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The Rite (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,047,633Details
International Box Office $64,096,354
Worldwide Box Office $97,143,987
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,418,055 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,367,010 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,785,065
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Inspired by true events, the film follows seminary student Michael Kovak, who is sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own faith. Wearing his deep skepticism like armor, Michael challenges his superiors to look to psychiatry, rather than demons, in treating the possessed. Only when he's sent to apprentice with the unorthodox Father Lucas--a legendary priest who has performed thousands of exorcisms--does Michael's armor begin to fall. As he is drawn into a troubling case that seems to transcend even Father Lucas's skill, he begins to glimpse a phenomenon science can't explain or control...and an evil so violent and terrifying that it forces him to question everything he believes.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
20% - Rotten
Audience
40% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$37,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 28th, 2011 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: May 17th, 2011 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images, and language including sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2154, 1/12/2011)
Running Time: 114 minutes
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Keywords: Religious, Possessed, Demons
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Contrafilm
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,082 $25,741 Apr 1, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,620 $75,240 Mar 25, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,637 $109,727 Mar 18, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,868 $50,223 Mar 11, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,347 $157,972 Mar 4, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,904 $479,351 Feb 25, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,820 $1,130,106 Feb 18, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,143 $3,252,360 Feb 11, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,968 $5,589,311 Feb 4, 2011 10
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 148 $14,789,393 Jan 28, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,210 $14,789,393 Jan 28, 2011 3
Widest Opening Weekend 889 2,985 Jan 28, 2011 3
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 358 $6,010,280 Jan 29, 2011 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,992 $6,010,280 Jan 29, 2011 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,708 $5,296,201 Jan 28, 2011 1

Cast

   Father Lucas Trevant
Colin O'Donoghue    Michael Kovak
Alice Braga    Angeline
Ciaran Hinds    Father Xavier
Toby Jones    Father Matthew
Rutger Hauer    Istvan Kovak
Marta Gastini    Rosaria
Maria Grazia Cucinotta    Aunt Andria
Arianna Veronesi    Aunt Andria
Andrea Calligari    Vincenzo
Chris Marquette    Eddie
Torrey DeVitto    Nina
Ben Cheetham    Young Micheal
Marija Karan    Sandra
Rosa Pianeta    Woman in Exorcism Video
Giampiero Ingrassia    Doctor
Rosario Tedesco    Police Officer
Cecilia Dazzi    Nurse
Attila Bardoczy    Xavier's Secretary
Nadia Kibout    Ethnic Nun
Anita Pititto    Vatican Nun
Sandor Baranyai    Concierge
Fabiola Balestriere    Young Girl
Aniko Vincze    Katalin Kovak

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Beau Flynn
Producer    Tripp Vinson
Executive Producer    Merideth Finn
Executive Producer    Robert Bernacchi
Co-Producer    Christy Fletcher
Co-Producer    Emma Parry
Co-Producer    Mark Tuohy
Director   
Screenwriter    Michael Petroni
Story Creator    Matt Baglio
Cinematographer    Ben Davis
Editor    David Rosenbloom
Composer    Alex Heffes
Production Designer    Andrew Laws
Supervising Art Director    Stuart Kearns
Art Director    Lorand Javor
Set Decorator    Peter Walpole
Costume Designer    Carlo Poggioli
Sound Mixer    Mac Ruth
Supervising Sound Editor    Mark Mangini
Sound Designer    Carlo Poggioli
Re-recording Mixer    John Reitz
Re-recording Mixer    Greg Rudloff
Re-recording Mixer    Rick Kline
Visual Effects Supervisor    Marc Kolbe
Assistant Director    Sean Guest
Second Unit Director    John Greaves
Second Unit Camera    Tim Wooster
Casting Director    Deborah Aquila
Casting Director    Tricia Wood

Blu-ray Sales: The Fix is in for The Mechanic

June 1st, 2011

While The Mechanic had to settle for second place on this week's DVD Sales Chart, it led the way with ease on the Blu-ray Sales Chart with 230,000 units / $3.90 million. Its Blu-ray sales ratio of 37% is strong for a decidedly second-tier release. More...

DVD Sales: Never Repeats During First Full Week

May 31st, 2011

It's not like there were no new releases, but Justin Bieber: Never Say Never didn't have a lot of trouble keeping top spot on the DVD sales chart to itself. During its first full week of release it sold an additional 476,000 units, lifting its totals to 967,000 units / $17.26 million after two. Given its target demographic, Fangirls, it's not exactly surprising that it is selling so well on DVD. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 17th, 2011

May 16th, 2011

It's kind of an odd week for DVD / Blu-ray releases. While it is a busier week than average when it comes to first run releases, none of them did well with critics and I don't think any of them will be big sellers. There are a few limited releases, TV on DVD releases, and catalogue titles that are vying to make up the difference. As far the best, there's not a lot here that can even compete with The Hustler's Blu-ray debut. More...

International Box Office: Exporting Doldrums

March 23rd, 2011

The international box office is as weak as the domestic box office is with very few films worth talking about. We do have a new number one, as Battle: Los Angeles earned first place with $28.74 million on 8,384 screens in 52 markets for a running tally of $51.70 million after just two weeks of release. The film debuted in first place in Australia with $2.58 million on 328 screens, while it also placed first during its debut in Brazil with $1.51 million on 263 screens. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in France with $2.07 million on 295 screens. The number one film was a local hit, so there is a mitigating factor. As for its long-term chances, it was down 51% in the U.K. to $1.42 million on 417 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.61 million after two. This is not a great start there and will likely ends its run with the equivalent of $50 million to $60 million here. More...

Room Can't Fill the Vacancy at the Box Office

February 7th, 2011

The Super Bowl turned out to be a rather good game and it broke ratings records with 111 million people turning in to watch at least part of it. On the other hand, the box office was anything but record-breaking. Overall the box office was down 20% from last weekend to $87 million. Even worse, that was 24% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2011 is already $310 million behind 2010 with a total of $988 million. 2011 is almost two full weeks behind 2010's pace, and I don't think things will get a whole lot better next weekend. More...

Contest: Rite or Wrong: Winning Announcement

February 2nd, 2011

The winners of our Rite or Wrong contest were determined and they are... More...

New Releases Can't Rite Sinking Box Office

January 31st, 2011

Twelve. The year-over-year slump has reached twelve weeks, and it won't be long before that story becomes the biggest news in the industry. (Thank goodness for Oscars, otherwise that would already be the case.) The final weekend of January pulled in $109 million, which was 6% higher than last weekend, but it was also 13% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2011 has managed $872 million, but that pales compared to the $1.15 billion 2010 had earned at this point. 2011 is already nearly $300 million behind last year's pace after just one month. And sadly, I'm not seeing a lot of reason for optimism over the next month either. More...

Weekend Estimates: The Rite Tops Another Slow Weekend

January 30th, 2011

It looks like another slow weekend at the box office, based on studio estimates released on Sunday, but there are some signs of improvement, thanks to a couple of decent openings and some healthy performances by Oscar hopefuls. The Rite debuted with an estimated $15 million, about in line with expectations, while The Mechanic posted $11.5 million, which is a little ahead of the consensus going into the weekend. More...

Hitmen vs. Exorcists

January 27th, 2011

It's the last weekend of January, so it's one last chance for 2011 to avoid a catastrophic start. At the beginning of the month I thought that if January 2011 was 20% lower than January 2010, it would be bad news. As of the end of last weekend, that figure was closer to 30%. This weekend, there's almost no chance things will improve, as this time last year Avatar earned more than $30 million, while this year the top two films combined likely won't earn that much. Hopefully the two wide releases this weekend will be competitive with last year's two wide releases, but even that doesn't seem particularly likely. More...

Wednesday Daily Numbers, Theater Counts and Trailers

January 27th, 2011

Our daily charts are updated every day by 1pm (with early studio reports) and 3pm (with complete final numbers). On Thursdays, we publish early studio theater counts by 1.30pm, and the complete list by 5pm.

- Wednesday Daily Numbers
- Weekend Theater Counts

Trailers for this week's openers:

- The Mechanic
- The Rite
- From Prada to Nada More...

Contest: Rite or Wrong

January 21st, 2011

It should be a close race between the two wide releases next weekend. The Rite is opening in slightly more theaters than The Mechanic, which might give it the edge at the box office. However, it was definitely the tiebreaker when it came to becoming the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Rite. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a copy of Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XIX on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2011 Preview: January

January 1st, 2011

Well, 2010 is over and while it started amazingly, it ended on a real down note. I'm not saying December was a disaster. ... Actually I am. There were only ten wide releases, and of those, eight missed expectations, some by very wide margins. Despite having a $200 million lead going into the month, 2010 still managed to lose out to 2009. The bad news continues in 2011, as Avatar made $300 million during January alone. With no strong holdovers to help power the box office, and only one or two potential solid hits among the new releases, 2011 will likely get off to a very weak start. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/28 1 $14,789,393   2,985 $4,955   $14,789,393 3
2011/02/04 6 $5,589,311 -62% 2,985 $1,872   $23,701,534 10
2011/02/11 11 $3,252,360 -42% 2,207 $1,474   $28,858,297 17
2011/02/18 16 $1,130,106 -65% 1,048 $1,078   $31,392,491 24
2011/02/25 20 $479,351 -58% 545 $880   $32,310,529 31
2011/03/04 31 $157,972 -67% 201 $786   $32,622,519 38
2011/03/11 49 $50,223 -68% 85 $591   $32,722,529 45
2011/03/18 34 $109,727 +118% 202 $543   $32,858,190 52
2011/03/25 40 $75,240 -31% 155 $485   $32,982,411 59
2011/04/01 58 $25,741 -66% 72 $358   $33,037,754 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/28 1 $5,296,201   2,985 $1,774   $5,296,201 1
2011/01/29 1 $6,010,280 +13% 2,985 $2,013   $11,306,481 2
2011/01/30 1 $3,482,912 -42% 2,985 $1,167   $14,789,393 3
2011/01/31 1 $943,416 -73% 2,985 $316   $15,732,809 4
2011/02/01 4 $855,060 -9% 2,985 $286   $16,587,869 5
2011/02/02 3 $772,196 -10% 2,985 $259   $17,360,065 6
2011/02/03 4 $752,158 -3% 2,985 $252   $18,112,223 7
2011/02/04 5 $1,936,469 +157% 2,985 $649   $20,048,692 8
2011/02/05 6 $2,734,634 +41% 2,985 $916   $22,783,326 9
2011/02/06 6 $918,208 -66% 2,985 $308   $23,701,534 10
2011/02/07 6 $503,003 -45% 2,985 $169   $24,204,537 11
2011/02/08 6 $527,238 +5% 2,985 $177   $24,731,775 12
2011/02/09 7 $428,043 -19% 2,985 $143   $25,159,818 13
2011/02/10 6 $446,119 +4% 2,985 $149   $25,605,937 14
2011/02/11 11 $882,672 +98% 2,207 $400   $26,488,609 15
2011/02/12 11 $1,494,863 +69% 2,207 $677   $27,983,472 16
2011/02/13 12 $874,825 -41% 2,207 $396   $28,858,297 17
2011/02/14 9 $663,142 -24% 2,207 $300   $29,521,439 18
2011/02/15 11 $266,448 -60% 2,207 $121   $29,787,887 19
2011/02/16 11 $238,384 -11% 2,207 $108   $30,026,271 20
2011/02/17 11 $236,114 -1% 2,207 $107   $30,262,385 21
2011/02/18 16 $303,060 +28% 1,048 $289   $30,565,445 22
2011/02/19 16 $478,668 +58% 1,048 $457   $31,044,113 23
2011/02/20 - $348,378 -27% 1,048 $332   $31,392,491 24
2011/02/21 18 $182,193 -48% 1,048 $174   $31,574,684 25
2011/02/22 - $92,294 -49% 1,048 $88   $31,666,978 26
2011/02/23 - $82,193 -11% 1,048 $78   $31,749,171 27
2011/02/24 - $82,007 n/c 1,048 $78   $31,831,178 28
2011/02/25 - $137,090 +67% 545 $252   $31,968,268 29
2011/02/26 - $213,457 +56% 545 $392   $32,181,725 30
2011/02/27 - $128,804 -40% 545 $236   $32,310,529 31
2011/02/28 - $38,126 -70% 545 $70   $32,348,655 32
2011/03/01 - $40,032 +5% 545 $73   $32,388,687 33
2011/03/02 - $38,507 -4% 545 $71   $32,427,194 34
2011/03/03 - $37,353 -3% 545 $69   $32,464,547 35
2011/03/04 - $45,373 +21% 201 $226   $32,509,920 36
2011/03/05 - $69,489 +53% 201 $346   $32,579,409 37
2011/03/06 - $43,110 -38% 201 $214   $32,622,519 38
2011/03/07 - $12,502 -71% 201 $62   $32,635,021 39
2011/03/08 - $12,851 +3% 201 $64   $32,647,872 40
2011/03/09 - $12,466 -3% 201 $62   $32,660,338 41
2011/03/10 - $11,968 -4% 201 $60   $32,672,306 42
2011/03/11 - $13,067 +9% 85 $154   $32,685,373 43
2011/03/12 - $22,182 +70% 85 $261   $32,707,555 44
2011/03/13 - $14,974 -32% 85 $176   $32,722,529 45
2011/03/14 - $6,937 -54% 85 $82   $32,729,466 46
2011/03/15 - $6,701 -3% 85 $79   $32,736,167 47
2011/03/16 - $6,367 -5% 85 $75   $32,742,534 48
2011/03/17 - $5,929 -7% 85 $70   $32,748,463 49
2011/03/18 - $33,801 +470% 202 $167   $32,782,264 50
2011/03/19 - $43,671 +29% 202 $216   $32,825,935 51
2011/03/20 - $32,255 -26% 202 $160   $32,858,190 52
2011/03/21 - $11,934 -63% 202 $59   $32,870,124 53
2011/03/22 - $13,366 +12% 202 $66   $32,883,490 54
2011/03/23 - $11,496 -14% 202 $57   $32,894,986 55
2011/03/24 - $12,185 +6% 202 $60   $32,907,171 56
2011/03/25 - $20,117 +65% 155 $130   $32,927,288 57
2011/03/26 - $31,861 +58% 155 $206   $32,959,149 58
2011/03/27 - $23,262 -27% 155 $150   $32,982,411 59
2011/03/28 - $7,310 -69% 155 $47   $32,989,721 60
2011/03/29 - $7,529 +3% 155 $49   $32,997,250 61
2011/03/30 - $7,078 -6% 155 $46   $33,004,328 62
2011/03/31 - $7,685 +9% 155 $50   $33,012,013 63
2011/04/01 - $6,913 -10% 72 $96   $33,018,926 64
2011/04/02 - $11,297 +63% 72 $157   $33,030,223 65
2011/04/03 - $7,531 -33% 72 $105   $33,037,754 66
2011/04/04 - $2,410 -68% 72 $33   $33,040,164 67
2011/04/05 - $2,609 +8% 72 $36   $33,042,773 68
2011/04/06 - $2,348 -10% 72 $33   $33,045,121 69
2011/04/07 - $2,512 +7% 72 $35   $33,047,633 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/28 1 $18,112,223   2,985 $6,068   $18,112,223 7
2011/02/04 7 $7,493,714 -59% 2,985 $2,510   $25,605,937 14
2011/02/11 12 $4,656,448 -38% 2,207 $2,110   $30,262,385 21
2011/02/18 16 $1,568,793 -66% 1,048 $1,497   $31,831,178 28
2011/02/25 21 $633,369 -60% 545 $1,162   $32,464,547 35
2011/03/04 32 $207,759 -67% 201 $1,034   $32,672,306 42
2011/03/11 47 $76,157 -63% 85 $896   $32,748,463 49
2011/03/18 35 $158,708 +108% 202 $786   $32,907,171 56
2011/03/25 43 $104,842 -34% 155 $676   $33,012,013 63
2011/04/01 59 $35,620 -66% 72 $495   $33,047,633 70

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/22/20114162,999 162,999$2,573,754$2,573,7541
5/29/20111176,179-53% 239,178$1,141,923$3,715,6772
6/5/20111251,525-32% 290,703$772,360$4,488,0373
6/12/20112234,682-33% 325,385$519,883$5,007,9204
6/19/20112828,870-17% 354,255$288,411$5,296,3325

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/22/2011255,357 55,357$1,150,316$1,150,3161
5/29/2011721,010-62% 76,366$483,011$1,633,3272
6/5/2011208,146-61% 84,512$187,274$1,820,6013
6/19/20111314,208 101,423$223,059$2,086,0805

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