Focus Features and Amblin's Halloween offering Come Play filled its trick-or-treat bag with $3.2 million in domestic grosses, easily enough to top another hollow weekend at the box office amid the ongoing pandemic.
Opening in 2,183 theaters, the horror-thriller came in ahead of expectations and jumped 18 percent from Friday to Saturday (Halloween), according to Hollywood Reporter.
Watch the trailer of "Come Play" here
Coming in at No. 2 is Honest Thief with $1.4 million, followed by The War with Grandpa at No. 3 with $1.1 million, Tenet at No. 4 with $885,000 and The Empty Man at No. 5 with $561,000.
Rounding out the top tier are Hocus Pocus at No. 6 with $456,000, The Nightmare Before Christmas at No. 7 with $386,000, Monsters Inc. at No. 8 with $232,000, Spell at No. 9 with $210,000 and The New Mutants at No. 10 with $145,000.
Jacob Chase's directorial debut stars Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr. The project 'Come Play' began as a short film which was optioned, developed and financed by Amblin into a feature in close association with Chase and producers
Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona under their Picture Company banner. The budget was a reported $9 million.