A mock-documentary horror The Last Exorcism topped the US box office last weekend with $21.3 million.
The Top 10 US Box Office Movies of August 27, 2010.
1. The Last Exorcism – $21.3 million
2. Takers – $21 million
3. The Expendables – $9.5 million last weekend and $82 million since August 13.
4. Eat Pray Love – $7 million
5. The Other Guys – $6.6 million and $99.3 million in 4 weeks.
6. Vampires Suck – $5.3 million
7. Inception – $5.1 million
8. Nanny McPhee Returns – $4.7 million
9. The Switch – $4. 6 million
10. Piranha 3-D – $4.3 million
When he arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer, the Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine “exorcism” on a disturbed religious fanatic. An earnest fundamentalist, Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is possessed by a demon who must be exorcised before their terrifying ordeal ends in unimaginable tragedy.
Buckling under the weight of his conscience after years of parting desperate believers with their money, Cotton and his crew plan to film a confessional documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon arriving at the already blood drenched family farm, it is soon clear that nothing could have prepared him for the true evil he encounters there. Now, too late to turn back, Reverend Marcus’ own beliefs are shaken to the core when he and his crew must find a way to save Nell – and themselves – before it is too late.
Directed by Daniel Stamm
Produced by Marc Abraham
Written by Huck Botko
Starring Patrick Fabian
Music by Nathan Barr
Cinematography Zoltan Honti
Editing by Daniel Stamm
Studio Louisiana Media Productions
Distributed by Lionsgate (US)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Release date(s) August 27, 2010 (2010-08-27)
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States