LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Warner Bros. horror shocker “The Nun” was met by a lukewarm reception from critics, but with an open embrace from the movie-going public, helping to propel the film to a $131m worldwide debut.
“The Nun” is the latest installment in the “Conjuring” franchise, and took the top spot in both North American theaters, where it notched up $53.5m and and in international markets, where it accrued an additional $75m.
Produced for an estimated $22m, “The Nun” was notably shy on big name star power, with a cast that included scream queen Taissa Farmiga, as well as Demián Bichir, whose biggest previous screen roles include “The Hateful Eight” (2015) and “Alien Covenant” (2017), and Jonas Bloquet, best known for his turn in “Elle” (2016).
Other films opening this weekend include STX Entertainment’s “Peppermint” which debuted at #3 in North America, where it generated $13.3m in revenue, though it added just $1.4m from international markets.
The latest installment of the Mission Impossible franchise “Mission Impossible Fallout” continued to perform in international markets, adding an additional $42.4M worldwide, and bringing its cumulative revenue north of $725m, making it the most profitable entry in the franchise.
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, September 9, are below.
- Nun, The – Warner Bros. – $131.0M
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount Pictures – $42.4M
- Crazy Rich Asians – Warner Bros. – $19.2M
- Meg, The – Warner Bros. – $17.3M
- Peppermint – STX Entertainment – $14.7M
- Searching – Sony – $12.0M
- Alpha – Sony – $8.8M
- Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $7.6M
- Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $7.0M
- Incredibles 2 – Disney – $7.0M
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $6.9M
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $6.5M
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, September 9, are below.
- Nun, The – Warner Bros. – $53.5M
- Crazy Rich Asians – Warner Bros. – $13.6M
- Peppermint – STX Entertainment – $13.3M
- Meg, The – Warner Bros. – $6.0M
- Searching – Sony – $4.5M
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount – $3.8M
- Disney’s Christopher Robin – Disney – $3.2M
- Operation Finale – MGM – $3.0M
- BlacKkKlansman – Focus Features – $2.6M
- Alpha – Sony – $2.5M
- God Bless The Broken Road – Freestyle Releasing – $1.6M
- Incredibles 2 – Disney – $1.3M