Sinister

Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Grosses

Domestic (61.9%)
$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 12, 2012Friday1$7,416,439--2,527$2,934$7,416,4391
Oct 13, 2012Saturday4$6,852,570-7.6%-2,527$2,711$14,269,0092
Oct 14, 2012Sunday4$3,738,625-45.4%-2,527$1,479$18,007,6343
Oct 15, 2012Monday3$1,306,146-65.1%-2,527$516$19,313,7804
Oct 16, 2012Tuesday3$1,400,726+7.2%-2,527$554$20,714,5065
Oct 17, 2012Wednesday3$1,084,331-22.6%-2,527$429$21,798,8376
Oct 18, 2012Thursday3$1,121,331+3.4%-2,527$443$22,920,1687
Oct 19, 2012Friday6$2,992,221+166.8%-59.7%2,542$1,177$25,912,3898
Oct 20, 2012Saturday6$3,816,637+27.6%-44.3%2,542$1,501$29,729,0269
Oct 21, 2012Sunday7$2,006,617-47.4%-46.3%2,542$789$31,735,64310
Oct 22, 2012Monday5$655,734-67.3%-49.8%2,542$257$32,391,37711
Oct 23, 2012Tuesday5$790,082+20.5%-43.6%2,542$310$33,181,45912
Oct 24, 2012Wednesday5$602,186-23.8%-44.5%2,542$236$33,783,64513
Oct 25, 2012Thursday4$661,310+9.8%-41%2,542$260$34,444,95514
Oct 26, 2012Friday7$1,739,672+163.1%-41.9%2,347$741$36,184,62715
Oct 27, 2012Saturday9$2,131,159+22.5%-44.2%2,347$908$38,315,78616
Oct 28, 2012Sunday9$1,125,268-47.2%-43.9%2,347$479$39,441,05417
Oct 29, 2012Monday7$345,975-69.3%-47.2%2,347$147$39,787,02918
Oct 30, 2012Tuesday7$497,254+43.7%-37.1%2,347$211$40,284,28319
Oct 31, 2012
Halloween
Wednesday3$832,700+67.5%+38.3%2,347$354$41,116,98320
Nov 1, 2012Thursday9$425,391-48.9%-35.7%2,347$181$41,542,37421
Nov 2, 2012Friday12$908,851+113.7%-47.8%1,882$482$42,451,22522
Nov 3, 2012Saturday12$1,261,991+38.9%-40.8%1,882$670$43,713,21623
Nov 4, 2012Sunday13$563,604-55.3%-49.9%1,882$299$44,276,82024
Nov 5, 2012Monday12$226,133-59.9%-34.6%1,882$120$44,502,95325
Nov 6, 2012Tuesday13$214,341-5.2%-56.9%1,882$113$44,717,29426
Nov 7, 2012Wednesday12$157,840-26.4%-81%1,882$83$44,875,13427
Nov 8, 2012Thursday13$179,104+13.5%-57.9%1,882$95$45,054,23828
Nov 9, 2012Friday12$478,492+167.2%-47.4%1,554$307$45,532,73029
Nov 10, 2012Saturday12$666,104+39.2%-47.2%1,554$428$46,198,83430
Nov 11, 2012Sunday13$379,852-43%-32.6%1,554$244$46,578,68631
Nov 12, 2012Monday14$159,143-58.1%-29.6%1,554$102$46,737,82932
Nov 13, 2012Tuesday14$105,456-33.7%-50.8%1,554$67$46,843,28533
Nov 14, 2012Wednesday15$88,587-16%-43.9%1,554$57$46,931,87234
Nov 15, 2012Thursday16$63,378-28.5%-64.6%1,554$40$46,995,25035
Nov 16, 2012Friday16$146,661+131.4%-69.3%789$185$47,141,91136
Nov 17, 2012Saturday16$196,881+34.2%-70.4%789$249$47,338,79237
Nov 18, 2012Sunday17$112,485-42.9%-70.4%789$142$47,451,27738
Nov 19, 2012Monday16$55,310-50.8%-65.2%789$70$47,506,58739
Nov 20, 2012Tuesday16$72,659+31.4%-31.1%789$92$47,579,24640
Nov 21, 2012Wednesday26$18,058-75.1%-79.6%127$142$47,597,30441
Nov 22, 2012
Thanksgiving
Thursday24$16,778-7.1%-73.5%127$132$47,614,08242
Nov 23, 2012Friday25$36,832+119.5%-74.9%127$290$47,650,91443
Nov 24, 2012Saturday26$40,210+9.2%-79.6%127$316$47,691,12444
Nov 25, 2012Sunday33$14,579-63.7%-87%127$114$47,705,70345
Nov 26, 2012Monday27$5,798-60.2%-89.5%127$45$47,711,50146
Nov 27, 2012Tuesday28$6,368+9.8%-91.2%127$50$47,717,86947
Nov 28, 2012Wednesday28$5,651-11.3%-68.7%127$44$47,723,52048
Nov 29, 2012Thursday28$5,807+2.8%-65.4%127$45$47,729,32749
Nov 30, 2012Friday32$12,236+110.7%-66.8%88$139$47,741,56350
Dec 1, 2012Saturday38$18,680+52.7%-53.5%88$212$47,760,24351
Dec 2, 2012Sunday38$9,640-48.4%-33.9%88$109$47,769,88352
Dec 3, 2012Monday27$3,968-58.8%-31.6%88$45$47,773,85153
Dec 4, 2012Tuesday28$4,818+21.4%-24.3%88$54$47,778,66954
Dec 5, 2012Wednesday27$4,235-12.1%-25.1%88$48$47,782,90455
Dec 6, 2012Thursday26$4,386+3.6%-24.5%88$49$47,787,29056
Dec 7, 2012Friday32$11,192+155.2%-8.5%77$145$47,798,48257
Dec 8, 2012Saturday34$15,466+38.2%-17.2%77$200$47,813,94858
Dec 9, 2012Sunday35$9,906-35.9%+2.8%77$128$47,823,85459
Dec 10, 2012Monday30$3,721-62.4%-6.2%77$48$47,827,57560
Dec 11, 2012Tuesday30$4,773+28.3%-0.9%77$61$47,832,34861
Dec 12, 2012Wednesday30$3,980-16.6%-6%77$51$47,836,32862
Dec 13, 2012Thursday30$3,738-6.1%-14.8%77$48$47,840,06663
Dec 14, 2012Friday27$21,011+462.1%+87.7%184$114$47,861,07764
Dec 15, 2012Saturday28$34,161+62.6%+120.9%184$185$47,895,23865
Dec 16, 2012Sunday26$22,206-35%+124.2%184$120$47,917,44466
Dec 17, 2012Monday27$9,925-55.3%+166.7%184$53$47,927,36967
Dec 18, 2012Tuesday28$10,797+8.8%+126.2%184$58$47,938,16668
Dec 19, 2012Wednesday31$10,625-1.6%+167%184$57$47,948,79169
Dec 20, 2012Thursday31$11,058+4.1%+195.8%184$60$47,959,84970
Dec 21, 2012Friday39$7,740-30%-63.2%93$83$47,967,58971
Dec 22, 2012Saturday38$11,473+48.2%-66.4%93$123$47,979,06272
Dec 23, 2012Sunday38$8,941-22.1%-59.7%93$96$47,988,00373
Dec 24, 2012Monday44$2,426-72.9%-75.6%93$26$47,990,42974
Dec 25, 2012
Christmas Day
Tuesday38$7,055+190.8%-34.7%82$86$47,997,48475
Dec 26, 2012Wednesday35$9,159+29.8%-13.8%82$111$48,006,64376
Dec 27, 2012Thursday37$10,141+10.7%-8.3%82$123$48,016,78477
Dec 28, 2012Friday40$12,956+27.8%+67.4%82$158$48,029,74078
Dec 29, 2012Saturday42$14,804+14.3%+29%82$180$48,044,54479
Dec 30, 2012Sunday38$12,396-16.3%+38.6%82$151$48,056,94080
Dec 31, 2012
New Year's Eve
Monday43$4,616-62.8%+90.3%82$56$48,061,55681
Jan 1, 2013
New Year's Day
Tuesday40$10,651+130.7%+51%82$129$48,072,20782
Jan 2, 2013Wednesday36$7,650-28.2%-16.5%82$93$48,079,85783
Jan 3, 2013Thursday37$7,046-7.9%-30.5%82$85$48,086,90384