Smile held its premiere during opening night at Fantastic Fest in 2023.
Given the resounding success of “Smile,” Paramount wasted no time capitalizing on its triumph. The studio has officially announced a sequel to the beloved film, setting a release date of October 18, 2024. Paramount Studios’ strategic decision to move “Smile” from its initial Paramount+ release plan to a theatrical debut proved a game-changer. It reaped astounding rewards at the box office with a staggering $217 million at the box office. The film only had a $17 million budget. Fans of the original are eagerly anticipating the continuation of the gripping story that ended on a cliffhanger.
Paramount wasted no time capitalizing on its triumph. This shift in release strategy demonstrated the enduring power of the big screen and solidified “Smile” as a cultural sensation. Audiences flocked to theaters, eager to immerse themselves in the terrifying world created by Parker Finn. Read our Movie Review.
In Smile, after witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.