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New Horror Movies That Flopped In 2022
Crimes of the Future
Despite a production budget of approximately $27 million and acclaim at its premiere at Cannes, David Cronenberg's film only raked in $4 million at the worldwide box office. While it's unlikely that even Cronenberg expected the movie to be a blockbuster, it's a disappointing financial result for the director's long-awaited return to the genre.
The Invitation
To give some credit to "The Invitation," it fared better at the box office than others on this list. However, $26 million worldwide on a $10 million budget still falls short of the kind of success a major studio like Sony expects. It also didn't do well with critics. Over at Rotten Tomatoes, only 26 percent of critic reviews were favorable.
"Umma" left its theatrical run with only $2.2 million worldwide. On the critical side, it didn't fare too well either, with a critical approval rating of 33% on Rotten Tomatoes. Reviewers praised the film's narrative intentions but said its potential was undercut by a focus on formulaic jump-scares rather than a satisfying exploration of its characters and themes.
As it was released simultaneously in theaters and on streaming tracking its performance in a traditional sense is complicated, but it only made $14 million worldwide. It also received a shockingly poor critical response, with reviewers noting its underwhelming special effects, flat performances, and issues with editing and pacing.
Chainsaw Remake
This "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake has a 31% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, and an audience score of just 26%. Although it received praise from some for its generous helpings of violence and goofy entertainment value, critics also noted its ham-fisted attempts at social commentary and lack of memorable characters.