The recently released As Above, So Below did mediocre box office numbers over the long weekend and the box office returns are not exactly staggering. It’s likely that Universal didn’t have the highest of expectations for the film as it was released over a three-day-weekend which is typically a sign that the studio isn’t expecting a film to be a major success. Labor Day weekend tends to see consumers staying away from the box office in favor of a weekend getaway.
IMDb has the film estimated at a weekend take of $10,284,110 which isn’t bad but it wasn’t enough to put the film in the top three for the week. The top three spots were claimed by Gaurdians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and If I Stay – with As Above, So Below claiming fourth place for the long weekend. Based on this news, we probably shouldn’t expect a sequel but if you haven’t seen the film, you should give it a look. It’s been garnering positive reviews from genre film critics and ultimately has some good scares.
The ‘found footage’ horror film As Above, So Below stars Ben Feldman (Friday the 13th 2009), Edwin Hodge (The Purge), and Perdita Weeks (Prowl). It is directed by John Erick Dowdle (The Poughkeepsie Tapes) with the script co-penned by the fraternal filmmaking team Drew Dowdle and John Eric Dowdle.
If you are unfamiliar with the setup, here is a synopsis: As Above, So Below follows the exploits of a group of archeologists set on uncovering an ancient treasure in the catacombs beneath Paris. The explorers find more than they were looking for when they begin their journey. Demons from their past resurface during the excavation and cause the members of the group to question their own sanity.