In something of a surprise atop the U.S. box-office this weekend, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It put a stop to A Quiet Place Part II’s all-conquering pandemic era record-breaking by knocking it from the number one spot with $24M in ticket sales.
The third-installment in Warner Bros. and New Line’s $2 Billion grossing franchise debuted in 3,102 venues, and was also available to HBO Max subscribers, yet still managed to surpass John Krasinski’s well-received horror-sequel, which took home $19.5M in receipts.
That in itself is not a number to be sniffed at, because A Quiet Place Part II has performed well during the week, taking its own domestic cume to $88M. Throw in the overseas markets and it sits at a very healthy $138M.
Warner Bros. didn’t release streaming numbers for The Conjuring 3, but the $40M budgeted movie has already amassed $57M if you take into account the international box-office, so it appears that the appetite for horror remains high with the moviegoing audience.
Disney’s Cruella dipped 48%, grossing $11.2M on its second week in release, which coincides with the news that The Mouse House have already given the greenlight to a sequel for the Emma Stone starring prequel. Cruella‘s global total, minus the Disney+ premium numbers that the studio do not release, stands at $87.1M.
Elsewhere in the chart, Universal and DreamWorks sequel to 2002’s forgettable Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron pulled up lame. The studios will be hoping that Spirit Untamed can find its legs through the summer, because it was slow out of the traps with just $6.2M.
The full chart can be seen over at BoxOfficeMojo.