Pearl Movie Poster


September 16, 2022
1hr 42min
Status: released

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Pearl Movie Details:

Based onCharacters by Ti West
Country United States
Language English
GenreHorror, Thriller, Drama
Release datesSeptember 3, 2022 (Venice)
September 16, 2022 (United States)
Running time1hr 42min
Age ratingR
StarringMia Goth
David Corenswet
Tandi Wright
Matthew Sunderland
Directed by Ti West
Written byTi West
Mia Goth
Produced byJacob Jaffke
Ti West
Kevin Turen
Harrison Kreiss
Cinematography by Eliot Rockett
Edited by Ti West
Music byTyler Bates
Tim Williams
Production CompaniesLittle Lamb
Mad Solar Productions
Distributor A24 (United States)
Universal Pictures (international)

Pearl Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Mia Goth as Pearl
  • David Corenswet as the projectionist
  • Tandi Wright as Ruth, Pearl’s mother
  • Matthew Sunderland as Pearl’s father
  • Emma Jenkins-Purro as Mitsy, Howard’s sister
  • Alistair Sewell as Howard, Pearl’s husband
  • Amelia Reid as Margaret
  • Gabe McDonnell as Woman


In 1918, during the influenza pandemic, Pearl is a young woman on the brink of madness pursues stardom in a desperate attempt to escape the drudgery, isolation, and lovelessness of life on her parents’ farm.

Pearl Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$1 million
Opening Day1,300000
Domestic Collection$9,423,445
International Collection$716,648
Worldwide Collection$10,140,093

About Pearl Movie:

Pearl is a prequel to X (2022) and the second installment in the X film series, it serves as an origin story for the title villain, whose fervent aspiration to become a movie star led her to committing violent acts on her family’s Texas homestead in 1918.

Ti West and Mia Goth collaborated on the script via FaceTime during a mandatory 2-week quarantine (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) in New Zealand prior to filming X (2022). They had only hoped A24 would agree to make the film. Fortunately, the project was green-lit before filming began on X.

Principal photography was revealed to have begun in secret immediately following the completed photography on X. Filming started in New Zealand, took place back-to-back with the first movie, and used the same sets that were built for X.

Pearl had its world premiere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2022, and was released in theaters in the United States on September 16, 2022, by A24.

The film grossed over $10.1 million and received generally positive reviews from critics, with Goth’s performance receiving wide praise.

In the United States and Canada, Pearl was released alongside The Woman King and See How They Run, and was projected to gross around $4 million from 2,900 theaters in its opening weekend. The film made $1.3 million on its first day and went on to debut to $3.1 million, finishing third at the box office. It made $1.92 million in its second weekend, finishing fifth at the box office.

The film was released on VOD on October 25, 2022, and was released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 15, 2022.

A direct sequel to X, titled MaXXXine, is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2024.