Violent Night is expected to gross over $20 million at international box offices.
More than 3,600 domestic theatres and 72 foreign markets are showing the movie.
The film stars David Harbour as a Viking-influenced Santa Claus.
The action comedy Violent Night from Universal, which has received favourable reviews from both critics and the general public, is expected to gross over $20 million at international box offices in its first weekend. More than 3,600 domestic theatres and 72 foreign markets are showing the movie.
Violent Night is anticipated to reach $20.3 million in its first three days of release with an estimated $13.3 million from domestic markets and another $7 million from international markets.
That’s a respectable performance for a movie that reportedly cost $20 million to make, minus marketing expenses.
Violent Night, starring David Harbour as a Santa Claus with Viking influences, was helmed by Tommy Wirkola.
Prior to its release on digital, the movie received a strong B+ CinemaScore from viewers on opening day, which is encouraging for its chances during the holiday season (presumably later this month).
According to Marco Vito Oddo, who praised the movie’s darkly comedic tone and inventive set pieces, “Violent Night is still a solid holiday flick with the potential to spawn a new franchise, despite an uneven rhythm caused by its mix of ultraviolence and sentimental Christmas messages.”
The mercenaries’ leader Scrooge is played by John Leguizamo (John Wick); Jason Lightstone is played by Alex Hassell (Cowboy Bebop); Linda, Jason’s estranged wife, is played by Alexis Louder (The Tomorrow War); and Trudy, their daughter, is played by Leah Brady (The Umbrella Academy).
Trudy develops an emotional connection with Santa and helps him out greatly as he tries to get rid of the intru Alva Lightstone is portrayed by Edi Patterson from “The Righteous Gemstones,” Morgan Lightstone by Cam Gigandet from “Without Remorse,” and Gertrude, the ruthless matriarch of the Lightstone family, is portrayed by Beverly D’Angelo from “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”
Pat Casey and Josh Miller, who also wrote for Sonic the Hedgehog, are the authors of Violent Night. The horror-comedy movies Dead Snow and its follow-up, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, are among the best known works of Norwegian director Wirkola.
With Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which defied negative reviews to earn more than $225 million at the box office worldwide, he made his Hollywood debut.
You can read the official plot summary for the movie below,
The mercenaries are unprepared for a surprise opponent when they break into the wealthy Lightstone family compound on Christmas Eve and take everyone inside hostage: Santa Claus is on the premises and is about to demonstrate why this Nick isn’t a saint (David Harbour, Black Widow, Stranger Things series).
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