We previously reported that It Follows (read our rave review here) was expanding to a nationwide theatrical release and based on the strength of its 1,200 screen expansion, it is headed to even more theaters. It’s still not a full scale 3,000 screen release at this point but it’s definitely coming to a theater near you. Radius-TWC has announced that the film will be expanding to 1,655 screens this weekend. And if the film continues to perform as it has been, it may expand again next week.
It Follows opened Friday March, 13th in very limited release and earned $160,089 at just four locations with a per theater average of $40,022. The film returned the best limited opening for a horror picture since since Paranormal Activity. As of March 29, the film has made a grand total of $4,545,515.
It Follows was written and directed by David Robert Mitchell and stars Maika Monroe (The Guest) in the lead role.
“Monroe plays 19-year-old Jay, who, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions. She can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.”
Unlike most horror releases as of late, It Follows will not see a simultaneous VOD release but Radius-TWC has announced that the film will be granted a VOD release later this year.