By @HolocronJosh and @HolocronGeorge for @FilmCodex
The latest chapter in the Conjuring franchise, ‘The Devil Made Me Do It’, over-performed expectations and earned top spot at this weekend’s domestic box office with an impressive $24 million. This total takes the Conjuring franchise passed $1 billion overall, an impressive number for a series with a collective budget of less than $200 million across 8 films. The latest Conjuring film is also available to watch on HBO Max.
Meanwhile, ‘A Quiet Place Part II’, another horror movie, took in $19.5 million. This adds to its impressive total last week where it had the biggest opening weekend at the box office since the pandemic began.
Disney’s Cruella also had its second weekend at the box office, and earned $11.2 million for a 10 day total of $43.6 million. The monetary performance of this film is impressive particularly when the sales on Disney+ are factored in. Audiences responded well to the Emma Stone led movie and a sequel is already in the works. Spirit Untamed and Wrath of Man rounded out the top 5.
For the second weekend in a row, movie theaters are finally showing signs of life. Audiences are also showing an appetite to see movies in the theater, even if they’re available to watch on streaming, a good sign for the recovery of theaters and the box office. With big releases like F9, Black Widow and more coming up this summer, this is expected to continue and earnings are anticipated to grow.
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