Sinister

A controversial true crime writer finds a box of super 8 home movies in his new home, revealing that the murder case he is currently researching could be the work of an unknown serial killer whose legacy dates back to the 1960s.

Grosses

Domestic (58.3%)
$48,086,903
Summary Details
DistributorLionsgate
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Opening$18,007,634
2,527 theaters
Budget$3,000,000
MPAAR
Running Time1 hr 50 min
GenresHorror Mystery Thriller
In Release446 days/63 weeks
Widest Release2,542 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Oct 12Friday1$7,416,439--2,527$2,934$7,416,4391
Oct 13Saturday4$6,852,570-7.6%-2,527$2,711$14,269,0092
Oct 14Sunday4$3,738,625-45.4%-2,527$1,479$18,007,6343
Oct 15Monday3$1,306,146-65.1%-2,527$516$19,313,7804
Oct 16Tuesday3$1,400,726+7.2%-2,527$554$20,714,5065
Oct 17Wednesday3$1,084,331-22.6%-2,527$429$21,798,8376
Oct 18Thursday3$1,121,331+3.4%-2,527$443$22,920,1687
Oct 19Friday6$2,992,221+166.8%-59.7%2,542$1,177$25,912,3898
Oct 20Saturday6$3,816,637+27.6%-44.3%2,542$1,501$29,729,0269
Oct 21Sunday7$2,006,617-47.4%-46.3%2,542$789$31,735,64310
Oct 22Monday5$655,734-67.3%-49.8%2,542$257$32,391,37711
Oct 23Tuesday5$790,082+20.5%-43.6%2,542$310$33,181,45912
Oct 24Wednesday5$602,186-23.8%-44.5%2,542$236$33,783,64513
Oct 25Thursday4$661,310+9.8%-41%2,542$260$34,444,95514
Oct 26Friday7$1,739,672+163.1%-41.9%2,347$741$36,184,62715
Oct 27Saturday9$2,131,159+22.5%-44.2%2,347$908$38,315,78616
Oct 28Sunday9$1,125,268-47.2%-43.9%2,347$479$39,441,05417
Oct 29
Hurricane Sandy
Monday7$345,975-69.3%-47.2%2,347$147$39,787,02918
Oct 30
Hurricane Sandy
Tuesday7$497,254+43.7%-37.1%2,347$211$40,284,28319
Oct 31
Halloween
Hurricane Sandy
Wednesday3$832,700+67.5%+38.3%2,347$354$41,116,98320
Nov 1Thursday9$425,391-48.9%-35.7%2,347$181$41,542,37421
Nov 2Friday12$908,851+113.7%-47.8%1,882$482$42,451,22522
Nov 3Saturday12$1,261,991+38.9%-40.8%1,882$670$43,713,21623
Nov 4Sunday13$563,604-55.3%-49.9%1,882$299$44,276,82024
Nov 5Monday12$226,133-59.9%-34.6%1,882$120$44,502,95325
Nov 6Tuesday13$214,341-5.2%-56.9%1,882$113$44,717,29426
Nov 7Wednesday12$157,840-26.4%-81%1,882$83$44,875,13427
Nov 8Thursday13$179,104+13.5%-57.9%1,882$95$45,054,23828
Nov 9Friday12$478,492+167.2%-47.4%1,554$307$45,532,73029
Nov 10Saturday12$666,104+39.2%-47.2%1,554$428$46,198,83430
Nov 11Sunday13$379,852-43%-32.6%1,554$244$46,578,68631
Nov 12Monday14$159,143-58.1%-29.6%1,554$102$46,737,82932
Nov 13Tuesday14$105,456-33.7%-50.8%1,554$67$46,843,28533
Nov 14Wednesday15$88,587-16%-43.9%1,554$57$46,931,87234
Nov 15Thursday16$63,378-28.5%-64.6%1,554$40$46,995,25035
Nov 16Friday16$146,661+131.4%-69.3%789$185$47,141,91136
Nov 17Saturday16$196,881+34.2%-70.4%789$249$47,338,79237
Nov 18Sunday17$112,485-42.9%-70.4%789$142$47,451,27738
Nov 19Monday16$55,310-50.8%-65.2%789$70$47,506,58739
Nov 20Tuesday16$72,659+31.4%-31.1%789$92$47,579,24640
Nov 21Wednesday26$18,058-75.1%-79.6%127$142$47,597,30441
Nov 22
Thanksgiving
Thursday24$16,778-7.1%-73.5%127$132$47,614,08242
Nov 23Friday25$36,832+119.5%-74.9%127$290$47,650,91443
Nov 24Saturday26$40,210+9.2%-79.6%127$316$47,691,12444
Nov 25Sunday33$14,579-63.7%-87%127$114$47,705,70345
Nov 26Monday27$5,798-60.2%-89.5%127$45$47,711,50146
Nov 27Tuesday28$6,368+9.8%-91.2%127$50$47,717,86947
Nov 28Wednesday28$5,651-11.3%-68.7%127$44$47,723,52048
Nov 29Thursday28$5,807+2.8%-65.4%127$45$47,729,32749
Nov 30Friday32$12,236+110.7%-66.8%88$139$47,741,56350
Dec 1Saturday38$18,680+52.7%-53.5%88$212$47,760,24351
Dec 2Sunday38$9,640-48.4%-33.9%88$109$47,769,88352
Dec 3Monday27$3,968-58.8%-31.6%88$45$47,773,85153
Dec 4Tuesday28$4,818+21.4%-24.3%88$54$47,778,66954
Dec 5Wednesday27$4,235-12.1%-25.1%88$48$47,782,90455
Dec 6Thursday26$4,386+3.6%-24.5%88$49$47,787,29056
Dec 7Friday32$11,192+155.2%-8.5%77$145$47,798,48257
Dec 8Saturday34$15,466+38.2%-17.2%77$200$47,813,94858
Dec 9Sunday35$9,906-35.9%+2.8%77$128$47,823,85459
Dec 10Monday30$3,721-62.4%-6.2%77$48$47,827,57560
Dec 11Tuesday30$4,773+28.3%-0.9%77$61$47,832,34861
Dec 12Wednesday30$3,980-16.6%-6%77$51$47,836,32862
Dec 13Thursday30$3,738-6.1%-14.8%77$48$47,840,06663
Dec 14Friday27$21,011+462.1%+87.7%184$114$47,861,07764
Dec 15Saturday28$34,161+62.6%+120.9%184$185$47,895,23865
Dec 16Sunday26$22,206-35%+124.2%184$120$47,917,44466
Dec 17Monday27$9,925-55.3%+166.7%184$53$47,927,36967
Dec 18Tuesday28$10,797+8.8%+126.2%184$58$47,938,16668
Dec 19Wednesday31$10,625-1.6%+167%184$57$47,948,79169
Dec 20Thursday31$11,058+4.1%+195.8%184$60$47,959,84970
Dec 21Friday39$7,740-30%-63.2%93$83$47,967,58971
Dec 22Saturday38$11,473+48.2%-66.4%93$123$47,979,06272
Dec 23Sunday38$8,941-22.1%-59.7%93$96$47,988,00373
Dec 24Monday44$2,426-72.9%-75.6%93$26$47,990,42974
Dec 25
Christmas Day
Tuesday38$7,055+190.8%-34.7%82$86$47,997,48475
Dec 26Wednesday35$9,159+29.8%-13.8%82$111$48,006,64376
Dec 27Thursday37$10,141+10.7%-8.3%82$123$48,016,78477
Dec 28Friday40$12,956+27.8%+67.4%82$158$48,029,74078
Dec 29Saturday42$14,804+14.3%+29%82$180$48,044,54479
Dec 30Sunday38$12,396-16.3%+38.6%82$151$48,056,94080
Dec 31
New Year's Eve
Monday43$4,616-62.8%+90.3%82$56$48,061,55681
Jan 1
New Year's Day
Tuesday40$10,651+130.7%+51%82$129$48,072,20782
Jan 2Wednesday36$7,650-28.2%-16.5%82$93$48,079,85783
Jan 3Thursday37$7,046-7.9%-30.5%82$85$48,086,90384