''The Exorcism of Emily Rose,'' the new horror flick starring Laura Linney, will top the Samuel L. Jackson/Eugene Levy comedy ''The Man''
Jennifer Carpenter, The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Credit: Exorcism of Emily Rose: Diyah Pera

Good news for fright fans: The horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose, based on real-life events, hits multiplexes this weekend and is expected to top the box office chart.

The thriller, starring Tom Wilkinson as a priest charged with killing a college student during an exorcism and Laura Linney as his attorney, looks to gross $14 million in its first three days, placing it ahead of the weekend?s other new wide release, the Samuel L. Jackson/Eugene Levy comedy The Man. Already earning mixed reviews, the odd-couple pairing should result in an $11 million debut.

Meanwhile, The 40 Year-Old Virgin will slip to $10 million, ahead of Transporter 2, which will see a bigger drop to $8 million. And building on its strong reviews, the Ralph Fiennes drama The Constant Gardener will see a slight dip to $6 million.

The 40 Year-Old Virgin
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