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Blumhouse Productions

Blumhouse Productions
Private
Industry
Founder Jason Blum
Headquarters U.S.
Website .comblumhouse

Blumhouse Productions is an American horror movie production company, founded in 2000 by Jason Blum.[1] Blumhouse produces micro- and low-budget horror movies, such as the Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, and Sinister franchises.[2] In 2014, Blumhouse produced the Academy Award–nominated drama film Whiplash, for which Blum was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.[3] The company currently has a 10-year first-look deal with the studio Universal Pictures.

Overview

According to various stories, the company's model is to produce movies independently and release them wide through the studio system.[4] Blumhouse has a first-look deal with Universal Pictures.[5] Blumhouse's highly profitable credits began with Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000. The film was released by Paramount Pictures and grossed over $193 million worldwide.[6] Blumhouse produced the Paranormal sequels, Insidious, which grossed over $99 million worldwide on a budget of $1.5 million,[7] and Sinister, which grossed over $82 million worldwide from a budget of $3 million.[2]

Blumhouse has worked with directors such as Scott Derrickson, James DeMonaco, Oren Peli, Scott Stewart and James Wan. Blumhouse's films include its first for Universal Pictures – The Purge starring Ethan Hawke – which debuted on June 7, 2013,[8] Insidious: Chapter 2, released on September 13, 2013[9] and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, released on January 3, 2014.[10] Films the company produced in 2014 include Stretch, which was released on October 7, The Purge: Anarchy, which opened on July 18, Jessabelle for Lionsgate Entertainment, which was released on November 7,[11] and Whiplash, which was released on October 10, 2014. Blumhouse also produced The Boy Next Door, which was released on January 23, 2015.

On the television side, Blumhouse has a first look deal with Lionsgate, and the company produced the short-lived series Stranded for SyFy and executive produced The River for ABC.[12][13] For Halloween 2012, Blumhouse opened the Blumhouse of Horrors, an interactive haunted house experience in Downtown Los Angeles.[14]

In 2014, Blumhouse established BH Tilt, dedicated to generating movies from Blumhouse and other filmmakers for multi-platform release.[15]

Films

Year Film Genre Budget Gross Rotten
Tomatoes
2009 Paranormal Activity Horror $15,000 $193.4 million 83%
2010 Paranormal Activity 2 Horror $3 million $177.5 million 58%
2011 Insidious Horror $1.5 million $99.5 million 66%
2011 Paranormal Activity 3 Horror $5 million $207 million 68%
2012 The Babymakers Comedy $475,511 8%
2012 Sinister Horror $3 million $82 million 62%
2012 Paranormal Activity 4 Horror $5 million $142.8 million 24%
2012 The Bay Horror $2 million $1.6 million 77%
2013 Dark Skies Horror $3.5 million $27.9 million 40%
2013 The Lords of Salem Horror $1.5 million $1.5 million 45%
2013 The Purge Horror $3 million $89.3 million 38%
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 Horror $5 million $161.9 million 38%
2013 Plush Thriller $2 million $28,864 29%
2014 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Horror $5 million $90.9 million 37%
2014 Best Night Ever Comedy $289,511 0%
2014 Oculus Horror $5 million $44.1 million 73%
2014 13 Sins Horror $4 million $794,767 62%
2014 The Normal Heart Drama 94%
2014 The Purge: Anarchy Action $9 million $110.6 million 56%
2014 Mockingbird Horror
2014 Mercy Horror
2014 Stretch Comedy $5 million 83%
2014 Not Safe for Work Thriller $2.5 million
2014 Whiplash Drama $3.3 million $33.4 million 94%
2014 The Town That Dreaded Sundown Horror 69%
2014 Ouija Horror $5 million $102.5 million 7%
2014 Jessabelle Horror $7 million 23%
2015 The Boy Next Door Thriller $4 million $50.2 million 10%
2015 The Lazarus Effect Horror $3.3 million $64.1 million 14%
2015 Unfriended Horror $1 million $62.9 million 61%
2015 Area 51 Horror $5 million $7,556 20%
2015 Insidious: Chapter 3 Horror $10 million $109.5 million 60%
2015 Creep Horror 95%
2015 The Gallows Horror $100,000 $38.2 million 16%
2015 The Gift Thriller $5 million $59 million 93%
2015 Sinister 2 Horror $10 million $48.3 million 13%
2015 The Visit Horror $5 million $90.6 million 63%
2015 The Green Inferno Horror $5 million $8.5 million 37%
2015 Jem and the Holograms Musical $5 million $2 million 20%
2015 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Horror $10 million $51.9 million 11%

TV Series

Year Show Genre
2012 The River Horror
2013 Stranded Reality
2014 Ascension Sci-Fi
2015 Eye Candy Thriller
2015 Hellevator Horror
2015 South of Hell Horror

Documentaries

Year Documentary
2015 The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
2015 How to Dance in Ohio

Books

Year Books Genre
2015 Horror

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