The prequel to 2022’s one of the most anticipated slasher dramas ‘X’, the recently released ‘Pearl’ has received positive reviews from critics and the audience, and the film especially received praise for Mia Goth’s performance and its over-expected climax. Besides the critical response, the super-small budgeted ‘Pearl’ has also performed pretty well at the box office, and the box office numbers are really impressive for its production.
Is Pearl Hit Or Flop?
According to reports, A24’s production and ‘X’s prequel, the slasher thriller ‘Pearl’ was released in the USA on September 16, 2022, in more than 2900 theaters, collected $1.31 million on its opening day and $3.12 million on its opening weekend at the domestic box office. Overall, ‘Pearl’ has so far collected $8.33 million at the domestic box office.
A24’s R-rated ‘Pearl’ has performed pretty well at the box office, and it looks even better when we look at its budget, which is less than $1 million, and the makers’ nothing has been done on the film’s P&A. It can be said quite easily that ‘Pearl’ is a successful film and it can earn a net profit of $5-10 million to the makers. If we look at the box office table for the last few weeks, then it is coming to the fore that small films are making a profit for production, while the big movies are still struggling, for example, ‘The Woman King’ can be seen, which started at $19 million but is still below the cost of the film.
Talking about the exact critical response, then, ‘Pearl’ received a 7.5/10* IMDb rating based on 5.6k votes, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it scored 89/100% based on 136 critical reviews.
‘Pearl’ is directed by Ti West, who also co-wrote it with Mia Goth. It stars Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandy Wright, Matthew Sunderland, and Emma Jenkins-Puro. ‘Pearl’ was produced by Jacob Jaffke, Ti West, Kevin Turen, and Harrison Kreiss under the production banner of Little Lamb Productions and distributed by A24.