Box Office Finds “The Devil Inside”

This weekend the horrific and thrilling The Devil Inside opened in theaters and scared the pants off of all who attended. The film, which is inspired by true events claims that the Vatican doesn’t want this movie to be released as exorcisms have to be approved by the church. The premise of the film follows Isabella in documentary style, her journey to multiple exorcisms to understand what happened to her own mother, who killed three people during her own exorcism.

Film critics in droves shared their disapproval for the film with Peter Howell of the Toronto Star felt that the film is already a candidate for the worst film of 2012. The film was heckled for it’s choppy, un-scary nature and joins a long list of handy-cam films like Blair Witch and Paranormal Activity. While these films don’t please critics, they definitely see tickets. The Devil Inside topped the box office this weekend already meeting Tintin halfway in total sales which has been open for three weeks.

Just behind this supernatural thriller were action flicks MI:4, Ghost Protocol and Guy Ritchie’s Game of Shadows from the Sherlock Holmes series. I know that Patrick and myself will be checking out the box office’s big winner sometime this week and I can’t wait to have the pants scared off me.

  • 1. The Devil Inside, $34,500,000 ($34,500,000 opening weekend)
  • 2. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, $20,500,000 ($170,200,912 total)
  • 3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, $14,055,000 ($157,415,061 total)
  • 4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, $11,300,000 ($76,835,914 total)
  • 5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, $9,500,000 ($111,588,454 total)
  • 6. War Horse, $8,603,000 ($56,828,212 total)
  • 7. We Bought a Zoo, $8,450,000 ($56,544,109 tota)
  • 8. The Adventures of Tintin, $6,600,000 ($61,880,275 total)
  • 9. New Year’s Eve, $3,265,000 ($52,025,797 total)
  • 10. The Darkest Hour , $3,140,000 ($18,706,289 total)