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The Nun Has Record Thursday Opening For Franchise

Matt McGloin Posted: 09/07/2018 - 12:58 COMMENT
The Nun Has Record Thursday Opening For Franchise

While The Nun isn't too all that well at Rotten Tomatoes, its box office for the Thursday night preview has broken the franchise record for The Conjuring universe.

Last night saw The Nun bring in a whopping $5.4 million, which blows by Annabelle: Creation's $4 million.

The movie is also tracking well for its opening box office weekend, presently around $47-$52 million.

It will be interesting to see how well the movie performs once word-of-mouth get out, as the film does look promising, but the reviews not so much.

I'm actually looking forward to seeing it, and I can tell you as a kid that went to Catholic school, I'm already having nighmares!

Watch the latest featurette trailer:

The Nun

The Nun

New Line Cinema’s horror thriller The Nun explores another dark corner of the Conjuring universe, whose record-setting films have terrified audiences around the globe.

The new fright-fest, directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) and produced by James Wan, and Peter Safran, the latter of whom has produced all the films in The Conjuring franchise, delves into the shocking origin of the demonic Nun Valak, who first made her evil presence known in The Conjuring 2

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. The Nun stars Oscar nominated Demian Bichir (A Better Life) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (TV’s American Horror Story) as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet (Elle) as local villager Frenchie.

The cast also includes Charlotte Hope (TV’s Game of Thrones) as the abbey’s Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu (Toni Erdmann) as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her Conjuring 2 role as the title character.

Hardy directs The Nun from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (IT), story by James Wan & Gary Dauberman. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Todd Williams are the executive producers.

Joining Hardy behind the scenes are director of photography Maxime Alexandre (The Voices, Annabelle: Creation), production designer Jennifer Spence (Annabelle: Creation, Lights Out, the Insidious films), editors Michel Aller (Lights Out, Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension) and Ken Blackwell (Ouija Friday the 13th), and costume designer Sharon Gilham (TV’s Black Mirror). The music is by Abel Korzeniowski (Nocturnal Animals).

New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production, The Nun. Opening in theaters on September 7, 2018, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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