Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, ‘Violent Night’ has managed to carve a niche for itself among the audience; be it the audience’s reviews or the film’s performance at the box office; the film seems to live up to the expectations. But the good box office of the film doesn’t mean that it is successful until the money spent on it, not recovered; similarly, whether ‘Violent Night’ is considered successful or not depends on many things.
Is Violent Night Hit Or Flop?
According to reports, Universal Pictures’ action comedy ‘Violent Night’, released in the USA on December 2, 2022, in over 3600 theatres, grossed $4.86 million on its opening day ($1.1 million from Thursday night previews) and $13.45 million on its opening weekend at the domestic box office. While the total gross of ‘Violent Night’ is currently at $49.69 million domestically and $25.94 million overseas, a worldwide total of $75.64 million.
As a $20 million budgeted R-rated film, the box office performance of ‘Violent Night’ is decently well and has been considered a box office success. But still, in our opinion, the upcoming weeks will be too vital in profit terms because apart from productions’ $20 million, Universal spent a decent amount on marketing as well, which puts the total cost at around $40-50 million; the film will be able to do better than this, this sentence will be worth watching. Not only box office, but it’s also worth noting that the word of mouth of the film is good, so the film is sure to earn well from the home media and digitally.
Talking about the critical response, ‘Violent Night’ has received a 6.7/10* IMDb rating based on 56k votes, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it scored 73/100% based on 199 critical reviews.
Starring David Harbor, John Leguizamo, Alexis Louder, Alex Hassell, and Edi Patterson, the action comedy ‘Violent Night’ is directed by Tommy Wirkola from the screenplay by Pat Casey and Josh Miller. The film was produced by David Leitch, Kelly McCormick, and Guy Danella under the production banners of 87North Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures.