The producer's low-risk, high-return horror movies sync well with studio's plan to bring its classic creatures back as tentpoles
New pact with low-budget horror king Jason Blum's company includes partnerships for network and cable TV
Disney's animated "Planes 2" also opens on a crowded and very competitive weekend
eOne Television will handle worldwide distribution for the series
The next installment in the"Insidious" franchise will be written and directed by Leigh Whannell
It's the company that keeps on giving
Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell co-star in the haunted house thriller
Rob Cohen is directing the steamy thriller for Blumhouse and Smart Entertainment
Brad Peyton ("Journey 2: The Mysterious Island") will direct the low-budget film from a script by Ronnie Christensen
Box office: Tentpole-obsessed Hollywood could learn a lot from the low-cost model of horror films
News comes after $40M+ opening weekend for "Insidious: Chapter 2"
All hail James Wan!
Additionally, the cable network has ordered family drama "Finding Carter" from "Bones" story editor Emily Silver
Mike Flanagan directed the film, which stars Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites and Katee Sackhoff
The mini-budget horror sequel is projected to top $30 million and easily beat other wide opener, Relativity's mob comedy "The Family"
The period between blockbusters and awards hopefuls has been typically tepid
Rob Cohen is in talks to direct the low-budget movie, which is being produced by Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity")
Gillian Flynn has written three novels primed for the big screen
Mark Tonderai ("The House at the End of the Street") is directing from a script by Barbara Marshall
The director of "Saw" and "Insidious" made a classic studio horror film, "The Conjuring," but that only cost a small fraction compared to what's next...
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After costly flops like "The Wolfman," "Cowboys & Aliens" and "Battleship," the studio has released seven movies in a row that topped the box office...
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Universal and Blumhouse's low-budget action-comedy stars Patrick Wilson and Chris Pine
Studio reteams with Jason Blum on Joe Carnahan-directed action comedy starring Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine and Brooklyn Decker
The low-budget action comedy stars Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine and Ed Helms
Jason Blum is producing the movie, which stars Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde
It remains unclear whether writer-director James DeMonaco will return for the next installment
Analysis: There are reasons the box-office breakout of the Universal thriller won't be easily imitated