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The Pope’s Exorcist

April 14, 2023
1hr 43min
Status: released

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The Pope’s Exorcist Movie Details:

Based onAn Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories by Father Gabriele Amorth
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English
Release dateApril 5, 2023 (International)
April 14, 2023 (United States)
Running time1hr 43min
Age ratingR
StarringRussell Crowe
Daniel Zovatto
Alex Essoe
Franco Nero
Directed by Julius Avery
Screenplay byMichael Petroni
Evan Spiliotopoulos
Story byR. Dean McCreary
Chester Hastings
Jeff Katz
Produced byDoug Belgrad
Michael Patrick Kaczmarek
Jeff Katz
Cinematography by Khalid Mohtaseb
Edited by Matt Evans
Music byJed Kurzel
Production CompanyScreen Gems
2.0 Entertainment
Loyola Productions
Distributor Sony Pictures Releasing

The Pope’s Exorcist Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Russell Crowe as Father Gabriele Amorth
  • Daniel Zovatto as Father Esquibel
  • Alex Essoe as Julia Vasquez
  • Franco Nero as the Pope
  • Peter DeSouza-Feighoney as Henry Vasquez
  • Laurel Marsden as Amy Vasquez
  • Cornell John as Bishop Lumumba
  • Ryan O’Grady as Cardinal Sullivan
  • Carrie Munroe as Adella
  • Bianca Bardoe as Rosaria
  • Ralph Ineson as the voice of Asmodeus


Inspired by the actual files of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican, The film follows Amorth as he investigates a young boy’s terrifying possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden.

The Pope’s Exorcist Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget$18 million
Worldwide Collection$77 million

About The Pope’s Exorcist Movie:

The Pope’s Exorcist is a supernatural horror film directed by Julius Avery from a screenplay by Michael Petroni and Evan Spiliotopoulos. The film stars Russell Crowe as Amorth, with Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, and Franco Nero in supporting roles.

The film is based on the 1990 book An Exorcist Tells His Story and the 1992 book An Exorcist: More Stories by Father Gabriele Amorth.

In October 2020, Screen Gems acquired the rights to the story of Father Gabriele Amorth with Ángel Gómez hired to direct.

Principal photography took place from August to October 2022 in Dublin, Limerick, Ireland, and Rome, Italy. Scenes were also filmed with Crowe at Trinity College in Dublin.

This film was released on 7th April 2023 which is also Russell Crowe’s 59th Birthday.

According to Russell Crowe, during one of the screenings in New Zealand, a theater usher played a prank on the audience by striking a broom against the wall during one of the more frightening scenes, which greatly startled the audience.

Franco Nero previously had a significant part in the similar exorcist film, The Rite (2011) also written by screenwriter Michael Petroni, though his scene was cut from the film.

The Pope’s Exorcist was released in India on April 7, 2023. The film was released in the United States on April 14, 2023, by Sony Pictures Releasing. The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $76 million worldwide. It was released in digital formats on May 2, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on June 13. The film was later streamed on Netflix starting August 16, 2023.

In the United States and Canada, The Pope’s Exorcist was released alongside Renfield, Mafia Mamma, Sweetwater, and Suzume, and was projected to gross between $4–10 million from 3,178 theaters in its opening weekend.

The film made $3.5 million on its first day, including $850,000 from Thursday night previews. It went on to debut at $9.2 million, finishing second behind holdover The Super Mario Bros. Movie. The film made $3.3 million in its sophomore weekend (dropping 63%), finishing in seventh.

In other territories, the film was released a week ahead of its U.S. debut, grossing $12 million from 43 markets. In its second weekend, the film expanded to 51 markets, earning $10.4 million. The Pope’s Exorcist grossed $5.7 million from 53 markets in its third weekend.

The Pope’s Exorcist grossed $20 million in the United States and Canada, and $56.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $76.2 million.