The latest installment in The Conjuring franchise had the largest opening of the franchise by bringing in $53.5 million. This beats the $41.8 opening of The Conjuring back in 2013. It is also the second largest September opening ever, only behind 2017’s IT. It is also the second highest opening for a horror film behind IT.
The film also brought in $77.5 million internationally to bring its worldwide opening to a very impressive $131 million. This is also the largest international opening for a film in The Conjuring franchise. It was overall a very impressive opening for the horror film.
Crazy Rich Asians dropped to second place after spending three weeks as the box office champion. The film brought in $13.6 million and only dropped 38 percent. The domestic gross of the film crossed $136 million. The film’s worldwide gross just reached $165 million.
The action film Peppermint opened in third place with $13.3 million. This is right around what was expected of this film and I’m predicting an early domestic gross around the $40 million range. This opening is a bit higher than Jennifer Garner’s last film Love, Simon which had an opening of $11.8 million earlier this year.
The Meg dropped two spots to fourth place with $6 million and and has now crossed $130 million domestically. The film also continues to be a success internationally as it stands over $360 million and the worldwide gross of the shark thriller is just under $492 million.
Searching dropped one spot and rounds out the top five with $4.5 million. The film’s domestic gross stands at $14 million after expanding to a wide release last weekend.
Mission: Impossible—Fallout passes $210 million domestically and is getting closer to becoming the highest grossing film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Christopher Robin crossed $90 million domestically and I think this film might finish right around $100 million domestically.
Operation Finale dropped 49 percent during its second weekend and finished in eighth place with $3 million. I predict this will be the last week that this film remains inside the top ten.
It will be interesting to see if The Nun can repeat as box office champion as it will be facing competition from four new wide releases including the The Predator, the latest installment in The Predator franchise.
Weekend Gross by Distributor:
Warner Bros.: $73.1 million
STX Entertainment: $15.6 million
Sony Pictures: $9.4 million
Disney: $5.1 million
Paramount Pictures: $3.8 million
MGM: $3 million
Focus Features: $2.7 million
Lionsgate: $1.7 million
Entertainment Studios: $1.6 million
Next week’s openings: The Predator, A Simple Favor, Unbroken: Path to Redemption, White Boy Rick