This Friday the 13th, there are no major horror movies opening in theaters, as family sequel “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” and Dwayne Johnson’s action film “Skyscraper” will face-off at the box office. This is the first time that a horror movie hasn’t opened on a Friday the 13th since 2015 – which had 3 Friday the 13ths (February, March and November) – but NO horror movies opened on any of those days.
Here’s how the Friday the 13th horror movies have fared since (according to Box Office Mojo .com):
May 13, 2016: “The Darkness”
Opening Day: $2.1M
Opening Weekend: $5M
January 13, 2017: “The Bye Bye Man”
Opening Day: $5.4M
Opening Weekend: $13.5M
October 13, 2017: “Happy Death Day”
Opening Day: $11.7M
Opening Weekend: $26M
April 13, 2018: “Truth or Dare?”
Opening Day: $8.3M
Opening Weekend: $18.7M
The next Friday the 13th isn’t for 14 months – until September 2019 (with the animated “Spies in Disguise” and a Richard Cutis comedy), followed by another one that December (currently occupied by the “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” sequel and… a Blumhouse horror movie).