Warner’s ‘Nun’ proves part of a winning habit in N. America theaters

Source:AFP Published: 2018/9/10 18:28:40

Horror movie The Nun was the top draw in North American movie theaters this weekend, extending a remarkable string of recent successes by Warner Bros, industry watchers said.

The Nun, the latest scary feature in the popular Conjuring series, took in an estimated $53.5 million for the three-day weekend, box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. 

Nun stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet in a story about a young nun, an exorcist and a guide stumbling onto a dark secret deep in Dracula country: the Romania of 1952 - Transylvania, no less.

Nun bumped another Warner product, Crazy Rich Asians, to No.2 after three strong weekends at the top. The rom-com, with its nearly all-Asian cast, took in $13.6 million.

Taken together with another Warner film, The Meg, the studio has now claimed the top two spots on the North American box office for four consecutive weekends, a feat no movie studio had accomplished in 25 years, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Meg, starring Jason Statham as a rescue diver confronting a huge, prehistoric shark, placed fourth this weekend, taking in $6 million, behind new vigilante action film Peppermint, which grossed $13.3 million.

Peppermint, from STX Films, stars Jennifer Garner as a mother seeking revenge against the drug cartel she blames for killing her husband and daughter.

And in fifth spot with $4.5 million was Sony thriller Searching, starring John Cho as a man desperate to find his missing teenage daughter.


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