‘Exorcist’, ‘Saw’ Sequels Scare Up More Box Office Bucks

by Thomas Tuna

Swifties were shocking this weekend.

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour feature may have dominated the domestic box office in its debut weekend, but two recent horror entries certainly held their own, according to a report on Deadline.

The Exorcist: Believer–the first sequel to the 1973 horror classic–came in second to Swift’s juggernaut, earning $11 million in its second weekend–bringing its domestic total to nearly $49 million.

The Blumhouse film–set several decades after the original–is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Teems, Danny McBride and Peter Sattler. Leslie Odom Jr., Lidya Jewett, Olivia Marcum and the returning Ellen Burstyn star in the new possession thriller.

Also, Saw X–the tenth installment in the iconic franchise–performed well in its third week–earning nearly $6 million, bringing its domestic total to more than $41 million.

This horror feature–directed by Kevin Greutert from a screenplay by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger–finds John Kramer (Tobin Bell reprising his most famous role) up his old–and some new–terrifying tricks.

The rest of the cast includes Shawnee Smith, Renata Vaca, Paulette Hernandez, Joshua Okamoto, Octavio Hinojosa, Synnove Macody Lund, Steven Brand and Michael Beach.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on The Exorcist: Believer and Saw X.


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