‘The Nun’ Eyes Huge $32 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

The first four iterations in the "Conjuring" universe — including "Annabelle" and its sequel — have generated over $1.1 billion globally. It is set in Romania in 1951 and centers on a Catholic priest and a novice who are sent to the Vatican to investigate the mysterious suicide of a nun. "The Nun," a spinoff of "The Conjuring 2," stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet.
7, though some estimates predict it could make as much as $37 million. That's a promising launch given the low price tag typically attached to horror movies. Early tracking suggests the fifth installment in "The Conjuring" franchise is on pace to open to more than $32 million when it opens on Sept.
Also releasing on the same weekend is "God Bless the Broken Road." The drama looks to open to around $3 million.” /> "The Nun" will compete against another horror title, STX's "Peppermint." Jennifer Garner stars in the thriller, which is on track for a debut between $8 million and $13 million.
is hoping to scare moviegoers back into theaters with "The Nun." After popcorn season comes to a close, Warner Bros.
The Warner Bros. It won't come close to matching the surprise success of the same weekend last September when Andy Muschietti's "It" shattered records with its massive $123 million debut. A sequel, "It: Chapter 2," is currently in the works. and New Line hit went on to earn over $700 million worldwide.

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