Quarantine movie synopsis: On the early morning of March 11, 2008, a television reporter named Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman, Scott Percival (Steve Harris), are assigned to follow two firemen on their night shift. They are given a brief tour of the fire department, but an emergency call from an apartment building sends the crew out to investigate. When they arrive, the caller says that he and the other residents heard screams from an old woman who has locked herself in her apartment. The firemen, police officers and camera crew go to the apartment, only to be attacked by the old woman, who becomes extremely aggressive and bites one of the policemen.
The residents begin to panic as the CDC quarantines the building. Meanwhile, Angela interviews a little girl named Briana (Joey King) who lives in the building. Briana is ill, and says that her dog is at the vet because he appeared to be sick as well. A health inspector wearing a hazmat suit arrives and attempts to treat the injured people who were bitten, but they suddenly become fiercely violent.The film is a remake of the Spanish horror film REC and is almost an entire shot-for-shot remake with a few exceptions such as added scenes and dialogue.
Box Office: On its opening day, the film grossed $5,379,867, ranking #1 in the box office. The film opened at #2, behind the second weekend of Beverly Hills Chihuahua, earning $14,211,321 in its opening weekend. Its total gross is $41,319,906 worldwide.