The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $24 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced last week. The demonic-possession picture starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson is also streaming on HBO Max.
According to Deadline:
Conjuring 3 ranked No. 1 in 31 of its launch markets this frame and, in like-for-likes, is tracking 12% above Annabelle and 30% over the first Conjuring at today’s rates. Mexico, which leans into horror, was the top play this weekend with $6.7M at 3,090 locations. As Korea rebounds, it put Conjuring 3 at No. 1 for a $3.1M start at 900 sites. Coming out of its sophomore session, the UK leads all play at $7.5M.
New Line/WB’s seventh film in the Conjuring-verse scared up $26.8M in 41 overseas markets this session, lifting the cume to $33.1M internationally and $50.1M global. The IMAX portion to date is $1.2M offshore in select markets that include the UK, Mexico and Korea (92 screens will be added this coming week in 11 markets including Russia and France).
The start in Mexico was good for a strong $6.7M on 3,090 screens and a 71% share. This is the second biggest opening post-pandemic, running on par with Annabelle Comes Home and more than double the original Conjuring.
Korea got off to a $3.1M start on 900 screens, 46% above Annabelle Comes Home and 150% over The Curse Of La Llorona. Indonesia kicked off with $2.2M from 1,300, topping A Quiet Place 2 by 49% and 287% above the first Conjuring. In Australia, where cinemas are still closed in Victoria (30% of the market), a $2.2M launch on just 199 screens was the third best bow for a Conjuring movie. Spain chimed in with $1.8M from 454, also the third best debut in the series. Horror hungry Brazil scored the best start of the pandemic era at $1.6M from 913, ahead of the Annabelles and double the original film. The UK has grossed $7.5M after two frames.
In like-for-like markets and at today’s rates, Conjuring 3 is running ahead of Annabelle by 12% and above the first Conjuring by 30%. Total international admissions to date are 5.6M. Another 12 markets open next weekend including France, Russia and Argentina.
What will be the box office winner this weekend?