Gallows, The: Found Footage Thriller

The animation Minions was such a success that it crashed two newcomers, Self/Less and The Gallows.

The Gallows

Warner release picked up $10 million, across 2,720 locations. The thriller, whose story is based on found footage, cost less than $2 million to make.

Entertainment 360 and Blumhouse Productions backed the picture about a high school play gone wrong.

The modestly priced film was an important showcase for writers and directors Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing.

“We’re cultivating young filmmakers and giving them a chance to grow and prosper,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner distribution exec vice president. “These are really sharp guys who have a long career in front of them.”