Despite mostly negative reviews, the film caught on with fans of the series and beat forecasts by collecting $53.5 million this weekend in USA and Canadian theaters, ComScore Inc. estimated in an email Sunday. The previous record for the series was the first Conjuring film which opened to $41.8 million in July of 2013. The Nun is the fifth movie in the interconnected Conjuring universe and it has scored the biggest opening to date, comfortably taking the top slot on this weekend's box office chart.
Horror movie "The Nun" was the top draw in North American movie theatres this weekend, extending a remarkable string of recent successes by Warner Bros. The Conjuring, for instance, attracted a 17 percent Hispanic audience.
It's the fifth consecutive weekend that a Warner Bros. movie has held first place, following in the successful footsteps of "Crazy Rich Asians" and "The Meg", and the fourth that the studio has held the first and second place spots. The last time was in 1989 when Universal Pictures had Sea of Love, Uncle Buck and Parenthood.
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That figure is less than half the rating he would have produced if he just threw every one of his passes into the ground (39.6). There were seven full possessions, five of them three-and-outs and two others that were extended a snap by Bills penalties.
Crazy Rich Asians dropped 38% to #2 with $13.6 million. "Peppermint", from STX Entertainment, opened in third place. "The Nun was just this overwhelming juggernaut".
"Peppermint" opened with weekend sales of $13.3 million, in line with the projection from Box Office Pro.
"Look out", Dergarabedian said. "This could be the biggest box office year ever".