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The Nun’s Prayers Are Answered At The Weekend Box Office

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — After being pushed out of the top last week by the schlocky 80s action reboot The Predator Warner Bros. horror film The Nun returned to the top of the worldwide box office.

The Nun added $10.2m in North American theaters and $45.6M worldwide over the weekend according to estimates compiled by comScore. The weekend’s rake brings the worldwide cume for the movie just shy of $300m from 81 territories, an impressive ROI considering its estimated $22m production budget.

Meanwhile, The Predator sank quickly, falling to #4 in the US, where it earned an estimated $8.7M, and 3rd worldwide, earning just $24.0M for the weekend.

New entries this week included Universal’s dark comedic fantasy The House With A Clock In Its Walls which features Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Based on the 1973 John Bellairs novel of the same name, the film was directed by horror veteran Eli Wroth, whose previous entries in the genre include Cabin Fever and Hostel.

Also debuting this week was documentary filmmaker Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 which takes aim at the Trump era. The film generated just $3.1m in North American debut, suggesting that the movie going public’s appetite for anything political may be at an all time low. By comparison, Moore’s 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/11 debuted to a $23.9 million weekend.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, September 23, are below.

Nun, The – Warner Bros. – $45.6M
House , The – Multiple – $35.6M
Predator, The – 20th Century Fox – $24.0M
Golden Job – Multiple – $23.2M
Johnny English Strikes Again – Universal – $17.2M
Simple Favor, A – Lionsgate – $15.6M
Crazy Rich Asians – Warner Bros. – $11.6M
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount Pictures – $9.2M
L Storm – Multiple – $9.0M
Great Battle, The – Next Entertainment World – $8.9M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $8.8M
Ash Is Purest White – Shanghai Film Group – $5.9M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, September 23, are below.

House With A Clock In Its Walls, The – Universal – $26.9M
Simple Favor, A – Lionsgate – $10.4M
Nun, The – Warner Bros. – $10.2M
Predator, The – 20th Century Fox – $8.7M
Crazy Rich Asians – Warner Bros. – $6.5M
White Boy Rick – Sony – $5.0M
Peppermint – STX Entertainment – $3.7M
Fahrenheit 11/9 – Briarcliff Entertainment – $3.1M
Meg, The – Warner Bros. – $2.4M
Searching – Sony – $2.2M
Life Itself – Amazon Studios – $2.1M

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