M. Night Shyamalan has proven yet again why he is one of the most beloved filmmakers in the industry. His latest project Knock at the Cabin has topped the domestic box office last weekend, defeating longtime winner Avatar: The Way of Water and the Split director is celebrating the victory.
According to CBR, Knock at the Cabin grossed $14.2 million over the weekend, which might not seem like a lot by Hollywood standards. Still, it was enough to win the domestic weekend box office and the new M. Night Shyamalan film succeeded in dethroning Avatar 2, which has been on the top spot for seven weeks straight.
Not surprisingly, M. Night Shyamalan is delighted by his movie's box office success. Taking to his official Twitter account, the Sixth Sense director thanked fans who headed for the theaters last weekend. In addition to that, he made sure to praise James Cameron as well.
"Thank you to all who made @KnockAtTheCabin the number one film this weekend! I am pinching myself that this is the seventh time this has happened to me. This is the fourth in a row with @UniversalPics. Much love to James Cameron, he’s a hero to me. Glad to be in theaters with you," Shyamalan wrote.
It's great to see that Shyamalan remains humble despite the success and we're loving how he still paid tribute to James Cameron. Needless to say, Knock at the Cabin is well on its way to becoming a horror classic.
Knock at the Cabin follows a family of three who are vacationing at a remote cabin. However, the peace is suddenly interrupted when the two men and their child are held hostage by four strangers with a strange demand: They must sacrifice a member of their family to prevent the apocalypse.