In its fifth week in theaters around the world, the indie horror Talk to Me of the study A24 and twin brothers from Australia, Danny and Michael Philippoucontinues to show that he has plenty of gasoline in the tank.
Australian production It already exceeds $50 million dollars in the worldwide box office, accumulating at the moment $37.3 million at the domestic box office, and $12.9 million at the international box office, for a global total of $50.3 million.
Its budget was barely $4.5 million dollars, so at the moment it already amounts to ten times more than its investment.
The horror tape has been supported by word of mouth in an extremely positive way. In our market it is called tell me and is distributed by Diamond Films.
- is the second highest-grossing domestic box office film in A24 historyjust behind Hereditary (2018) from Ari Aster ($44 million).
- tell me opened in the US on July 28, exceeding expectations with a $10 million opening of 2,340 theaters, which made it the second best A24 opening in its entire history, only behind Hereditary ($13.6 mdd).
The Philippou twins are best known among horror-loving moviegoers for their YouTube channel where they go by the nickname Rack Rack, which they can boast of having more than 7 million subscribers. They were participating in the set of the horror hit The Babadook (2014), and the connections made in Australian productions led them to make Talk to Me. The film had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Festival, being quickly acquired by A24according to reports, paying a high figure.
Its success has already ensured a second part, since in recent days A24 announced that Talk to Me will have a sequel, Talk 2 Me, which will see the return of the Philippou brothers as directors. Danny Philippou will write the script with Bill Hinzman.
What does seem to be a certainty is that this project is not about the previously mentioned prequel focused on the opening sequence of Talk to Me, which the Philippou brothers hope to release at some point. Said story centers on Duckett, the character played by Sunny Johnson, who is possessed by the supernatural hand in the opening sequence.
The history presents a sinister new game that takes place at a party for a group of teenagers, who, in order to connect with the afterlife, instead of a ouija board they use a hand that they must hold to experience chilling emotions.
The plot follows a group of teenage friends who take communion with the spirits as a party activity. Mia (Wilde) seeks to connect with the supernatural after the death of her mother, but a séance gone wrong has terrifying consequences for the group.
The cast head it Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto (Annabelle: Creation), Alexandra Jensen (Beat), Joe Bird (Rabbit), Zoe Terakes (Wentworth), Otis Dhanji.
Samantha Jennings and Kristina Ceyton produce the feature, with Christopher Seeto co-producing.