‘The Conjuring 3’ Takes Down ‘A Quiet Place II’ At The Box Office

It was a battle of horror sequels at the box office this weekend, and ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ came out on top.

As you all should know, ‘A Quiet Place II’ opened during Memorial Day Weekend and made nearly $60 million, which was an outstanding opening.

Now in its second weekend, the sequel made $19.5 million, which is still a pretty solid showing. But it was not enough to beat the premiere of the new The Conjuring flick.

The Conjuring 3 made $24 million this past weekend, which was just enough for the top spot.

Its results are especially strong because the film is readily available on HBO Max at no extra cost to subscribers. Heading into the weekend, box office prognosticators expected reigning champ ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ to lead again.

And that’s a big thing to remember. The Conjuring is available on HBO Max, so the fact that it still made $24 million at the box office is pretty damn cool for theaters. I think it proves that people still enjoy the theater experience, especially when it comes to horror flicks.

Currently, 75% of U.S. cinemas have reopened, according to Comscore. With upcoming blockbuster hopefuls, such as Disney and Marvel’s superhero tentpole ‘Black Widow,’ Universal’s ‘Fast & Furious sequel ‘F9’ and the Warner Bros. musical ‘In the Heights,’ summer movie season should provide theater operators with some much needed stability.

‘The Conjuring 3’ Release Date Has Been Set, Get The Details Inside!

It was revealed this week during CinemaCon that ‘The Conjuring 3‘ will get a September 11, 2020 release date. The horror flick is expected to begin filming this summer.

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will both be returning to reprise their respective roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren. A specific synopsis has not yet been released but The Conjuring 3 will focus on a murder trial where demonic possession was used as a legal defense.

Michael Chaves will reportedly direct this latest installment in the horror universe. It’s interesting because Chaves is making his directorial debut this year with The Curse of La Llorona. The supernatural horror flick will hit theaters on April 19, 2019, and has been receiving mixed reviews from critics.

The studio must have really liked Chaves’ direction in the film to give him keys to The Conjuring franchise. As some of you might know, the first two ‘Conjuring’ movies were directed by James Wan.

The Conjuring 2 made $340 million at the box office while the first film made $319 million. Both films were made on a budget under $40 million, so it’s safe say they’ve been extremely profitable.