Exorcist: The Beginning

Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

Grosses

Domestic (54.4%)
$41,821,986
Summary Details
DistributorWarner Bros.
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Opening$18,054,001
2,803 theaters
Budget$80,000,000
MPAAR
Running Time1 hr 54 min
GenresHorror Mystery Thriller
In Release140 days/20 weeks
Widest Release2,813 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Aug 20, 2004Friday1$7,022,128--2,803$2,505$7,022,1281
Aug 21, 2004Saturday1$6,334,532-9.8%-2,803$2,259$13,356,6602
Aug 22, 2004Sunday1$4,697,341-25.8%-2,803$1,675$18,054,0013
Aug 23, 2004Monday1$1,917,473-59.2%-2,803$684$19,971,4744
Aug 24, 2004Tuesday1$1,626,111-15.2%-2,803$580$21,597,5855
Aug 25, 2004Wednesday3$1,315,910-19.1%-2,803$469$22,913,4956
Aug 26, 2004Thursday3$1,172,494-10.9%-2,803$418$24,085,9897
Aug 27, 2004Friday5$2,208,456+88.4%-68.6%2,813$785$26,294,4458
Aug 28, 2004Saturday5$2,883,386+30.6%-54.5%2,813$1,025$29,177,8319
Aug 29, 2004Sunday5$1,989,215-31%-57.7%2,813$707$31,167,04610
Aug 30, 2004Monday5$705,053-64.6%-63.2%2,813$250$31,872,09911
Aug 31, 2004Tuesday5$631,568-10.4%-61.2%2,813$224$32,503,66712
Sep 1, 2004Wednesday7$528,957-16.2%-59.8%2,813$188$33,032,62413
Sep 2, 2004Thursday7$502,556-5%-57.1%2,813$178$33,535,18014
Sep 3, 2004Friday11$967,794+92.6%-56.2%2,452$394$34,502,97415
Sep 4, 2004Saturday11$1,313,571+35.7%-54.4%2,452$535$35,816,54516
Sep 5, 2004Sunday11$1,341,963+2.2%-32.5%2,452$547$37,158,50817
Sep 6, 2004
Labor Day
Monday12$888,179-33.8%+26%2,452$362$38,046,68718
Sep 7, 2004Tuesday9$274,016-69.1%-56.6%2,452$111$38,320,70319
Sep 8, 2004Wednesday10$246,425-10.1%-53.4%2,452$100$38,567,12820
Sep 9, 2004Thursday11$215,279-12.6%-57.2%2,452$87$38,782,40721
Sep 10, 2004Friday15$371,193+72.4%-61.6%1,603$231$39,153,60022
Sep 11, 2004Saturday15$574,933+54.9%-56.2%1,603$358$39,728,53323
Sep 12, 2004Sunday15$356,257-38%-73.5%1,603$222$40,084,79024
Sep 13, 2004Monday14$105,355-70.4%-88.1%1,603$65$40,190,14525
Sep 14, 2004Tuesday14$103,346-1.9%-62.3%1,603$64$40,293,49126
Sep 15, 2004Wednesday14$112,365+8.7%-54.4%1,603$70$40,405,85627
Sep 16, 2004Thursday14$115,468+2.8%-46.4%1,603$72$40,521,32428
Sep 17, 2004Friday18$159,085+37.8%-57.1%705$225$40,680,40929
Sep 18, 2004Saturday20$207,718+30.6%-63.9%705$294$40,888,12730
Sep 19, 2004Sunday18$142,692-31.3%-59.9%705$202$41,030,81931
Sep 20, 2004Monday18$39,430-72.4%-62.6%705$55$41,070,24932
Sep 21, 2004Tuesday18$40,010+1.5%-61.3%705$56$41,110,25933
Sep 22, 2004Wednesday19$36,766-8.1%-67.3%705$52$41,147,02534
Sep 23, 2004Thursday19$37,618+2.3%-67.4%705$53$41,184,64335
Sep 24, 2004Friday23$64,603+71.7%-59.4%353$183$41,249,24636
Sep 25, 2004Saturday25$101,045+56.4%-51.4%353$286$41,350,29137
Sep 26, 2004Sunday23$57,836-42.8%-59.5%353$163$41,408,12738
Sep 27, 2004Monday18$17,552-69.7%-55.5%353$49$41,425,67939
Sep 28, 2004Tuesday20$16,561-5.6%-58.6%353$46$41,442,24040
Sep 29, 2004Wednesday20$15,876-4.1%-56.8%353$44$41,458,11641
Sep 30, 2004Thursday19$15,541-2.1%-58.7%353$44$41,473,65742
Oct 1, 2004Friday32$16,549+6.5%-74.4%98$168$41,490,20643
Oct 2, 2004Saturday35$23,876+44.3%-76.4%98$243$41,514,08244
Oct 3, 2004Sunday33$15,788-33.9%-72.7%98$161$41,529,87045
Oct 4, 2004Monday27$5,049-68%-71.2%98$51$41,534,91946
Oct 5, 2004Tuesday25$5,027-0.4%-69.6%98$51$41,539,94647
Oct 6, 2004Wednesday30$4,169-17.1%-73.7%98$42$41,544,11548
Oct 7, 2004Thursday30$4,667+11.9%-70%98$47$41,548,78249
Oct 8, 2004Friday40$5,101+9.3%-69.2%49$104$41,553,88350
Oct 9, 2004Saturday41$8,443+65.5%-64.6%49$172$41,562,32651
Oct 10, 2004Sunday42$5,342-36.7%-66.2%49$109$41,567,66852
Oct 11, 2004
Columbus Day
Monday37$2,464-53.9%-51.2%49$50$41,570,13253
Oct 12, 2004Tuesday34$2,044-17%-59.3%49$41$41,572,17654
Oct 13, 2004Wednesday35$1,718-15.9%-58.8%49$35$41,573,89455
Oct 14, 2004Thursday35$2,135+24.3%-54.3%49$43$41,576,02956
Oct 15, 2004Friday25$19,047+792.1%+273.4%202$94$41,595,07657
Oct 16, 2004Saturday25$33,708+77%+299.2%202$166$41,628,78458
Oct 17, 2004Sunday25$23,435-30.5%+338.7%202$116$41,652,21959
Oct 18, 2004Monday21$7,932-66.2%+221.9%202$39$41,660,15160
Oct 19, 2004Tuesday21$8,529+7.5%+317.3%202$42$41,668,68061
Oct 20, 2004Wednesday21$7,615-10.7%+343.2%202$37$41,676,29562
Oct 21, 2004Thursday22$7,607-0.1%+256.3%202$37$41,683,90263
Oct 22, 2004Friday32$14,967+96.8%-21.4%140$106$41,698,86964
Oct 23, 2004Saturday33$24,156+61.4%-28.3%140$172$41,723,02565
Oct 24, 2004Sunday33$14,310-40.8%-38.9%140$102$41,737,33566
Oct 25, 2004Monday24$4,305-69.9%-45.7%140$30$41,741,64067
Oct 26, 2004Tuesday25$4,520+5%-47%140$32$41,746,16068
Oct 27, 2004Wednesday25$4,098-9.3%-46.2%140$29$41,750,25869
Oct 28, 2004Thursday25$4,172+1.8%-45.2%140$29$41,754,43070
Oct 29, 2004Friday37$8,271+98.3%-44.7%124$66$41,762,70171
Oct 30, 2004Saturday36$13,398+62%-44.5%124$108$41,776,09972
Oct 31, 2004
Halloween
Sunday35$8,647-35.5%-39.6%124$69$41,784,74673
Nov 1, 2004Monday32$2,602-69.9%-39.6%124$20$41,787,34874
Nov 2, 2004Tuesday31$2,583-0.7%-42.9%124$20$41,789,93175
Nov 3, 2004Wednesday32$2,496-3.4%-39.1%124$20$41,792,42776
Nov 4, 2004Thursday32$2,680+7.4%-35.8%124$21$41,795,10777
Nov 5, 2004Friday35$5,252+96%-36.5%53$99$41,800,35978
Nov 6, 2004Saturday35$8,467+61.2%-36.8%53$159$41,808,82679
Nov 7, 2004Sunday35$6,037-28.7%-30.2%53$113$41,814,86380
Nov 8, 2004Monday32$1,708-71.7%-34.4%53$32$41,816,57181
Nov 9, 2004Tuesday32$1,626-4.8%-37%53$30$41,818,19782
Nov 10, 2004Wednesday32$1,531-5.8%-38.7%53$28$41,819,72883
Nov 11, 2004Thursday33$2,258+47.5%-15.7%53$42$41,821,98684