The theatrical release was blessed.
“The Nun II” grossed $13.1 million on its first day in theaters. according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo.
The supernatural gothic film that ABC News called “A Face Plant Horror Splat” is the ninth chapter in the Warner Bros. “Conjuring” series.
It stars Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet and Bonnie Aarons – the latter of whom is suing Warner Bros. for breach of contract – all returning from the first Nun film, which hit theaters in 2018.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3“, which also opened Friday, quickly rose to No. 2 with earnings of $3.7 million.
The comedy – written and directed by Nia Vardalos, who rose to fame for directing and starring in the original 2002 film – follows the Portokalos family as they travel to Greece for a family reunion.
Both box office newcomers managed to dethrone “The Equalizer 3,” which took the top spot last week.
The third part of the assassin spy thriller series with Denzel Washington – which Collider said “may not come close to the previous two” but “still comes pretty close” – grossed $3.425 million.
“Barbie,” which was in second place on Sept. 1, stumbled to fourth place with earnings of $1.45 million. The summer blockbuster has already inspired countless Halloween costumes.
The car racing video game drama “Gran Turismo”, which Variety said features a “lack of joy in depicting gameplay” and came in fifth place with sales of $900.00.