In the eerie realm of horror cinema, ‘The Nun II’ has cast its spell on the box office for an impressive three weekends in a row, surpassing the action-packed newcomer ‘Expend4bles’ without breaking a sweat. With its sinister charm, the film has summoned over $200 million in worldwide ticket sales, leaving its mark in key international territories such as Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, Italy, and the U.K.
While it may not quite reach the spine-tingling heights of the highest-grossing films in the Conjuring Universe, ‘The Nun II’ is steadily creeping up on its predecessors, including ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ and ‘Annabelle Comes Home.’
In a cinematic landscape that’s been rather gloomy due to various challenges, ‘The Nun II’ has found its reason to shine this weekend. Not only has this horror sequel dominated the domestic box office for three consecutive weeks, but it has also achieved a significant milestone on the global stage. The film is on the cusp of crossing the $70 million threshold in the United States, while worldwide, it can now proudly claim its membership in the illustrious $200 million club.
During its third weekend in domestic theaters, ‘The Nun II’ conjured up an additional $8.4 million, narrowly edging out the competition from the new kid on the block, ‘Expend4bles,’ and securing its place at the top of the box office hierarchy for the third week running. Across international markets, the film accumulated over $30 million in the past week alone, pushing its cumulative global earnings to a chilling $204 million. Notably, the film’s most significant international territories include Mexico ($15 million), Indonesia ($7.6 million), Brazil ($7.2 million), Italy ($5.4 million), and the U.K. ($4.7 million). The dark enchantment doesn’t stop here; ‘The Nun II’ is gearing up to haunt additional major markets with upcoming releases in Korea (September 27) and Japan (October 13).
While it may be technically ranked among the lower-grossing entries in the Conjuring Universe, it’s steadily climbing the ladder, poised to surpass the likes of ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ ($230 million) and perhaps even the original ‘Annabelle’ ($256 million).
Yet, in the grand scheme of the Conjuring Universe, ‘The Nun II’ hasn’t quite crossed into the elite territory inhabited by its predecessors. The top-performing films in this spooky franchise have all amassed more than $300 million worldwide, and as commendable as ‘The Nun II’ has been, it might not reach the lofty heights of ‘Annabelle: Creation’ ($305 million worldwide), ‘The Conjuring 2’ ($310 million), ‘The Conjuring’ ($316 million), and ‘The Nun’ ($363 million). The first ‘Nun’ film, directed by Corin Hardy, debuted during the franchise’s peak popularity, an era that took a hit during the pandemic when Warner Bros. adopted a controversial release strategy, with ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ simultaneously premiering on the Max streaming service. However, ‘The Nun’ still managed to perform well enough to warrant Michael Chaves’ return to helm this thrilling miniseries within the larger franchise.
The Conjuring Universe is far from done with its eerie expansions, as next year promises ‘The Conjuring: Last Rites,’ set in 1950s France. For now, ‘The Nun II’ keeps us captivated with Taissa Farmiga’s return as Sister Irene and Bonnie Aarons’ haunting portrayal of the titular Nun. Keep your lights on and your eyes peeled for more bone-chilling updates from FilmSweep.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Horror Box Office Success
Q: How long has “The Nun II” held the top spot at the box office?
A: “The Nun II” has maintained its position as the highest-grossing film at the box office for three consecutive weekends.
Q: What is the total global earnings of “The Nun II”?
A: “The Nun II” has earned over $200 million worldwide, marking a significant milestone in its box office success.
Q: Which countries are the biggest international markets for “The Nun II”?
A: The film’s biggest international markets include Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, Italy, and the U.K.
Q: How does “The Nun II” compare to other films in the Conjuring Universe in terms of box office performance?
A: While “The Nun II” is not the highest-grossing film in the Conjuring Universe, it is on track to surpass previous entries like “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” and “Annabelle Comes Home.”
Q: What are some of the top-performing films in the Conjuring Universe?
A: The top-performing films in the Conjuring Universe include “Annabelle: Creation,” “The Conjuring 2,” “The Conjuring,” and “The Nun,” all of which grossed over $300 million worldwide.