Sluggish Box Office Delivery …
After $400M Funding
10/7/2023 12:42 PM PT
The fresh ‘Exorcist’ movie is no longer at all times without a doubt raking in as grand dough as its guardian studio would esteem — which is never at all times without a doubt monumental files obsessive about virtually half of a thousand million dollars used to be spent to regain it going.
Here is the deal … the major-day box place of work numbers for David Gordon Green‘s ‘Exorcist: Believer’ are in — and so they’re underwhelming to deliver the least … most titillating $11.9 million from Friday’s haul, which involves about $2.8 million in Thursday previews.
At this toddle, the projection for the 3-day weekend is ready $28 million domestically … which is lower than what the initial estimates had this horror flick making, about $30-$35 million.
Perceive that, when the Taylor Swift movie comes out subsequent week … it be virtually particular to wipe ‘Exorcist: Believer’ completely off the scheme — so, monumental image, this most up-to-date installment/reboot would no longer appear to be on be conscious for major good points … and that is troubling for Universal.
The rationale … the studio spent a fortune to realize the rights to the ‘Exorcist’ franchise — upwards of $400 million — and so they’re planning on cranking out 2 more sequels after this. Irrespective of heart-broken opinions and an underwhelming box place of work, that you need to well well perchance wager they’re gonna chug correct alongside and crap these out within the following few years — they spent manner too grand $$$ now no longer to.
Including insult to ruin, this fresh requel is getting panned by critics. It be purchased a 23% RT rating.