In a surprising turn of events, the horror movie “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” has taken the box office by storm. According to reports, the movie grossed an estimated $679,000 over the three-day weekend, from 445 locations, bringing the estimated total domestic gross through Sunday to $1.52 million. The film cost less than $100,000 to produce
The movie, which features Winnie the Pooh and his friends in a violent and gory setting, has been making waves since its trailer went viral a few months ago. The unexpected success of the movie has left many in the industry surprised, especially since it was released quietly in theaters in Mexico and had a micro budget.
“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” is produced by Jagged Edge Productions Ltd and ITN Studios and stars Craig David Dowsett as Winnie and Chris Cordell as Piglet . The film’s release was made possible due to the fact that the characters of Pooh and Piglet entered the public domain in 2022, as per US copyright law.
The success of “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” highlights the power of a viral marketing campaign and the potential of low-budget movies. It will be interesting to see how the movie fares in the coming weeks, both domestically and internationally.