‘The Invisible Man’, A Horror Movie For The #MeToo Era, Appears At Just The Right Time Post Weinstein Verdict – Box Office Preview

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‘The Invisible Man’, A Horror Movie For The #MeToo Era, Appears At Just The Right Time Post Weinstein Verdict – Box Office Preview
It’s not as if Universal and Blumhouse anticipated the opening of its gaslight thriller The Invisible Man to coincide with the guilty verdict handed down this week to movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in his sexual misconduct trial. But the Leigh Whannell directed and written feature arrives in cinemas at a moment when the #MeToo movement again occupies center stage.

Tracking has been seeing this R-rated thriller starring Elisabeth Moss in the mid-$20 million range for quite some time, but coming away from the ravenous response of Monday’s Hollywood premiere, it’s clear that Universal and Blumhouse have another socially conscious genre film on their hands that could hit a nerve and send this film into Get Out box office territory. That Jordan Peele Oscar-winning blockbuster opened to $33.37M. Interestingly enough, Invisible Man is opening in the same final February weekend spot as Get Out did three years ago.
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