The Rite

Exorcism chiller 'The Rite' didn't scare up as much money as predicted, but it still took possession of enough ticketbuyers to claim the top spot at the box office.

According to studio estimates, the Anthony Hopkins occult horror film earned $15.0 million, enough to dethrone last week's champ, romantic comedy 'No Strings Attached.' The weekend's other new wide release, Jason Statham's shoot-'em-up 'The Mechanic,' settled for a neck-and-neck tie for third place with fellow action spectacle 'The Green Hornet,' now in its third weekend.
The Rite
PG-132011
Based on 33 critics

A skeptical seminary student (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends a Vatican school of exorcism. Read More

The Mechanic
R2011
Based on 35 critics

An elite hit-man (Jason Statham) teaches his deadly trade to an apprentice (Ben Foster). Read More