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The Exorcist (1973)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $202,347,346Details
International Box Office $197,867,132Details
Worldwide Box Office $400,214,478
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 26th, 1973 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
September 22nd, 2000 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
September 30th, 2010 (Special Engagement) by Warner Bros., released as The Exorcist Extended Director's Cut
Video Release: July 15th, 1992 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong language and disturbing images
Running Time: 121 minutes
Franchise: Exorcist
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Keywords: Possessed, Religious, Skeptic, Exorcism
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $200m 184 $200,195,631 Oct 20, 2000 9,800
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 187 $7,265,037 Oct 6, 2000 9,784
Columbus Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 130 $5,050,577 Oct 6, 2000 9,784
Columbus Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 116 $8,105,286 Oct 6, 2000 9,784
Fastest to $100m 654 $167,721,000 Sep 22, 2000 9,768
Fastest to $150m 322 $167,721,000 Sep 22, 2000 9,768
Fastest to $50m 1,504 $167,721,000 Sep 22, 2000 9,768

Cast

Ellen Burstyn    Chris MacNeil
   Father Lankester Merrin
Lee J. Cobb    Lieutenant William Kinderman
Kitty Winn    Sharon
Jack MacGrowan    Burke Dennings
Linda Blair    Regan

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    William Peter Blatty
Screenwriter    William Peter Blatty
Cinematographer    Owen Roizman
Cinematographer    Billy Williams
Editor    Jordan Leondopoulos
Editor    Evan Lottman
Editor    Norman Gay
Editor    Bud Smith
Composer    Jack Nitzsche
Art Director    Bill Malley

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2000/09/22 2 $8,197,000   664 $12,345   $173,197,000 1,396
2000/09/29 2 $7,461,000 -9% 1,150 $6,488   $182,693,015 1,397
2000/10/06 4 $4,527,000 -39% 1,150 $3,937   $189,041,783 1,398
2000/10/13 6 $5,177,000 +14% 1,655 $3,128   $195,582,258 1,399
2000/10/20 9 $2,811,000 -46% 1,708 $1,646   $199,770,482 1,400
2000/11/03 27 $192,000   950 $202   $201,411,748 1,402
2000/11/10 43 $71,000 -63% 455 $156   $201,718,681 1,403
2000/11/17 43 $66,711 -6% 455 $147   $201,873,928 1,404
2000/11/24 55 $28,762 -57% 94 $306   $201,929,584 1,405
2000/12/01 53 $25,850 -10% 94 $275   $201,963,655 1,406
2000/12/08 33 $71,145 +175% 345 $206   $202,044,481 1,407
2000/12/15 42 $33,605 -53% 175 $192   $202,112,212 1,408
2000/12/22 53 $9,595 -71% 33 $291   $202,121,807 1,409

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/09/22 2 $2,721,000   664 $4,098   $167,721,000 9,768
2000/09/23 2 $3,394,000 +25% 664 $5,111   $171,115,000 9,769
2000/09/24 1 $2,082,000 -39% 664 $3,136   $173,197,000 9,770
2000/09/25 1 $553,933 -73% 664 $834   $173,750,933 9,771
2000/09/26 2 $561,166 +1% 664 $845   $174,312,099 9,772
2000/09/27 2 $457,506 -18% 664 $689   $174,769,605 9,773
2000/09/28 2 $462,410 +1% 664 $696   $175,232,015 9,774
2000/09/29 2 $2,526,000 +446% 1,150 $2,197   $177,758,015 9,775
2000/09/30 2 $3,151,000 +25% 1,150 $2,740   $180,909,015 9,776
2000/10/01 2 $1,784,000 -43% 1,150 $1,551   $182,693,015 9,777
2000/10/02 2 $468,437 -74% 1,150 $407   $183,161,452 9,778
2000/10/03 2 $503,464 +7% 1,150 $438   $183,664,916 9,779
2000/10/04 2 $417,837 -17% 1,150 $363   $184,082,753 9,780
2000/10/05 3 $432,030 +3% 1,150 $376   $184,514,783 9,781
2000/10/06 4 $1,364,000 +216% 1,150 $1,186   $185,878,783 9,782
2000/10/07 4 $1,834,000 +34% 1,150 $1,595   $187,712,783 9,783
2000/10/08 4 $1,329,000 -28% 1,150 $1,156   $189,041,783 9,784
2000/10/09 5 $523,577 -61% 1,150 $455   $189,565,360 9,785
2000/10/10 4 $303,742 -42% 1,150 $264   $189,869,102 9,786
2000/10/11 4 $257,449 -15% 1,150 $224   $190,126,551 9,787
2000/10/12 4 $278,707 +8% 1,150 $242   $190,405,258 9,788
2000/10/13 4 $1,988,000 +613% 1,655 $1,201   $192,393,258 9,789
2000/10/14 7 $1,954,000 -2% 1,655 $1,181   $194,347,258 9,790
2000/10/15 7 $1,235,000 -37% 1,655 $746   $195,582,258 9,791
2000/10/16 7 $353,408 -71% 1,655 $214   $195,935,666 9,792
2000/10/17 7 $368,965 +4% 1,655 $223   $196,304,631 9,793
2000/10/18 6 $326,784 -11% 1,655 $197   $196,631,415 9,794
2000/10/19 6 $328,067 n/c 1,655 $198   $196,959,482 9,795
2000/10/20 8 $843,000 +157% 1,708 $494   $197,802,482 9,796
2000/10/21 9 $1,239,000 +47% 1,708 $725   $199,041,482 9,797
2000/10/22 8 $729,000 -41% 1,708 $427   $199,770,482 9,798
2000/10/23 8 $203,608 -72% 1,708 $119   $199,974,090 9,799
2000/10/24 8 $221,541 +9% 1,708 $130   $200,195,631 9,800
2000/10/25 10 $189,583 -14% 1,708 $111   $200,385,214 9,801
2000/10/26 9 $193,311 +2% 1,708 $113   $200,578,525 9,802
2000/10/30 11 $128,355   1,401 $92   $200,706,880 9,806
2000/10/31 6 $302,624 +136% 1,401 $216   $201,009,504 9,807
2000/11/01 13 $106,979 -65% 1,401 $76   $201,116,483 9,808
2000/11/02 14 $103,265 -3% 1,401 $74   $201,219,748 9,809
2000/11/05 14 $192,000   950 $202   $201,411,748 9,812
2000/11/06 14 $61,370 -68% 950 $65   $201,473,118 9,813
2000/11/07 14 $62,452 +2% 950 $66   $201,535,570 9,814
2000/11/08 14 $51,111 -18% 950 $54   $201,586,681 9,815
2000/11/09 14 $61,000 +19% 950 $64   $201,647,681 9,816
2000/11/12 18 $71,000   455 $156   $201,718,681 9,819
2000/11/13 18 $21,478 -70% 455 $47   $201,740,159 9,820
2000/11/14 19 $23,718 +10% 455 $52   $201,763,877 9,821
2000/11/15 19 $21,886 -8% 455 $48   $201,785,763 9,822
2000/11/16 19 $21,454 -2% 455 $47   $201,807,217 9,823
2010/09/30 8 $235,134   488 $482   $202,042,351 13,428

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2000/09/22 2 $10,232,015   664 $15,410   $175,232,015 1,397
2000/09/29 2 $9,282,768 -9% 1,150 $8,072   $184,514,783 1,398
2000/10/13 7 $6,554,224   1,655 $3,960   $196,959,482 1,400
2000/10/20 8 $3,619,043 -45% 1,708 $2,119   $200,578,525 1,401
2000/10/27 17 $641,223 -82% 1,401 $458   $201,219,748 1,402
2000/11/03 18 $427,933 -33% 950 $450   $201,647,681 1,403
2000/11/10 34 $159,536 -63% 455 $351   $201,807,217 1,404
2000/11/17 43 $93,605 -41% 201 $466   $201,900,822 1,405
2000/11/24 55 $36,983 -60% 94 $393   $201,937,805 1,406
2000/12/01 50 $35,531 -4% 67 $530   $201,973,336 1,407
2000/12/08 34 $105,271 +196% 345 $305   $202,078,607 1,408
2000/12/15 44 $33,605 -68% 175 $192   $202,112,212 1,409
2010/12/24 30 $235,134   0     $202,347,346 1,932

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/10/2010627,582 27,582$689,282$689,282952
10/17/20101310,451-62% 38,033$261,180$950,462953

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