Universal’s horror thriller ‘Knock at the Cabin’— A film based on 2018’s horror novel ‘The Cabin at the End of the World’ by Paul G. Tremblay— has been finally released in the USA. And there have been too positive reviews of one of the anticipated releases of the month from critics and audiences, especially for its amazing direction and cast’s performance. So, undoubtedly the production is on sky-high success in the horror genre and produces better films, and ‘Knock at the Cabin’ also performed well at the ticket window, well as critically.
Is Knock at the Cabin Hit Or Flop?
According to reports, Universal’s horror thriller starring Dave Bautista ‘Knock at the Cabin’, released in the USA on 3 February 2022 over 3600 theatres alongside Paramount’s ’80 for Brady’, collecting $5.4 million on its opening day (incl. $1.45 million from Thursday night previews) and $14.20 million on its opening weekend at the domestic box office— A well and solid start for a small-budgeted film, but still, something missed for production. Overall, it has so far grossed $35.39 million domestically and $19.36 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $54.76 million.
‘Knock at the Cabin’ is a small-budgeted film, and according to reports, the production budget for the film is just $20 million. And after marketing and all expenses, the film’s break-even mark is estimated to be around $40-45 million. Compared to production cost or break-even, ‘Knock at the Cabin’ has opened with good numbers as an R-rated film and is already tagged as a box office success. But on the other side, ‘Knock at the Cabin’ is below-expected from a production point of view as going by the performance of the last horror films from the production— ‘M3GAN’, ‘Nope’, and ‘The Black Phone’.
‘Knock at the Cabin’ is a small success at the box office, but no one can deny that Universal has created a massive benchmark in this genre, and in achieving that, ‘Knock at the Cabin’ would probably going to missed it. But it can also happen that we are talking too much while the film will make money for production, and profit is above all— expectations, critical reviews, buzz, and cost.
Talking about the critical response, ‘Knock at the Cabin’ has received a 6.1/10* IMDb rating based on 651k+ votes, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it scored 67/100% based on 324 critics’ reviews.