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Insidious The Last Key Review

Author: James Perkins

It will be a surprise to no-one that, following the monumental box office success of the first Insidious film in 2011, we now sit here seven years later having reached the fourth installment of this modern horror franchise. As with most other franchises of this ilk (cheap to make and turn over a colossal profit), after several iterations, they lose considerable steam (I’m looking at you, Paranormal Activity). So one would assume that is the case with Insidious: The Last Key, however, that is not so as this series has astonishingly taken a turn for the better courtesy of its unlikely star, Lin Shaye.

Insidious: The Last Key sits comfortably in the timeline between Chapter Three and Chapter One meaning it serves as both a prequel and a sequel. The story explores more of the backstory of Elise (Lin Shaye) as nightmares of her childhood come back
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Box-Office Weekend: Jumanji Maintains Hold on Box Office

Bringing in an estimated $35.4 million over the four-day holiday weekend allowed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to easily retain its perch atop the box office. In just four weeks, the film has grossed an impressive $291.6 million. Steven Spielberg’s new film The Post locked in at the second spot in its fourth week, and first week of wide release with a showing of $23.4 million.

Liam Neeson’s newest action thriller, The Commuter, debuted with a tangible $16.4 million, which was good enough for third place in this week’s top ten. Meanwhile, the Hugh Jackman vehicle, The Greatest Showman held onto the fourth spot, bringing in $15.3 million to raise its four-week total to $98.4 million. Although Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi fell to fifth place just behind The Greatest Showman with $15.3 million, the film’s five-week total of $595.6 million is probably leaving everyone involved with it smiling these days.

The
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Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Powers Solid Holiday Weekend With $35.4 Million

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Powers Solid Holiday Weekend With $35.4 Million
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is showing plenty of staying power at the North American box office with an estimated $35.4 million at 3,849 sites, easily winning the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

“Jumanji” will finish the holiday with $291.6 million in 29 days, now ranking as the eighth highest grosser released in 2017. The action-comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, has won the first two weekends of 2018 after debuting Dec. 20 in the shadow of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — and began significantly outperforming forecasts.

Jumanji” has been the key factor in keeping overall business for the four days solid in the $197 million to $200 million range, up at least $10 million from the 2017 total. That leaves the year-to-date domestic total at $560 million through Monday — 4.9% ahead of the same point last year, according to comScore.

“Jumanji” could win its third straight box office crown during the upcoming weekend when new entries include Warner Bros.’ Afghan war drama “12 Strong,
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'Darkest Hour' lights up UK box office with £4m debut

'Darkest Hour' lights up UK box office with £4m debut
Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops out of top five.

Source: Universal Pictures

Darkest Hour

UK Top Five Rank Film / Distributor Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun)Running Total Week 1 Darkest Hour (Universal) £4.04m £4.04m 1 2 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (Sony) £2.5m £29.9m 4 3 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox) £2.16m £2.35m 1 4 The Greatest Showman (Fox) £2.14m £13.53m 3 5 Coco (Disney) £1.88m £1.88m P*

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate - 1.38. *P = previews.

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Gary Oldman-starring Churchill biopic Darkest Hour opened to a strong £4.04m from its 607 locations this weekend. Universal’s awards contender posted a hefty screen average of £6,656.

The debut is comfortably director Joe Wright’s best UK opening, far ahead of Pan (2015) on £2.74m and Pride & Prejudice (2005) on £2.53m. Pride & Prejudice remains his best total on £14.57m, ahead of Atonement (2007) on £12.4m, and Darkest Hour will be looking to surpass those figures, particularly as the film continues to attract awards buzz. Gary Oldman starrer
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‘Jumanji’ Sequel and ‘The Greatest Showman’ Boost 2018 Box Office

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (Sony) easily bested all comers on its fourth weekend, and sustained the 2018 box office upswing. The shockingly successful reboot is just $50 million away from landing in the top-five grossers of 2017. A $350-million total won’t come near to challenging the $600 million-plus final tally for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which is 2017’s top performer both domestic and globally, with a worldwide total of over $1.3 billion.

A weekend result that puts the Dwayne Johnson family fantasy $15-million ahead of the latest “Star Wars” juggernaut suggests the days may be waning for “Star Wars” as the dominant franchise far above all the rest. For the first time, its fifth weekend fell below the comparable “Rogue One” last year.

And yet overall grosses are up — if not at the level of last week’s 20 per cent increase. This weekend’s overall results are close to a carbon copy
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‘Insidious The Last Key’ Review: Dir. Adam Robitel (2018)

Insidious: The Last Key, Review: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson return to battle demons in the latest entry into the Insidious series.

Insidious: The Last Key review by Kat Hughes.

Insidious: The Last Key Review

2017 saw the horror genre go from strength to strength, films such as Get Out, Raw, and It proved that mainstream audiences still like to be scared, meaning that 2018 cinema screens will surely be filled with all manner of spooky things. The first such film to emerge is Insidious: The Last Key, the fourth film within the Insidious franchise. The first film, written by Leigh Whannell and directed by his Saw collaborator James Wan, was a smash success, introducing us to parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) and her helpers, Specs (Leigh Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson), as the tried to help the terrified Lambert family. The first sequel – Insidious Chapter Two – stuck with Elise
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‘Jumanji’ Ruling Mlk Weekend Box Office Over ‘The Post,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary’

‘Jumanji’ Ruling Mlk Weekend Box Office Over ‘The Post,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary’
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is outdistancing a quartet of challengers and should win the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $28 million at the North American box office, early estimates showed Friday.

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” appears to be leading the rest of the pack with around $21 million for the four days, according to Friday’s first forecasts, followed by the openings of “Paddington 2” with $18 million and Taraji P. Henson’s “Proud Mary” battling “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” for fourth place with about $16 million each. Liam Neeson’s “The Commuter” was arriving with about $12 million, fighting for sixth with the fourth weekend of Hugh Jackman’s “The Greatest Showman” and the second weekend of “Insidious: The Last Key.”

Should “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” make it to $30 million this weekend, it would be only the 11th title to exceed that mark during the Mlk weekend, according to [link
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Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare Release Date Moved Up Two Weeks

Universal announced that Blumhouse Productions’ Truth or Dare has moved its release date up two weeks. It’s getting harder and harder to doubt Blumhouse in the midst of its recent hot streak, as the studio continues to churn out high-quality, original films on economical budgets. The return on investment has been tremendous for recent hits like Split, Happy Death Day, and especially Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Most recently, Insidious: The Last Key has grossed over $54 million worldwide on a $10 million budget in just its first week of release.
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Insidious: The Last Key review

What looks like the final chapter in the Insidious saga arrives in cinemas - but is it a good January horror?

The original Insidious (2011) was a welcome return to indie horror form for director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell, who followed up their original breakthrough film, Saw, with a couple of misguided and forgettable excursions into major studio territory (anyone remember Dead Silence?). Insidious was intimate, original, a little insane and genuinely creepy; it established some of the stylistic and narrative devices that Wan would utilize for large-scale horror success with The Conjuring a couple of years later.

It was also a hit, which meant the 'we have a new horror franchise!' signs lit up at the offices of original backer Film District. So Insidious 2 came along in 2013, with Wan and Whannell taking up camera and pen again, but it proved to be an unnecessary, overplotted and often
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The ‘Insidious’ & ‘Sinister’ Movies May Crossover

The movie crossover is fast becoming the latest trend in Hollywood. The most recent example of this, which is probably its most high-profile is the M. Night Shyamalan movies Split and Unbreakable, two stand-alone films, which will cross paths in the forthcoming Glass, which is now in post-production and due in January 2019. Well, it looks like two very successful horror series are potentially set to collide in a new movie.

Producer Jason Blum was asked about a potential crossover while out and about promoting the fourth film in the Insidious series, Insidious: The Last Key, which arrives at the weekend. It all sounds like this has already been discussed. The producer spoke with Cinepop:

“I hope so. I want to. We almost did Insidious and Sinister and I still feel like we might do that so, I think so. I think we’re going to cross our worlds at some point.
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Cinepolis Rolls Out Haptic Version of Sony’s ‘Insidious: The Last Key’

Cinepolis, the largest movie circuit in Mexico, has launched a version of “Insidious: The Last Key” with full-motion, sensory effects.

The so-called haptic technology was demonstrated last month at the CineAsia convention in Hong Kong. It delivers tactile sensations concurrent with the narrative of the film through vests that users wear.

The world’s fourth largest exhibition company, Cinepolis gave the technology a platform release within its VIP theatre, starting Jan. 4. It prioritized press, loyalty scheme members, contest winners and social influencers. The rollout was supported on Ooh and social media platforms. And Sony reports that demand was strong enough for additional screenings of the haptic version to be added.

The technology was developed by Sony Corp, Sony Pcl and Sony Pictures. It had an earlier run out at the 2016 edition of CineAsia. There it demonstrated a short-form immersive experience, that built on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the latest instalment of the studio’s “Resident Evil” franchise
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Interview: Composer Joseph Bishara on Scoring the Insidious Franchise, Working With John Carpenter, and His Favorite Horror Films of 2017

This past weekend saw the release of Adam Robitel’s Insidious: The Last Key (review), the fourth film in the Blumhouse franchise started by James Wan and Leigh Whannell in 2010. Grossing nearly $30 million domestically in its opening weekend (three times its production budget), the film has generated rather favorable reviews from theatergoers and horror […]

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Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ to Roar Past Newcomers ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary,’ ‘Commuter’

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ to Roar Past Newcomers ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary,’ ‘Commuter’
Sony’s hit “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” will face a trio of newcomers at domestic multiplexes over the four-day Martin Luther King weekend — “Paddington 2,” Liam Neeson’s “The Commuter,” and Taraji P. Henson’s “Proud Mary.”

Additionally, Steven Spielberg’s journalism drama “The Post” is going wide on Friday as awards season kicks into high gear. The fifth weekend of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” should still be a competitor, with $574 million already banked domestically, along with the second session of “Insidious: The Last Key.”

Projections place “Jumanji” as the clear leader with as much as $30 million over the Friday-Monday period. The top end of forecasts put “Paddington 2,” “The Post,” and “Proud Mary” each in the $23 million to $25 million range, while their respective studios project $15 million to $18 million. “The Commuter” appears to be heading slightly lower.

“Jumanji,” which scored an impressive $37.3 million last weekend to win the first 2018 session handily, will probably
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Will There Be Another Insidious Movie? Here's What We Know

Insidious: The Last Key is only the start of a year full of highly anticipated horror movies including Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built and Slender Man. While most critics agree that the Insidious series is running out of fuel, we have reasons to believe that there may yet be another movie, whether or not we want it, because, of course, "Last Key" doesn't necessarily mean it's the "last" movie. Beware - we include spoilers ahead! In the latest Insidious installation, the psychic medium Elise goes to New Mexico for a case that takes place in her childhood home. There, she meets her two nieces, Imogen and Melissa. Portrayed by Caitlin Gerard, Imogen shares Elise's psychic gifts and is able to enter the spirit world. The young woman plays an important role in the movie, as she ends up rescuing Elise from the main evil spirit. This movie then ends
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Movie Talk: Golden Globes Winners on Their Way to Oscar Nominations?

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Ashley Mova, Jon Schnepp, and Jay Washington discuss the following: The 2018 Golden Globes ceremony - who won, the winners' chances of scoring an Oscar nomination, and more. Donald Glover addresses the director shake-up on Solo: A Star Wars Story. The crew runs through the weekend box office report, including Insidious: The Last Key's big debut. Ridley Scott says he has a story idea for another Blade Runner movie that's "ready to evolve and be developed." We've got a brand new trailer for The Strangers: Prey at Night, …
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Deadly Dialogue: A Conversation on Cinema with Insidious: The Last Key’s Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, and Adam Robitel

Hello, readers! Welcome back for the another installment of one our featured columns here at Daily Dead, Deadly Dialogue: A Conversation on Cinema, in which we catch up with notable folks from the horror and sci-fi genres, both in front of and behind the camera, and discuss the films that inspired them to become the artists they are today.

With the recent release of Insidious: The Last Key (in case you missed it, catch up on our previous coverage here) we thought this was the perfect opportunity to catch up with the trio behind the latest sequel—director Adam Robitel, star Lin Shaye, and writer/co-star Leigh Whannell—and hear what they had to say about what got them hooked on the idea of pursuing their dreams in Hollywood.

Lin Shaye: I'll tell you exactly when I decided to do all of this crazy stuff. I was always in theater in college,
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Box-Office Weekend—Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Takes Over Box Office

With an estimated $36 million in its third week of release, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle topped the box-office weekend. This gives the film a three-week total of $244.4 million. Debuting in second-place this week is the latest entry on the “Insidious” horror series, Insidious: The Last Key, which took in $29.3 million.

Finishing in third-place with $23.6 million was Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi. This raises The Last Jedi’s four-week domestic total to $575.5 million, where it firmly stands as the sixth largest domestic release of all time.

The Greatest Showman finished its third week of release in fourth place, earning $13.8 million over the weekend to raise its domestic total $75.9 million. Just behind the Hugh Jackman musical were the Barden Bellas with $10.2 million for Pitch Perfect 3 (which has brought in $86 million during its first three weeks).

The animated feature Ferdinand finished its fourth week of release in sixth place with
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‘Jumanji’ Sequel Topples ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Insidious’ Box Office Rivals

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In its third week, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (Sony) surged to the top spot at the New Year’s weekend box office, after pulling ahead of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Disney) for the full week that included New Year’s Day — so its dominant position this weekend was no surprise.

“Insidious: The Last Key”

Insidious: The Last Key” (Universal) performed well in the usual post-holiday horror film slot, though not at the high end for past performers.

In third place, “The Last Jedi” remains a major success, looking at a certain worldwide total of over $1.3 billion.

All these and more contributed to a first post-New Year weekend of 2018 that is some $25 million — or 16 per cent — better than the last year. It’s a robust start for the box office, which wound up the year above expectations, taking pressure off a mediocre 2017 performance.

The “Jumanji” success makes sense: the
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Weekend Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Climbs To the Top

It might be brutally cold across the country right now, but the North America box office was anything but this past weekend as 2018 got off to a running start. Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle climbed to the top spot, Universal’s Insidious: The Last Key opened strongly and Star Wars: The Last Jedi continued its march up the all-time box office champ list. The top ten was up 19% over one year ago at this time when Hidden Figures expanded to a great $31.4 million.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle eased a mere 28% from last weekend to score an estimated $36.3 million from 3,801 theaters. The three-week domestic total for the Jake Kasdan blockbuster stands at $244.3 million domestically. Overseas, the action comedy has earned an equally impressive $275 million. The film should continue to bring the crowds in throughout January, which will help push its final domestic close to the $315-320 million mark.
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'Jumanji' Tops The Weekend and $500M Worldwide as 'Insidious 4' Scares Up Strong Debut

'Jumanji' Tops The Weekend and $500M Worldwide as 'Insidious 4' Scares Up Strong Debut
Heading into the weekend Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ranked #7 on the list of movies that had never reached #1 at the weekend box office. After Friday's estimates the film ranked fourth on the list, but as of today it no longer occupies a position after a stellar third weekend saw the action comedy lead the way at the weekend box office while topping $500 million globally. Additionally, Universal's release of Blumhouse's Insidious: The Last Key finished with a strong second place debut and even outperformed the franchise's third installment as 2018 is officially underway and off to a solid start. With an estimated $36 million, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle finished #1 at the weekend box office for the first time since releasing on December 20. With a domestic cume that now stands at $244.3 million, the film serves as the highest grossing live action release of all-time for star Kevin Hart
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