The novel of ‘Firestarter’s (1980) adaptation film ‘Firestarter’s (1984) remake film, the recently released ‘Firestarter’ mostly received negative reviews from the audience and critics. But, it is said that the reviews do not matter, the box office should be good, but unfortunately, the box office of this film is also not well, and perhaps the makers had already guessed that’s why the ‘Firestarter’ also released on Peacock along with theaters.
Is Firestarter Hit Or Flop?
Universal Pictures’ sci-fi horror drama ‘Firestarter’, released in the USA on 13 May 2022 in more than 3400 theaters, collected $1.55 million on its opening day and $3.82 million on its opening weekend at the domestic (USA & Canada) box office. Overall, ‘Firestarter’ has so far grossed $9.58 million domestically, $5.30 million overseas, and has a total gross of $14.88 million global against a $15 million budget.
Compared to the low budget, the box office of ‘Firestarter’ underperformed expectations and worse compared to the 1984 ‘Firestarter’. Before the release, critics expected a $5-7 million opening weekend, but ‘Firestarter’ has not been close to expectations and grossed only $3.82 million. According to critics, the film will not gross more than $20 million lifetime and it is poor for a ‘Firestarter’. Overall, without any doubt, ‘Firestarter’ is a Flop film at the box office.
Apart from the box office, according to some media reports, the film performed well on Peacock, and it is one of the most-watched films on Peacock. However, nothing can be said about how much truth there is in these claims because the box office tells something else.
Talking about critical response, then ‘Firestarter’ received a 4.6/10* IMDb rating based on 11k votes, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it is scored 11/100% based on 149 reviews.
‘Firestarter’ 2022 is directed by Keith Thomas, written by Scott Teems, and stars Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, and Kurtwood Smith. The film was produced under the production banners of Blumhouse Productions, Weed Road Pictures, BoulderLight Pictures, and Angry Adam Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures.