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Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey earns $2.5 million at the box office on a budget of just $100,000

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey earns $2.5 million at the box office on a budget of just $100,000

It's managed to drum up loads of viewers since being released just four days ago.

The Winnie the Pooh horror film has dropped in hundreds of cinemas around the world and made a huge splash.

People couldn't believe their eyes and ears when they saw the trailer for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.

Who would have thought such a beloved children's character could be morphed into something so sinister.

However, viewers have lapped up the new look for Pooh and his sidekick Piglet as they terrorise a group of young adults after being abandoned by Christopher Robin.

In the four days since it was released, it's managed to earn $2.5 million at the global box office.

Sure it's not that impressive when you compare it to the likes of Avatar and Avengers: Endgame.

However, what's incredible is that the movie was made on a $100,000 budget, so the filmmakers have definitely seen a decent return on investment here.

The movie will likely stay in cinemas for another few weeks, so who knows how much more it will make.

Currently, the biggest success in horror at the box office is widely considered to be Paranormal Activity, which turned in $193 million against a budget of only $15,000.

Also, that went on to become a franchise worth more than $1 billion.

However, the man behind this gruesome look at Pooh bear says it hasn't been smooth sailing getting this project off the ground.

British director Rhys Frake-Waterfield told AFP: “Look, this is mental, I've had petitions to stop it. I've had death threats. I've had people saying they called the police.”

Frake-Waterfield says he's started seeing some big interest around the world since finishing Blood and Honey.

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He explained: “One person literally yesterday was like, 'Do you want a million to make a film? Just tell me the concept and we will just go ahead with it,’

"That's really hard to get. It's hard to get funding for any film, but people are starting to really try and engage."

He has his eyes set on a bunch of horror films based on classic characters.

He told Collider: "I've really been excited by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lately because I think the story has a very kind of horrifying undertone anyway because it's these half-human, half-turtles who live in the sewer who have a rat king who they follow, and then they come out of the sewer with weapons.

"It all just starts to link together to me. So I'd love to do that. I'd love to have them like down an alleyway cutting people up, feeding them to their rat king on pizza or something.

"I hope I can get the copyrights to that, but I don't know if I can.”

He then added: "I want to do Teletubbies, too!"

Lordy, that would be wild, to say the least.

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Topics: TV and Film