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The Nun II grosses $32.6 million in its first weekend in North America

Despite garnering negative reviews, The Nun II managed to draw audiences to theaters in North America. The Nun II’s box office earnings: The Nun II’s negative reviews didn’t deter audiences from purchasing tickets, unlike many other horror films before it. The 2018 hit’s sequel, which Warner Bros. launched in 3,728 locations, earned an estimated $32.6 million in its opening weekend in North American theaters, according to the company.

It received a C CinemaScore from viewers and a one-star rating from AP’s Mark Kennedy who called it “a movie that seems destined to pound a nail into this franchise’s undead coffin”. However, it scarcely matters because horror is arguably the most critic-proof genre—at least during opening weekend.

Even while the sequel’s opening weekend ($53.8 million) was significantly behind that of the first movie, which was directed by Michael Graves and starred Taissa Farmiga and Storm Reid, it was still a strong start. The so-called Conjuring universe, which already boasts nine pictures and $2.1 billion in box office receipts, includes the Nun flicks. The sequel did well overseas as well, earning $52.7 million from 69 nations, with Mexico being the highest with $8.9 million. This increased the film’s global opening to $85.3 million.

According to Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore, “Having a horror universe is really powerful in terms of the revenue generating potential.” “Warner Bros. placed a fantastic bet on the horror movie experience never fading.”

Additionally, a number of other spooky films are scheduled to be released during the fall, including Saw X on September 29 and The Exorcist: Believer on October 6. A Death in Venice also debuts next week.

Other North American movies

In its second weekend, The Nun II passed Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer to take second place. With an additional $12.1 million, the Columbia Pictures film’s domestic and global gross receipts reached $61.9 million and $107,7 million, respectively.

The third edition of Nia Vardalos’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which arrives 21 years after the first film became a big sleeper smash earning almost $369 million against a $5 million production budget, landed in third place. This new picture also just came out. The third movie, which Focus Features released in 3,650 theaters, made an estimated $10 million. Female audiences (71%) and audiences who were 25 or older (83%), in particular, were heavily responsible for this success.

Greek Wedding 3 is a sequel that Vardalos wrote, directed, and starred in. It features John Corbett’s return and relocates the group to Greece. Jocelyn Noveck of AP noted in her review that the film, which has received largely low scores, is “like a thrice-warmed piece of baklava.”

Shah Rukh Khan starred in the Indian revenge thriller Jawan, which debuted in fourth place with $6.2 million from just 813 theaters. It was made available in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Khan, a Bollywood icon, also starred in Pathaan, another hit movie this year that has earned $130 million globally.

Barbie, which is available on demand starting on Tuesday, fell to No. 5 after 8 successful weeks and $5.9 million from 3,281 locations. The domestic gross for the Warner Bros. movie is currently $620.5 million.

Comscore’s projections for Friday through Sunday theater attendance in the United States and Canada. On Monday, the final domestic data will be revealed.

The Nun II brought about $32.6 million.

The Equalizer 3, $12,1,000,000.

$10 million for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.

4. “Jawan, $6,2,000,000.

Barbie is worth $5.9 million.

6. Blue Beetle, $3,800,000.

The $3.4 million video game Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story.

Oppenheimer, $8,000,000.

9. Mutant Mayhem, a $2.6 million movie starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

10. Bottoms, $2,000,000.The