For the second weekend in a row, Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe has won the US box office, raking in $15.7 million, making its 10-day domestic earnings $54.8 million — not too shabby for a film that cost less than $10 million to make.
A testament to Alvarez’s glorious imagination and audiences’ desire for original, quality stories, the success of Don’t Breathe is a nice win for small films after a franchise-heavy year.
The film follows three young thieves who plan to rob a blind man of a small fortune, thinking it’ll be an easy job. But they didn’t count on their victim being savvy, strong and dangerous.
Ditching the blood and supernatural elements of his previous collaboration with Jane Levy with Evil Dead, Alvarez looks to have created something equally terrifying. Check out the trailer below and, if you haven’t already, go see this film.