Fox Credits Satan For Diabolical 'Omen' Opening
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The update of Richard Donner's 1976 Anti-Christ thriller took in more than 12.6 million dollars on Tuesday. We don't want to question Fox's box office estimates, but given the vagueness of next-day figures, it seems just a bit convenient that the full opening day tally was $12,633,666.
A Fox statement is quick to note, "The record opening day figure, ending in 666, also reflects the story's Satan/Anti-Christ themes."
The John Moore-directed remake, which stars Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber Mia Farrow, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, scheduled the unusual Tuesday release to correspond with the number of the Beast referred to in the book of Revelations. As it takes a deal with the Devil to decide to open a blockbuster on a Tuesday, Fox failed to provide any additional information as to what film previously held the Tuesday opening record.
Currently pulling down a 32 percent "Fresh" score over a RottenTomatoes, "The Omen" isn't expected to hold onto the box office crown this weekend Pixar's "Cars," affiliated with the forces of light, opens on Friday.