'House at the End of the Street' Booms at the Box Office
By Diadem Pambid | September 24, 2012 2:10 PM EST
"Hunger Games" fans might have to wait until November 2013 to see Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, back in action.
However, for fans of Lawrence who want to see her in a whole new light well then the thriller film, "House at the End of the Street" has already hit theaters and it is booming at the box office.
"House at the End of the Street" was originally slated to be released before "The Hunger Games" film. However, producers of the film sensed Lawrence's success at the "Games" that they released it a few months after to reap the awesome benefits.
The film plot is as follows: "Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Oscar®-nominee Elisabeth Shue; Leaving Las Vegas, Piranha 3D) and her daughter Elissa (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Lawrence; X-Men: First Class, Winter's Bone) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret.
Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared - leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot, My Soul to Take), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah's wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan - and the closer they get, the deeper they're all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined."
It was definitely a great move because the film had made a whopping $13 million. The amount is equal to Jake Gyllenhaal's latest film release, "End of Watch." Box Office Mojo reports that "House at the End" managed to top the old "House" horror films namely "Dream House" at $8.1 million and "Silent House" at $6.7 million.
However, Lawrence's film wasn't enough to beat the likes of "Last House on the Left" at $14.1 million. The film ranked a "B" at CinemaScore which is enough to say the film managed to pull through a few good ratings. Yet, Jennifer's immense action skills and acting weren't enough to convince movie critics online who have claimed the film lacked an intelligent script dubbing the film as a lame film not worthy of the entire wait.
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