Devilishly good start.
The Exorcist: Believer–the first in a planned trilogy of sequels to the 1973 classic–was scary good during Thursday’s domestic previews, raking in almost $3, according to a report on Deadline.
The new horror pic took in a cool $2.85 million from 3,000 theaters–heading towards a potential $20 million to $30 million for the upcoming weekend–despite earning a mere 20 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Blumhouse feature–directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Teems, Danny McBride and Peter Sattler–is set several decades after the original movie,
In the film, Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom Jr.) is raising his daughter Angela (Lidya Jewett) alone after his wife’s death. However, their lives take a turn for the macabre when Angel and her friend Katherine (Olivia Marcum) become lost in the woods.
The two friends return three days later–remembering nothing of their experience–and that’s when Fielding becomes embroiled in a series of events that force him to “confront evil–and to find the one person who has seen something like this before: Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn reprising her iconic role).”
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