The famous axe from ‘The Shining’ horror film is now in the hands of someone else (thankfully) … cause it just sold for $175K!
Dylan Kosinski, reps for GottaHaveRockandRoll auction house, tells TMZ … a successful businessman, who’s a big fan of the movie, snagged the axe after winning a bidding war among 12 prospective buyers.
We’re told the total price tag was $175K, after adding in a $35K buyer’s premium. The axe is made out of foam and resin, so it’s lightweight … it’s been up for sale in the past, going for $61K.
As we’ve told you, this piece of memorabilia was used throughout the Stanley Kubrick horror movie … especially toward the end. It’s the same axe used when Jack Nicholson‘s character uses it to break through a wooden door … before he says his famous line, “Here’s Johnny!!!”
The Kubrick film, based on the Stephen King novel, also features the axe in several other scenes … including the moment Jack kills Scatman Crothers‘ character, Dick Hallorann, and strikes him in the chest with it.