Unexpected Blockbusters: The Biggest Box Office Surprises
A Haunted House
Tween vampire dramas and Michael Bay's special effects extravaganzas may be sure bets at the box office, but once in a while a film comes along that confounds analysts and studio heads.
Our list of box office surprises starts with A Haunted House, Marlon Wayans' parody homage to "found footage" horror films. The independently financed comedy scored an $18.8 million opening weekend earlier this month, knocking prestige piece Gangster Squad to third place.