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The Exorcist III (1990)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,011,739Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
55% - Rotten
54% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 17th, 1990 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 105 minutes
Franchise: Exorcist
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Keywords: Possessed
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,584 $1,400,513 Sep 7, 1990 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,389 $2,755,797 Aug 31, 1990 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,679 $3,655,692 Aug 24, 1990 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,938 $9,312,219 Aug 17, 1990 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,225 1,288 Aug 17, 1990 3


   Lt. William "Bill" Kinderman
Ed Flanders    Father Dyer
Jason Miller    Patient X
Scott Wilson    Dr. Temple
Nicol Williamson    Father Morning
Brad Dourif    The Gemini Killer
Nancy Fish    Nurse Allerton
George DiCenzo    Stedman
Don Gordon    Ryan
Lee Richardson    University President
Grand L Bush    Sergeant Atkins
Mary Jackson    Mrs Cecelia
Viveca Lindfors    Nurse X
Ken Lerner    Dr Freedman
Tracy Thorne    Nurse Keating
Barbara Baxley    Shirley
Harry Carey, Jr.    Father Kanavan
Zohra Lampert    Mary Kinderman
Sherrie Wills    Julie Kinderman
Edward Lynch    Patient A
Clifford David    Dr Bruno
Alexander Zucherman    Korner Boy
Lois Foraker    Nurse Merrin
Tyra Ferrell    Nurse Blaine
James Burgess    Thomas Kintry
Kevin Corrigan    Altar Boy
Peggy Alston    Mrs. Kintry
John Durkin    Elderly Jesuit
Bobby Deren    Nurse Bierce
Jan Neuberger    Alice
Alexis Chieffet    Counter Attendant
Debra Port    Waitress
Walt MacPherson    Police Sergeant
David Dwyer    Second Police Officer
Danny Epper    Police Driver
William Preston    Old Man in Wheelchair
Chuck Kinlaw    Attendant
Demetrios Pappageorge    Casperelli
Nina Hansen    Little Old Lady
Shane Wexel    First Dream Boy
Ryan Paul Amick    Second Dream Boy
John A. Coe    Old Man in Dream
Jodi Long    First Dream Woman
Kathy Gerber    Second Dream Woman
Samuel L. Jackson    Dream Blind Man
Jan Smook    Radio Man
Amelia Campbell    Young Girl in Dream
Cherie Baron    Nurse
Larry King    Himself
C. Everett Koop    Himself
Patrick Ewing    Angel of Death

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    William Peter Blatty
Producer    Carter Dehaven
Story Creator    William Peter Blatty
Executive Producer    James G. Robinson
Executive Producer    Joe Roth
Director of Photography    Gerry Fisher
Production Designer    Leslie Dilley
Composer    Barry Devorson
Associate Producer    Steve Jaffe
Assistant Director    Richard Abramitis
Second Unit Director    Paul Baxley
Unit Production Manager    Mack Bing
Art Director    Robert Goldstein
Art Director    Henry Shaffer
Set Decorator    Hugh Scaife
Visual Effects Supervisor    Abe Milrad
Costume Designer    Dana Lyman
Costume Supervisor    Lisa Cacavas
Editor    Todd Ramsay
Editor    Peter Lee-Thompson
Sound Mixer    Richard Van Dyke
Re-recording Mixer    Don Cahn
Re-recording Mixer    Artie Torgersen
Re-recording Mixer    Dick Alexander
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard L. Anderson
Sound Editor    W.M. Dembrowski
Sound Editor    Warren Hamilton, Jr.
Sound Editor    Joanne D'Antonio
Sound Editor    James Christopher
Sound Editor    Michael Chock
Sound Editor    Donlee Jorgenson
Music Editor    Jeff Carson
Make up    Paul Stanhope
Hairstylist    Cydney Cornell
Special Make-up Effects    Greg Cannom
Music Producer    Rick Bowen
Casting Director    Sally Dennison
Casting Director    Julie Selzer
Casting Director    Louis DiGiaimo
Casting Director    Lisa Wells
Casting Director    Carol Ness
Casting Director    Dagmar Wittmer
Stunt Coordinator    Paul Baxley

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/08/17 1 $9,312,219   1,288 $7,230   $9,312,219 3
1990/08/24 6 $3,655,692 -61% 1,414 $2,585   $16,634,597 10
1990/08/31 8 $2,755,797 -25% 1,297 $2,125   $20,807,195 17
1990/09/07 10 $1,400,513 -49% 1,106 $1,266   $22,721,231 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/08/17 2 $12,978,905   1,288 $10,077   $12,978,905 7
1990/08/24 6 $5,072,493 -61% 1,414 $3,587   $18,051,398 14
1990/08/31 8 $3,269,320 -36% 1,297 $2,521   $21,320,718 21