The Nun is getting mostly positive reviews from critics, but fans are voicing their approval by lighting up the box office. At the time of this posting, it’s estimated that the latest entry in The Conjuring franchise has pulled in over $50M during its opening weekend. This makes it a franchise-best, surpassing the original Conjuring’s impressive $41M opening weekend in 2013. This far surpasses initial projections which predicted a pull of $36M to $45M.
According to Variety:
The Nun is heading for a scary-good opening weekend, with an estimated $50 million from 3,876 domestic sites. The Warner Bros. gothic horror flick earned $20.2 million from 60 international markets Friday, bringing its overseas cume to $32.1 million. Should the opening estimate hold, The Nun will mark the Conjuring universe’s best debut.
Congratulation to the entire team behind The Nun, especially director Corin Hardy, co-writers James Wan and Gary Dauberman, and stars Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, and Bonnie Aarons. If you haven’t seen The Nun for yourself yet, you can check out the synopsis and trailer below.
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together, they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.