The psychological thriller, directed by Deon Taylor that was originally slated to be released along with 'Avengers: Endgame' actually surprised with its earnings during its opening weekend.
'The Intruder' is a 2019 psychological thriller that is directed by David Loughery. The movie stars Michael Ealy and Meagan Good as a couple who bought a house, only to realize later on that the previous owner of the house is refusing to let go of it. The movie stars Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Joseph Sikora and was released on May 3, 2019, in the United States by Sony Pictures Releasing. It received mixed reviews from critics who praised Quad's performance but remarked that the film's plot was too predictable.
The synopsis of the movie reads, "A young married couple buys a beautiful house on several acres of land only to find out that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property." The production of the movie began in May 2018, Ealy, Good and Quaid signed up for the movie and it was later announced that the worldwide distribution rights had been acquired by Screen Gems at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival after the production of the movie was under the title of 'Motivated Seller'.
Saw The Intruder movie. Bruhhh the first thing I did when I got home was turn on all the lights in my damn apartment 😂😂😂. I went through so many emotions during this movie. I was legit scared, creeped out and mad. I can't wait to see this movie again when it hits theaters. pic.twitter.com/Ivd9dZKLDn— MusicISLove (@xX_MusicISLove_) May 1, 2019
The movie was initially set to be released on April 26, 2019, but was then pushed back to May 3, 2019, so that it does not clash with 'Endgame'. The first trailer of the movie was released on November 19, 2018. 'The Intruders' was released along with 'The Long Shot', and 'UglyDolls', and the cinema pundits predicted that the movie will gross $9–16 million from 2,222 theaters in its opening weekend.
The movie collected somewhere around $3.9 million on its first day, including $865,000 from Thursday night previews. The movie then went on to debut and make $11 million, by finishing second after 'Avengers: Endgame'. Rotten Tomatoes gave a 27 percent out of the 63 critical responses and the movie averaged out on 4.09/10. The critical consensus of the movie reads, "The Intruder might appeal to fans of shout-at-the-screen cinema, but this thriller's ludicrous plot robs it of suspense – and undermines Dennis Quaid's suitably over-the-top performance."
The intruder is such a great unconventional movie— Ayodeji Adeniyi (@Ayo_d10) May 6, 2019
On Metacritic, the movie scored 38 out of 100, which is based on 24 critical reviews and it generally indicated quite unfavorable reviews for the movies. The audience from CinemaScore gave the movie an average of 'B-', on a scale of 'A+ to F', and PostTrack gave a rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars and a 44% 'definite recommendation' of the movie.