Title: Warner Bros.’ Horror Sequel ‘The Nun II’ Opens Strong Amidst Mixed Box Office Results
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In a weekend plagued with mixed box office results, Warner Bros.’ horror sequel ‘The Nun II’ managed to rise above its predecessors, despite a notable decrease in opening weekend earnings. According to box office reports, the film grossed a solid $32.6 million, a 39% drop from its predecessor’s debut in 2018.
While the decrease may raise eyebrows, it is essential to note that ‘The Nun II’ outperformed the last three films in the extended Conjuring/Annabelle/Nun cinematic universe. It witnessed a 35% increase compared to ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’, a 60% increase compared to ‘Annabelle Comes Home’, and a 23% increase compared to ‘The Curse of La Llorona’.
Despite its domestic performance, ‘The Nun II’ managed to rake in $52.7 million overseas and a substantial $85.3 million globally, with 61% of its revenue stemming from international markets. Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, Italy, and Spain stood as the film’s top five overseas markets.
Sony Pictures’ action sequel ‘The Equalizer 3’, on the other hand, experienced a slight decrease in its opening weekend, generating $34.6 million, a modest 4% down from ‘The Equalizer 2’ in 2018. However, expectations waned as ‘The Equalizer 3’ dropped a startling 65% to earn a mere $12.1 million in its second weekend. After ten days of release, the film managed to amass $61.9 million in total earnings.
It is important to highlight the stark contrast in second weekend drops between ‘The Equalizer 3’ and its predecessors. While ‘The Equalizer’ experienced a 45% decline, and ‘The Equalizer 2′ dropped by 61%, the latest installment witnessed a steep 65% drop.
Focus Features’ comedy sequel ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’, also faced a decline in its opening weekend, earning $10.0 million, a 44% decrease from the previous film. Nevertheless, the sequel surpassed the revenue of the comedy sequel ‘Book Club: The Next Chapter’, with a 49% increase in its weekend earnings.
Demographically, ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3′ attracted an estimated audience that consisted of 71% females, 55% White, and 26% Hispanic viewers.
In the international market, Yash Raj Films’ Indian action thriller ‘Jawan’ debuted with $6.1 million, marking a 10% drop from ‘Pathaan’ released in January. Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ comedy ‘Barbie’ experienced a 42% decline in its eighth weekend, amassing $5.9 million. To date, ‘Barbie’ has generated an impressive $620.4 million domestically, securing its position as the 12th biggest movie of all time. Internationally, the film faced a 59% decline, resulting in a global total of $1.4 billion.
Overall, the total box office earnings for the weekend hovered around $84.6 million, reflecting a marginal 2% decrease from the previous weekend. Year-to-date, the box office has amassed a whopping $6.80 billion, exhibiting a substantial 26.6% increase from the same period in the previous year. Despite this growth, it is worth noting that the figure represents a 14.7% decline compared to the same period in 2019.
As we approach the midpoint of the year, the top distributors in the industry continue to be Disney, Universal, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, and Paramount.
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