A Mediocre Psychological Mystery Is The Biggest Movie On HBO Max

After earning $155 million at the box office on a budget of $9 million, it was inevitable that Adam Robitel’s psychological horror escape room would eventually get a sequel, but last year Tournament of Champions was not as close as its predecessor.

Of course, the pandemic was a huge factor in why revenue plummeted by more than $100 million when the second installment landed in theaters last summer, but that didn’t help either. ‘It decidedly failed to bring a single ounce of fresh innovation to the proceedings, in that you get the sense the filmmakers didn’t even try.

Escape Room Tournament of Champions

The subtitle effectively encapsulates the only interesting approach to standard tropes and pitfalls, in that each of the contestants turns out to have survived a previous game, so this is something akin to an awful all-star special. Imagine a celebrity edition of Annihilatebut with death at the expense of hilarity, and you get a pretty good idea of ​​how things go.

A 50% average score on Rotten Tomatoes isn’t a disaster by franchise horror standards, and Escape Room: Tournament of Champions has certainly proven itself on streaming. According to FlixPatrol, it ranks first among the most-watched titles on HBO Max in 20 countries spread across Latin America and South America.

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