Warner Bros.’ The Nun, part of The Conjuring universe, has spooked up a storm this past weekend becoming the second-biggest debut of all time in North America.
The Nun opened to $53.5 million at the box office this weekend pushing last week’s number one title, Crazy Rich Asians, down to second place. The Nun also saw the biggest opening of any of the movies in the Conjuring franchise. The movie also scored big overseas seeing $77.5 million from 60 markets for a global start of $131 million.
Interestingly, last year’s It remains the record holder for top September launch. I guess people can’t get enough of horrors…
Crazy Rich Asians may be second overall, but it didn’t do bad for itself still earning $13.6 million to keep it firmly in second place finishing the weekend with a domestic total of $136.2 million.
Sitting in third place this weekend is another debut, this time STXFilms’ Peppermint, an R-rated action-thriller starring Jennifer Garner. The movie saw a total of $13.3 million in the US. Surprising considering critics have put the movie at 16% on Rotten Tomatoes.
This pushes Searching, the missing child thriller told from the perspective of phone and monitor screens, down to fifth place bringing in $4.5 million. In sixth place, we have Mission: Impossible – Fallout which has now managed to soar past the $700 million mark globally.
Other new entries this week include God Bless the Broken Road, an American Christian drama that tells the story of a mother coping with the loss of her husband in the Afganistan war, which lands outside of the top ten, bringing in $1.5 million.
Here’s the full rundown:
- The Nun
- Crazy Rich Asians
- The Meg
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout
- Disney’s Christopher Robin
- Operation Finale