The Rite Possesses The US Box Office

The Rite Possesses The US Box Office

Given that it earned $15 million on its first weekend, it’s not really accurate to say that US audiences flocked to priestly exorcism horror drama The Rite. But enough people turned out to watch Anthony Hopkins go OTT vs demons that the movie made it to the top of the box office across the last three days.

Casual sex comedy No Strings Attached fell to second place with $13.6 million (only a 30.5% drop, which director Ivan Reitman will likely be pleased about), but Jason Statham’s latest bullet/bomb/fist fest, The Mechanic, could only wrangle up a third place launch, taking $11.5 million. That’s pretty much identical to the fourth week haul ofThe Green Hornet, which fell from second place. Read More...

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