Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie Just Passed $100 Million at the Worldwide Box Office

It’s now been well over a month since the summer premiere of Disney’s new Haunted Mansion movie in theaters, which opened to just $24 million domestically back in late July.

How has the movie been performing in the weeks since, you might be wondering?

As we inch closer to the Halloween season, Haunted Mansion has now managed to scare up $100 million worldwide, with $64 million of that total made here in the United States.

Unfortunately, the problem with Haunted Mansion is that Disney spent more than $100 million on the film’s production budget alone – and that’s not counting a big marketing spend.

According to Wikipedia, the film’s reported production budget was around $150 million, which means Haunted Mansion will definitely not be profitable in theaters.

Disney is likely hoping the film will drive Disney+ subscribers this Halloween season, but at this time we haven’t yet been provided with an at-home premiere date for the film.

Director Justin Simien’s live action adaptation of the popular theme park attraction is Disney’s second crack at the property, with Eddie Murphy starring in the previous adaptation back in 2003. That film was made on a production budget of $90 million (unadjusted for inflation), and it ended up making $182 million (unadjusted for inflation) worldwide.

Meagan wrote in her review of the new Haunted Mansion for BD, “Justin Simien and [writer] Katie Dippold joyfully recreate the feeling of hopping on a Doom Buggy, whisking audiences on a nonstop tour of supernatural whimsy, macabre humor, and heart.”

LaKeith StanfieldTiffany HaddishOwen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, and Danny DeVito star, with Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota and Jared Leto as the Hatbox Ghost.

“In this mysterious adventure, a doctor (Dawson) and her 9-year-old son (Chase Dillon), looking to start a new life, move into a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans, only to discover that the place is much more than they bargained for. Desperate for help, they contact a priest (Wilson), who, in turn, enlists the aid of a widowed scientist-turned failed-paranormal expert (Stanfield), a French Quarter psychic (Haddish) and a crotchety historian (DeVito).”

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