This Super Bowl Weekend the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons went head to head, but two horror movies had a box office showdown as well. Split has been in theaters for three weekends and still has managed to come out on top at the box office, earning 14.6 million. The theater release of Rings was no competition to Split, as Rings brought in 13 million in it’s debut weekend.
Rings was first set to release in theaters in November 2015, and was finally released on it’s 4th release date over the weekend. Not to mention that some people just didn’t care to go see another The Rings Sequel, a film that released in 2002. M. Night Shyamalan’s fresh horror idea for Split influenced many to see Split instead of Rings.
In Rings Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. When Julia finds out her boyfriend has gone missing she finds out that the videotape is at the center of it all. Julia sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend from the 7 day curse and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before.
Check out the trailer below
If you are a fan of the original The Ring or enjoyed the trailer, go check out the sequel Rings in a theater near you.