellow October horror remakes The Stepfather ($4.4 million) and The Fog $4.1 million), and nowhere close to heavy-hitting remakes like Halloween, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. It should wind up with roughly $8.5 million for the three-day frame.
F*ck. $15m is considered a decent opening for a horror. How the hell
did this make less than the Stepfather remake? And how did it end up making less than every other horror movie this year?
They might as well not have cast a hottie in the lead because they didn't even put her on the poster.
Sigh. I give up. I'm out of here. Dalmatian Jaws, please turn off the lights.