One more scary weekend.
Two genre entries started their theatrical runs with a successful weekend at the domestic box office, according to a report on Deadline.
With the animated juggernaut Super Mario Bros Movie leading the way again this weekend, The Pope’s Exorcist and Renfield came in second and fourth, respectively, on the domestic landscape with respectable (if not spectacular) numbers.
The Pope’s Exorcist–starring Oscar winner Russel Crowe–earned $9.2 million from 3,200 theaters in its debut weekend, and the horror-comedy Renfield–starring Nicholas Hoult and Nic Cage–pulled in $7.65 million from 3,400 theaters.
The R-rated The Pope’s Exorcist is based on the real-life, demon-filled exorcisms of Fr. Gabriele Amorth (Crowe). Julius Avery directed the film from a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Renfield–a Universal Pictures film from director Chris McKay and screenwriter Ryan Ridley–stars Hoult as the rebellious lackey of Dracula (Cage). It seems that Renfield no longer wants to do his master’s bidding, and strives to end his co-dependency with the Vampire Lord.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest genre box office results.