‘The Nun’ Delivers ‘Conjuring’ Franchise Record, $131 Million Global Debut
and New Line’s The Nun made good on expectations, setting a new franchise opening weekend record (both globally and domestically) and delivering the second largest September opening ever.
With an estimated $53.5 million, Warner Bros.’s release of New Line’s The Nun destroyed the previous franchise opening weekend record set by the very first The Conjuring at $41.8 million.
The debut is also the second largest September opening ever, topping the $48.4 million set by Hotel Transylvania 2 in 2015, while placing well behind the massive, $123.4 million opening for WB’s It just last year.
In fact, The Nun’s $53.5 million debut is also the second largest opening ever for an R-rated horror film, again placing behind WB’s It.
This is the fifth straight weekend Warner Bros.
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