Celebrating a financial victory, A Haunting in Venice eventually hits a noteworthy earning milestone, despite a muted initial reception at the box office. This Kenneth Branagh-directed flick, a fresh addition to his Agatha Christie adaptation repertoire, pocketed $2.7 million on American soil and an extra $4.4 million from international cinephiles on its fourth weekend.
With a current domestic cash influx of $35 million and its $65 million international earnings, the film boasts a global revenue crossing the $100 million threshold. This accomplishment is not just a solo win. Still, it marks a trifecta for Branagh’s Christie-inspired cinematic tales, each contributing to the revitalized public fascination with silver-screen mysteries, a wave also ridden by the likes of Rian Johnson and Adam Sandler with their respective mystery comedies.
Diverging from its preceding counterparts, A Haunting in Venice opted for a divergent artistic approach and narrative style, drawing inspiration from one of Christie’s more obscure works. While the earlier films in the series, Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile, bathed in the limelight with their opulent production style and an ensemble of high-profile actors, this latest instalment introduces an air of horror, navigating away from the traditional period drama aesthetics and unfolding its tale with a thrifty $60 million budget.
Despite these changes, the film didn’t compromise on critical acclaim, fetching a favourable 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, outpacing the approval ratings of its series predecessors. Talents like Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarcio, and Michelle Yeoh share the screen with Branagh.
For those with an appetite for an intriguing concoction of horror and mystery, A Haunting in Venice awaits in theatres. Stay in the loop for more details!