Audiences clearly enjoyed being scared. After dropping a massive $57 million on John Krasinki’s A Quiet Place II last weekend, moviegoers flocked to see New Line’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, which (per Deadline) grossed a stellar $24 million from 3,102 theaters, enough to claim the top spot at the domestic box office; and tout the largest opening for an R-rated film during the pandemic.
Internationally, the horror sequel scared up $26.8 million from 43 territories, bringing its global cume to $57.1 million. That’s mighty impressive for an R-rated film that simultaneously premiered on HBO Max (and is still dealing with COVID-19).
For comparison’s sake, the original Conjuring opened to $42 million in 2013 en route to $320 million worldwide, while the 2016 sequel debuted to $40 million and totaled $322 million.
As for A Quiet Place, the thriller took in $19.5 million in Week 2 (-59%) bringing its domestic total to $88.6 million. Overseas, the alien-invasion flick collected $19.2 million which bumps its worldwide total to a massive $138 million.
Disney’s Cruella continued to perform well in its third weekend, racking up $11.2M domestically for a $43.6M total, down 48%. Internationally, the prequel about famed Disney villain Cruella De Vil dropped just 7% and drew $18.6M in ticket sales from 36 territories, bringing the film’s worldwide gross to $87.1M. Cruella is currently available to Disney+ subscribers for $30.
Theo only other new release was the animated adventure Spirit Untamed which rode off with $6.2M from 3,102 theaters.
Finally, the Justin Lin-directed action sequel F9 crossed the $250 million mark, despite dropping mighty quickly after its ginormous debut. Last weekend saw the pic dip a hefty 81%, while Week 3 resulted in a 57% drop. Don’t cry too hard for the action flick, as it’s expected to detonate in the U.S. when it releases June 25.
Oh, and one last bit of news: Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway earned another $4 million from 14 markets to bring its total to $45.8 million. Keep in mind, the family flick opens in China and North America this Friday.
TOP 10 DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE
1.) Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (New Line) 3,102 theaters, Fri $9.8M/Sat $8.6M/Sun $5.6M/3-day: $24M Wk 1
2.) A Quiet Place Part II (Par) 3,744 theaters (+18) Fri $6.2M/Sat $7.7M/Sun $5.6M $19.5M (-59%)/Total: $88.6M Wk 2
3.) Cruella (Dis) 3,922 theaters (+30) Fri $3.2M/Sat $4.3M/Sun $3.6M/3-day $11.2M (-48%)/Total: $43.6M Wk 2
4.) Spirit Untamed (Uni/DWA) 3,102 theaters, Fri $2.4M/Sat $2.1M/Sun $1.65M/3-day: $6.2M Wk 1
5.) Wrath of Man (UAR) 2,007 theaters (-600) /Fri $335K/Sat $553K/Sun $387K/3-day $1.27M (-41%)/Total: $24.6M Wk 5
6.) Raya and the Last Dragon (Dis) 1,504 theaters (-511), Fri $386K/Sat $525K/Sun $395k/ 3-day: $1.3M (+20%), Total: $53.5M Wk 14
7.) Spiral (LG) 1,983 theaters (-658) Fri $280K/Sat $365K/Sun $245K/3-day $890K (-60%)/Total: $21.8M Wk 4
8.) Godzilla vs. Kong (WB/Leg) 1,390 theaters (-425),/3-day: $463K (-48%)/Total: $99.1M Wk 10
9.) Demon Slayer (Fun/Ani) 600 theaters (-545)/Fri $118K/Sat $192K/Sun $148K/3-day $457,5K (-47%)/Total: $47.7M Wk 7
10.) Dream Horse (BST) 648 theaters (-606), Fri $68,8K/Sat $99K/Sun $62,1K/3-day: $230K (-64%)/Total: $2.3M Wk 3