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The Vatican Tapes (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,784,763Details
International Box Office $11,201,426Details
Worldwide Box Office $12,986,189
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $144,639 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $55,183 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $199,822
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

THE VATICAN TAPES follows the ultimate battle between good and evil -God versus Satan. Angela Holmes is an ordinary 27- year-old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It’s all up to Father Lozano to wage war for more than just Angela’s soul, but for the world as we know it.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
19% - Rotten
Audience
21% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 24th, 2015 (Limited) by Lionsgate
International Releases: July 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Chile)
July 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Lebanon)
July 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Malaysia)
July 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Peru)
July 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Singapore)
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Video Release: October 20th, 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing violent content, and some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2326, 6/11/2014)
Running Time: 91 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Evil Dead II
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Keywords: Religious, Demons, Possessed, Exorcism, Non-Chronological, Found Footage, Filmed By a Character, Intertitle, Prologue
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Lakeshore Entertainment, Lionsgate
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,746 $33,356 Aug 14, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,337 $33,162 Aug 7, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,859 $321,464 Jul 31, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,647 $832,271 Jul 24, 2015 3

Cast

   Angela
   Father Lozano
Dougray Scott    Roger
Djimon Hounsou    Vicar Imani
Peter Andersson    Cardinal Mattias Bruun
Kathleen Robertson    Dr. Richards
John Patrick Amedori    Pete
Sam Upton    Orderly Mason
Cas Anvar    Dr. Fahti
Michael Halsey    Dr. Bramwell
Alex Sparrow    Resident Kulik
Jarvis George    Detective Simmons
Michael Pare    Detective Harris
Alex Corrado    Bishop Soldano
Montanna Gillis    Jackie
Chance Lang    Brad
Noemi Gonzalez    Maria
Allegra Lucchesi    Allegra
Ashley Gibson    Ashley
Scott Sheldon    ER Receptionist
Max Adams    ICU Doctor
Ann Reilly    ICU Nurse #1
Amie Dellavalle    ICU Nurse #2
Alison Lohman    Psych Patient
Michael Gabriel    Psych Ward Guard
Natasha Wright    Levitating Girl

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Christopher Borrelli
Screenwriter    Michael C. Martin
Story Creator    Christopher Borrelli
Story Creator    Chris Morgan
Producer    Tom Rosenberg
Producer    Gary Lucchesi
Producer    Richard Wright
Producer    Chris Morgan
Producer    Chris Cowles
Executive Producer    Eric Reid
Executive Producer    David Kern
Executive Producer    James McQuaide
Executive Producer    Christopher Borrelli
Executive Producer    Chris Fenton
Director of Photography    Gerardo Mateo Madrazo
Production Designer    Jerry Fleming
Editor    Eric Potter
Costume Designer    Lindsay Ann McKay
Costume Designer    Joseph Bishara
Casting Director    Tricia Wood
Casting Director    Deborah Aquila
Unit Production Manager    Richard Wright
First Assistant Director    William Paul Clark
Second Assistant Director    Juana Franklin
Production Supervisor    Robb Earnest
Script Supervisor    Kari Montgomery
Art Director    William V. Ryder
Set Decorator    Betty Berberian
Sound Mixer    Steve Morrow
Sound Mixer    Buck Robinson
Make up    Deborah Rutherford
Special Effects Make-up Supervisor    Don Rutherford
Special Make-up Designer and Creator    Christien Tinsley
Special Effects Make-up Coordinator    Robin Hatcher
Hairstylist    Laine Trzinski
Hairstylist    Germicka Barclay
Special Effects Coordinator    Larz Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor    Steven Ticknor
Sound Effects Editor    Jon Lipman
Re-recording Mixer    David Giammarco
Re-recording Mixer    Steven Ticknor
Score Producer    Joseph Bishara
Music Editor    Julie Pearce
Music Supervisor    Brian McNelis
Music Supervisor    Eric Craig
Visual Effects Supervisor    James McQuaide
Visual Effects Producer    Steve Griffith

Home Market Releases for October 20th, 2015

October 20th, 2015

Diary of a Lost Girl

It is a shallow week on the home market. The number one release is Jurassic World, which is one of the biggest hits of all time. The second biggest release according to Amazon.com is the Back to the Future Box Set. There's mostly filler by the time you get to the second page of new releases. As for the best release on this week's list, I'm going old school. ... Really, really old school. Diary of a Lost Girl is 86 years old, but the Blu-ray is Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Vatican Tapes

October 18th, 2015

The Vatican Tapes

The Vatican Tapes is a horror film that includes elements of found footage. (It was actually originally written to be entirely found footage, but that was changed early in the production.) This genre is well off its peak in terms of popularity and even the fact that it had some connection to found footage was enough to kill its buzz. It also opened in "select cities", which is a terrible release strategy in general, and especially bad for horror films. It opened below the Mendoza Line (earning less that $2,000 per theater) before disappearing from theaters. Is it really that bad? Or did it struggle because of genre overload? More...

Per Theater Chart: Strong Beginning for The End

August 4th, 2015

The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour is the latest success for A24, as it topped the per theater chart with an average of $30,810 in four theaters. Up next were a pair of documentaries, Best of Enemies and Listen to Me Marlon, with averages of $16,913 and $15,034 respectively. The overall number one film was next, as Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation earned an average of $14,034. The final film in the $10,000 club was Phoenix. Its theater count doubled, but its per theater average dropped just 20% to $12,004. That's amazing and it could be an omen that it will expand wide enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. More...

Per Theater Chart: Phoenix Reborn

July 28th, 2015

Phoenix

None of the wide releases earned a spot in the $10,000 club, but at least we had a couple of limited releases that found their way there. The number one film was Phoenix with an average of $15,148 in two theaters. Samba was next with an average of $12,294, also in two theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ant-Man Defeats Poor Pixels

July 26th, 2015

Pixels

Three new wide releases and three returning movies that are still pulling in good crowds will produce a box office chart with no knock-out winner this weekend. That’s in large part thanks to a disappointing debut from Pixels. The Adam Sandler/Kevin James-comedy/adventure-Ghostbusters/wannabe will earn about $24 million this weekend, according to Sony’s Sunday estimate. That puts it in danger of not even earning back its marketing budget domestically, let alone starting to recover the $88 million production budget. It also means that Ant-Man will top the charts for a second weekend. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Exorcising Your Options

July 24th, 2015

The Vatican Tapes

Every once and a while, I feel the need to apologize for the pun in the headline. This is one of those weeks. It is also one of those weeks where I can't find a limited release that has a good chance at earning some mainstream success. Unexpected is the biggest release, but its reviews suggest it will do better on Video on Demand than in theaters. There are a few documentaries that might do well on the art house circuit, but it is unlikely that any have what it takes to find mainstream success. More...

2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015

Minions

June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/24 15 $832,271   427 $1,949   $832,271 3
2015/07/31 20 $321,464 -61% 427 $753   $1,527,837 10
2015/08/07 47 $33,162 -90% 52 $638   $1,712,111 17
2015/08/14 48 $33,356 +1% 66 $505   $1,764,089 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/24 - $281,969   427 $660   $281,969 1
2015/07/25 - $302,299 +7% 427 $708   $584,268 2
2015/07/26 - $248,003 -18% 427 $581   $832,271 3
2015/07/27 - $104,199 -58% 427 $244   $936,470 4
2015/07/28 - $111,599 +7% 427 $261   $1,048,069 5
2015/07/29 - $86,938 -22% 427 $204   $1,135,007 6
2015/07/30 - $71,366 -18% 427 $167   $1,206,373 7
2015/07/31 - $92,424 +30% 427 $216   $1,298,797 8
2015/08/01 - $121,129 +31% 427 $284   $1,419,926 9
2015/08/02 - $107,911 -11% 427 $253   $1,527,837 10
2015/08/03 - $48,823 -55% 427 $114   $1,576,660 11
2015/08/04 - $53,033 +9% 427 $124   $1,629,693 12
2015/08/05 - $33,308 -37% 427 $78   $1,663,001 13
2015/08/06 - $15,948 -52% 427 $37   $1,678,949 14
2015/08/07 - $9,113 -43% 52 $175   $1,688,062 15
2015/08/08 - $12,752 +40% 52 $245   $1,700,814 16
2015/08/09 - $11,297 -11% 52 $217   $1,712,111 17
2015/08/10 - $6,864 -39% 52 $132   $1,718,975 18
2015/08/11 - $5,033 -27% 52 $97   $1,724,008 19
2015/08/12 - $3,912 -22% 52 $75   $1,727,920 20
2015/08/13 - $2,813 -28% 52 $54   $1,730,733 21
2015/08/14 - $9,302 +231% 66 $141   $1,740,035 22
2015/08/15 - $13,196 +42% 66 $200   $1,753,231 23
2015/08/16 - $10,858 -18% 66 $165   $1,764,089 24
2015/08/17 - $5,299 -51% 66 $80   $1,769,388 25
2015/08/18 - $5,402 +2% 66 $82   $1,774,790 26
2015/08/19 - $5,187 -4% 66 $79   $1,779,977 27
2015/08/20 - $4,786 -8% 66 $73   $1,784,763 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/24 16 $1,206,373   427 $2,825   $1,206,373 7
2015/07/31 22 $472,576 -61% 427 $1,107   $1,678,949 14
2015/08/07 47 $51,784 -89% 52 $996   $1,730,733 21
2015/08/14 49 $54,030 +4% 66 $819   $1,784,763 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 8/6/2015 $515,473 115 115 123 $1,351,518 10/20/2015
Austria 7/30/2015 $54,823 39 39 155 $171,478 8/25/2015
Bolivia 10/1/2015 $27,564 7 7 19 $115,525 10/27/2015
Brazil 8/20/2015 $414,914 178 185 433 $855,190 9/30/2015
Central America 9/10/2015 $114,947 66 66 99 $309,636 10/20/2015
Chile 7/23/2015 $0 0 8 8 $175,852 8/18/2015
Colombia 8/6/2015 $0 0 62 115 $601,369 9/22/2015
Ecuador 8/14/2015 $0 0 2 2 $223,556 9/9/2015
France 7/29/2015 $419,995 132 132 263 $759,043 8/11/2015
Greece 9/17/2015 $36,537 26 26 49 $96,246 9/30/2015
India 7/31/2015 $34,087 44 44 47 $56,542 8/11/2015
Italy 1/7/2016 $402,706 146 146 262 $727,878 6/9/2016
Latvia 7/31/2015 $0 0 4 4 $6,719 8/11/2015
Lebanon 7/23/2015 $0 0 6 6 $49,860 8/4/2015
Lithuania 7/24/2015 $13,506 77 77 137 $39,607 8/11/2015
Malaysia 7/23/2015 $153,230 84 84 114 $278,918 8/27/2015
Mexico 8/7/2015 $820,274 0 410 770 $2,806,037 9/28/2015
Peru 7/23/2015 $0 0 26 29 $884,907 8/25/2015
Philippines 8/26/2015 $0 0 30 30 $97,247 9/9/2015
Russia (CIS) 7/30/2015 $583,814 820 820 1640 $1,060,704 8/11/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 7/30/2015 $0 0 1 1 $12,855 9/9/2015
Singapore 7/23/2015 $67,214 16 16 27 $117,933 8/27/2015
Slovenia 7/30/2015 $0 0 3 3 $3,190 8/11/2015
Spain 1/8/2016 $54,310 28 29 88 $130,720 6/9/2016
Thailand 11/5/2015 $6,215 23 23 24 $9,389 11/17/2015
Ukraine 7/30/2015 $17,634 49 52 101 $34,393 8/11/2015
United Arab Emirates 7/23/2015 $188,556 31 31 31 $188,556 8/27/2015
United Kingdom 10/30/2015 $201 7 7 7 $201 11/3/2015
Uruguay 8/27/2015 $9,338 5 6 23 $36,357 9/30/2015
 
International Total$11,201,426 6/9/2016

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