Box Office: ‘Crawl’ Scares Up $1M in Previews; ‘Stuber’ Earns $750K

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Paramount’s Crawl chomped off $1 million in Thursday night previews as it began its box office invasion.

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Directed by Alexandre Aja, Crawl is a disaster thriller about a father (Barry Pepper) and daughter (Kaya Scodelario) who are pursued by an army of alligators when trapped inside their home during a Category 5 hurricane.

Prerelease tracking predicts a debut in the $7 million-$10 million range, but Crawl could see a boost from better-than-expected reviews.

 

Director Michael Dowse’s Stuber started off its box office run with $750K in Thursday previews. From 20th Century Fox, the ’80s-style action comedy is the first R-rated title released by Disney since The Fifth Estate in 2013. Disney inherited the film when acquiring the Fox film empire in March.

 

Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista star as mismatched heroes in the violence-laced pic, which follows an Uber driver who unwillingly becomes part of a police officer’s arrest operation.

Stuber is tracking to open in the $10 million range domestically.

 

Crawl‘s current score on Rotten Tomatoes is 88 percent; Stuber sits at a disappointing 45 percent.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Paramount Pictures
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