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'Freaky' hits No. 1 at the weekend box office, marking big wins for Universal, Blumhouse
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Universal and Blumhouse’s body-swapping horror-comedy “Freaky” topped the box office over the weekend, marking an impressive winning streak for the studios amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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The film stars Vince Vaughn as a serial killer who inadvertently swaps bodies with a young high school girl. When the duo discovers what’s happened to them, he sets off on a psychopathic killing spree designed to frame the girl inhabiting his old body for his crimes.
According to Deadline, “Freaky” notched $1.4 million on Saturday, putting it on track to earn an estimated $4 million in its opening weekend (which includes Thursday night previews). The outlet notes that Universal is one of the only major studios putting out consistent content throughout the pandemic. In fact, “Freaky” gives the studio its third week straight at No. 1 between "Freaky," “Come Play," and “Let Him Go.”
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