In the realm of horror cinema, ‘The Nun II’ is proving to be a true box office sorceress. With just 10 days since its release, this spine-tingling sequel has already amassed a staggering $150 million in global ticket sales, effortlessly fending off its competition.
What’s particularly intriguing is the movie’s international prowess. It’s casting a dark shadow over box offices in various countries, with standout performances in Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Italy, and France. This demon-hunting flick is captivating audiences far and wide.
The Conjuring Universe’s Haunting Comeback
After a brief hiatus caused by the pandemic, ‘The Conjuring Universe’ is making a triumphant return thanks to ‘The Nun II.’ This film achieved not one but several significant milestones over the weekend, even in the face of formidable competition from Kenneth Branagh’s ‘A Haunting in Venice.’
Not only did ‘The Nun II’ retain its throne as the reigning champion of the domestic box office for the second consecutive weekend, but it also achieved the impressive feat of crossing the $100 million mark in international markets, ultimately reaching a jaw-dropping $150 million in global earnings.
In the domestic arena, it has already raked in an impressive $56 million, while international markets contributed a substantial $102 million. These figures culminate in a grand total of $158 million worldwide within just about 10 days of its release. The film shrugged off its rival, ‘A Haunting in Venice,’ accumulating another $30 million over the weekend.
‘The Nun II’ is currently haunting 72 overseas markets, with some regions showing an insatiable appetite for terror. Mexico leads the pack with an impressive $9.3 million in earnings, followed closely by Brazil and Indonesia, both at $4.4 million. Italy and the newcomer, France, round out the top five with $3.2 million and a promising $3.1 million, respectively, during its opening weekend alone.
The movie still has major markets yet to open, including Germany on September 21, Austria on September 22, followed by Korea on September 27, and finally, Japan on October 13. According to Warner Bros., the film is outpacing its fellow ‘Conjuring Universe’ counterparts in like-for-like markets, with the exception of the original ‘The Nun.’
Conjuring Universe’s Enigmatic Success
Back in 2018, the first ‘Nun’ directed by Corin Hardy became the reigning champion in the series, grossing a haunting $365 million worldwide. It also holds the record for the biggest domestic opening in the series’ history, with $53 million. ‘The Conjuring Universe’ stands as a rare post-Marvel shared franchise, with each installment crossing the $200 million mark worldwide. Even the pandemic-stricken release, ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,’ and ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ from 2019, managed this feat.
Interestingly, both of those films were helmed by Michael Chaves, the director behind ‘The Nun II.’ Chaves has made it clear that ‘La Llorona’ shouldn’t be considered part of the ‘Conjuring’ series. It concluded its global run with $123 million, while ‘The Conjuring 3’ grossed an impressive $206 million worldwide, despite being simultaneously released on the Max streaming service as part of Warner Bros.’s controversial 2021 strategy.
The dark journey continues with ‘The Conjuring: Last Rites,’ though a release date remains elusive. Set in 1950s France, ‘The Nun II’ features Taissa Farmiga’s return as Sister Irene and Bonnie Aarons as the enigmatic titular Nun, Valak.
‘The Nun II’ is haunting theaters now. Stay tuned to FilmSweep for more updates on this eerie cinematic journey.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Box Office Triumph
How much has ‘The Nun II’ earned at the global box office?
‘The Nun II’ has earned an impressive $150 million globally within just 10 days of its release.
Which countries are contributing to the movie’s success internationally?
Top-performing international territories for ‘The Nun II’ include Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Italy, and France.
How does ‘The Nun II’ compare to its competitors in the domestic box office?
Despite facing competition, ‘The Nun II’ held the top spot at the domestic box office for two consecutive weekends.
Is ‘The Nun II’ part of ‘The Conjuring Universe’?
Yes, ‘The Nun II’ is part of ‘The Conjuring Universe,’ a successful shared franchise with a history of box office hits.
Who are the returning cast members in ‘The Nun II’?
‘The Nun II’ features the return of Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene and Bonnie Aarons as the titular Nun, Valak.
Are there more films planned for ‘The Conjuring Universe’?
Yes, the franchise will continue with ‘The Conjuring: Last Rites,’ although a release date has not been announced yet.
When will ‘The Nun II’ be released in upcoming markets?
The movie is set to open in Germany on September 21, Austria on September 22, followed by Korea on September 27, and Japan on October 13.