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Blumhouse Productions is an American film and television production company, founded by Jason Blum. Blumhouse produces micro and low-budget horror movies, such as the Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, Sinister and Ouija franchises. In 2014, Blumhouse produced the Academy Award–nominated drama film Whiplash, for which Blum was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The company currently has a 10-year first-look deal with the studio Universal Pictures.
According to various stories, the company's model is to produce movies independently and release them wide through the studio system. Blumhouse has a first-look deal with Universal Pictures. Blumhouse's highly profitable credits began in 2009 with Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000. The film was released by Paramount Pictures and grossed over $193 million worldwide. Blumhouse produced the Paranormal sequels, Insidious, which grossed over $97 million worldwide on a budget of $1.5 million, and Sinister, which grossed over $77 million worldwide from a budget of $3 million.
Blumhouse has worked with directors such as James Wan, Mike Flanagan, James DeMonaco, M. Night Shyamalan and Scott Derrickson. Blumhouse's films include its first for Universal Pictures – The Purge starring Ethan Hawke – which debuted on June 7, 2013, Insidious: Chapter 2, released on September 13, 2013 and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, released on January 3, 2014. 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, 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. For Halloween 2012, Blumhouse opened the Blumhouse of Horrors, an interactive haunted house experience in Downtown Los Angeles.
On September 9, 2014 Blumhouse established BH Tilt, dedicated to generating movies from Blumhouse and other filmmakers for multi-platform release. The first release from BH Tilt was Eli Roth's The Green Inferno which was released on September 25, 2015. The second release from BH Tilt is Greg McLean's The Darkness which was released on May 13, 2016. The third release from BH Tilt is Brad Peyton's Incarnate which will be released on December 2, 2016. The fourth release from BH Tilt is Dallas Jenkin's The Resurrection of Gavin Stone which will be released January 20, 2017. The fifth release from BH Tilt is Greg McLean's The Belko Experiment which will be released March 17, 2017. The sixth release from BH Tilt is J.D. Dillard's Sleight which will be released on April 7, 2017. The seventh release from BH Tilt is Ricardo de Montreuil's Lowriders which will be released on May 12, 2017.
On November 11, 2014 Blumhouse launches Blumhouse Books, dedicated of having filmmakers and authors create original horror and thriller novels. The first couple releases are The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City (2015), The Apartment (2016) and Feral (2017).
On May 23, 2016 it was announced that Blumhouse, Miramax and Trancas would be developing a new Halloween film which they will co-finance. John Carpenter is set to produce the project and act as creative consultant. John Carpenter stated, "Thirty-eight years after the original Halloween, I'm going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all."
|2006||Griffin & Phoenix||Drama||$500,000||$1.4 million||N/A|
|2007||The Darwin Awards||Comedy||N/A||$309,408||25%|
|2009||Paranormal Activity||Horror||$15,000||$193.4 million||83%|
|The Accidental Husband||Drama||N/A||$22.7 million||6%|
|2010||Tooth Fairy||Comedy||$48 million||$112.5 million||18%|
|Paranormal Activity 2||Horror||$3 million||$177.5 million||58%|
|2011||Insidious||$1.5 million||$97 million||66%|
|Paranormal Activity 3||$5 million||$207 million||68%|
|Sinister||Horror||$3 million||$77.7 million||63%|
|Paranormal Activity 4||$5 million||$142.8 million||24%|
|The Bay||$2 million||$1.6 million||77%|
|2013||Dark Skies||$3.5 million||$26.4 million||41%|
|The Lords of Salem||$1.5 million||$1.5 million||44%|
|The Purge||$3 million||$89.3 million||37%|
|Insidious: Chapter 2||$5 million||$161.9 million||39%|
|Best Night Ever||Comedy||N/A||$289,511||0%|
|2014||Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones||Horror||$5 million||$90.9 million||39%|
|13 Sins||$4 million||$826,252||63%|
|Not Safe for Work||Thriller||$2.5 million||N/A||N/A|
|The Purge: Anarchy||Horror||$9 million||$111.9 million||56%|
|Whiplash||Drama||$3.3 million||$49 million||94%|
|The Town That Dreaded Sundown||Horror||N/A||N/A||70%|
|Ouija||$5 million||$103.6 million||7%|
|2015||The Boy Next Door||Thriller||$4 million||$52.4 million||10%|
|The Lazarus Effect||Horror||$3.3 million||$38.4 million||14%|
|Unfriended||$1 million||$64.1 million||62%|
|Area 51||$5 million||$7,556||20%|
|Insidious: Chapter 3||$10 million||$113 million||58%|
|The Gallows||$100,000||$43 million||16%|
|The Gift||Thriller||$5 million||$59 million||93%|
|Sinister 2||Horror||$10 million||$52.9 million||13%|
|The Visit||$5 million||$98.5 million||64%|
|The Green Inferno||$12.7 million||34%|
|Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension||$10 million||$78.1 million||13%|
|Jem and the Holograms||Drama||$5 million||$2.3 million||18%|
|The Veil||$4 million||N/A||N/A|
|The Darkness||$4 million||$10.9 million||4%|
|The Purge: Election Year||$10 million||$118.4 million||55%|
|In a Valley of Violence||Western||N/A||$61,797||76%|
|Ouija: Origin of Evil||Horror||$9 million||$80.7 million||82%|
|The Resurrection of Gavin Stone||Comedy|
|The Belko Experiment|
|Insidious: Chapter 4||Horror|
|TBA||The Keeping Hours|
|Amityville: The Awakening|
|2015||Fifteen: Periscope Movie||Horror|
|2007||The Fever||Drama||TV movie|
|2012||The River||Horror||TV series|
|2014||The Normal Heart||Drama||TV movie|
|2015||Eye Candy||Thriller||TV series|
|South of Hell||TV series|
|2016||Judgment Day: Prison or Parole?||Reality||TV series|
|12 Deadly Days||Web series|
|2017||Sharp Objects||Thriller||TV series|
|The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst|
|How to Dance in Ohio|
|2016||Alive and Kicking|
|2015||The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City.||Horror|
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