Annabelle: Creation Creates Scares and a Win at the Weekend Box Office

It was a slow weekend at the box office down 6% from the same weekend last year but it was a big weekend for Warner Bros. whose Annabelle: Creation topped it with a $35 million opening. The film also has earned $36.7 million at the foreign box office for a toal of $71.7 million. With a budget of just $15 million, that’s a great start but, it’s the lowest opening the “Conjuring” series of films domestically. The previous Annabelle film, released in 2014, opened with $37.1 million, and 2016’s The Conjuring 2 opened with $40.4 million. That’s also the second win for director David F. Sandberg whose Lights Out earned $67.1 million on a $5 million budget. He’s rumored to be directing the big budget Shazam! film for WB and New Line.

The film play to a majority female audience of 52% who were 54% 25 years or older. The film received a “B” CinemaScore which is on par with the first film though the two Conjuring films received an “A-.”

Dunkirk repeated in second place adding $11.4 million to its domestic total to bring it to $153.7 million domestically and $363.7 million worldwide.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature opened in third place with $8.9 million. That’s the worst opening for a film playing in over 4,000 theaters. The Emoji Movie set that record a few weekends ago with $24.5 million and before that was The Mummy which opened with $31.7 million. It’s a record setting 2017!

The Dark Tower saw a 58.9% drop going from first to fourth and earning just $7.9 million domestically. The film sits at $34.3 million domestically on a $60 million budget. Its also earned $19.3 million at the foreign box office for $53.6 million total.

Finishing the top five was The Emoji Movie with $6.6 million domestically to bring its total to $63.6 million. Worldwide the film has brought in $97.2 million despite it being one of the worst reviewed films of the year.

When it comes to comic adaptations…

Spider-Man: Homecoming brought in $6.1 million to come in at #7. Domestically the film has earned $306.5 million and $702 million worldwide.

Atomic Blonde was #10 with $4.6 million. Worldwide the film has earned $61.7 million on a $30 million budget.

Wonder Woman was #16 with $1.5 million. The film has crossed the $400 million mark and sits at $402.2 million domestically and $797.1 million worldwide.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets earned $890,000 and struggles with just $90 million worldwide on a $177.2 million budget.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 added $262,000 to its domestic total to stand at $388.9 million domestically and $861.9 worldwide.

We’ll be back in an hour for a more in-depth look at this year’s comic adaptations.

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