Renfield Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review


April 14, 2023
1hr 33min
Status: released

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Where to Watch Renfield (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video
  • It is inspired by characters from the 1897 novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.
  • The film tells the story of the character Renfield from the Dracula universe.
  • Dexter Fletcher was originally announced as director in 2019, but Chris McKay eventually replaced him, working off the Ryan Ridley script and Robert Kirkman’s original pitch.
  • The film is Nicolas Cage’s first live-action film by a major studio since Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011).
  • Filming began in New Orleans on February 3, 2022. Filming wrapped on April 14, 2022, exactly one year prior to the film’s scheduled release.
  • The film is set in New Orleans, where Nicolas Cage already has a pyramid-shaped tomb waiting for him in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
  • Nicolas Cage had his teeth filed down in order to have a more natural-looking fit and better enunciation while wearing his Dracula prosthetics.
  • This is the second time Nicolas Cage plays a Vampire who is a horrible boss for his employees, the first was Vampire’s Kiss (1988).
  • Renfield had its world premiere at the Overlook Film Festival on March 30, 2023, and was released in the United States on April 14, 2023, by Universal Pictures.
  • The film was released on Blu-Ray and DVD in the US on June 6, 2023, and began streaming on Peacock on June 9.
  • The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics, who praised the comedic tone and performances but criticized the screenplay and story.
  • Renfield grossed $17.2 million in the United States and Canada, and $9.6 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $26.7 million. It has been deemed a box office flop.
  • In the United States and Canada, Renfield was released alongside The Pope’s Exorcist, Mafia Mamma, Sweetwater, and Suzume, and was projected to gross $8–10 million from 3,375 theaters in its opening weekend.
  • The film made $3.1 million on its first day, including $900,000 from Thursday night previews. It went on to debut at $8.1 million, finishing fourth behind The Super Mario Bros. Movie, The Pope’s Exorcist, and John Wick: Chapter 4. The film made $3.1 million in its second weekend (dropping 61%), finishing in eighth.
  • The film received a nomination for Best Comedy Poster at the 2023 Golden Trailer Awards.