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.