'The Nun' earns more than $ 130 million worldwide after three days
In attendance at 3,876 North American theaters from September 7th, "The Nun" collected an estimated $ 53.5 million after three days of the weekend. The film became the horror and cinematic film that has the second-highest opening revenue in September. The record is still IT (2017) with $ 123.4 million.
However, "The Nun" set a new record for branding. The film has surpassed “The Conjuring” ($ 41.9 million), “The Conjuring 2” ($ 40.4 million), “Annabelle” ($ 37.1 million) and “Annabelle: Creation” ($ 35 million).
With Warner Bros., the publisher has had five consecutive weeks topping the North American box office. Before “The Nun”, “The Meg” and “Crazy Rich Asians” helped them hold the dominant position.
“The Nun” is also a hit at the international box office when it earned $ 77.5 million from 60 countries and territories. The Nun became the highest grossing horror film in 19 countries, including Brazil ($ 6.8 million), Indonesia ($ 7.7 million), Spain ($ 3.3 million)... Mexico was the top-selling market with $ 10.7 million. There are still some major markets such as France, South Korea (19/9), Italy, Russia, Hong Kong (20/9) and Japan (21/9).
“The Nun” debuted with no more amazing results, but Warner Bros. still have reason to worry. Horror movie of director Corin Hardy is not winning the love from both the press and the audience. According to a survey after the screening in Cinema Score, the audience only scored “The Nun” Point C - the lowest in the horror universe “The Conjuring”. Critics were even more harsh, as according to Rotten Tomatoes, only 28% of the media reviews were positive.
Produced at a cost of $ 22 million, The Nun is the story of the journey of practicing nun named Irene (Taissa Farmiga) and Priest Burke (Demián Bichir). They find an old monastery in Romania to investigate the mysterious death of a nun. But the secret hidden here is completely beyond the imagination of two people.
Back in the box office charts in North America, "Crazy Rich Asians" continued to collect $ 13.6 million and held second place in the weekend. After nearly a month of release, director John M. Chu's work earned $ 136.2 million from the domestic market and $ 28.5 million from international markets. This is also the fourth consecutive week that Warner Bros. both ranked No. 1 and No. 2 at North American box office. That is a record that the publisher has not achieved in the past 25 years.
At the same time, with a domestic gross of $ 212.1 million, "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" is set to surpass “Mission: Impossible II” ($ 215.4 million) to become the highest grossing movie of this series in North America.
In this weekend, “The Predator” will be launched in North America (3,900 box offices) with Blake Lively's "A Simple Favor" (3,000 box offices) and Matthew McConaughey's "White Boy Rich" (2,400 box offices).
By: Kalen Jonas