As if 2020 hadn’t delivered enough doses of horror, American moviegoers seem to want more: the horror movie “The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It” grossed about $ 24 million this weekend, topping the box office. in a market that is slowly leaving behind a gloomy year marked by the pandemic.
Warner Bros. ‘new release, the latest in the “The Conjuring” franchise, displaced last week’s box office leader, “A Quiet Place 2.”
Its result was considered especially positive for Warner as “The Conjuring” is now available online to HBO Max subscribers at no additional cost.
The film once again features Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal investigators fighting demonic evil.
“A Quiet Place 2,” another horror film directed by John Krasinski and starring his wife Emily Blunt, grossed $ 19.5 million between Friday and Sunday, down from $ 48 million the weekend before, but is still considered a solid result after the reopening of 75% of theaters.
Paramount’s film, about a family in a post-apocalyptic world haunted by ferocious but mostly invisible monsters, Aims to become the fastest to exceed the $ 100 million mark in collection in North America since COVID-19 plunged the film industry into crisis.
“The landscape is getting competitive again, which is a great sign of things to come in the summer and fall,” Warner executive Jeff Goldstein told the Hollywood Reporter.
In third place was “Cruella”, a Disney story based on their popular “101 Dalmatians”.
With Emma Stone as the villain and Emma Thompson in a supporting role, the film grossed $ 11.2 million.
Fourth place went to “Spirit: The Untamed,” a Universal computer-animated film starring Isabela Merced, Jake Gyllenhaal and Julianne Moore, which earned $ 6.2 million in revenue.
In fifth place, for the second week in a row, was Disney’s computer-animated fantasy “Stripe and the Last Dragon,” with $ 1.3 million. The film has a predominantly Asian-American cast that includes the voices of Kelly Marie Tran, such as Raya, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, and Sandra Oh.
The other five of the ten highest grossing companies were:
“Wake up the fury” (1.3 million)
“Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train” (750.000)
“Godzilla vs. Kong” (463.000)
“Dream Horse” (230.000)