“The Nun 2” surpasses “A Haunting in Venice” in its debut

The big picture

  • The Nun II continues to dominate the box office, grossing $14.5 million in its second weekend and topping $100 million internationally.
  • A haunting in Venice With a debut of $14.3 million, the film underperforms at the box office but still outperforms its predecessor.
  • The equalizer 3 continues its steady success, earning another $7.2 million domestically and passing the $70 million mark.

A new week has dawned, but Valak remains the box office supremo. Although Kenneth Branaghis the third Hercule Poirot film, A haunting in Venicewhich made its debut over the weekend, was put off The Nun II in a financial photo finish that saw that Agatha Christie The Detective only grossed $14.3 million compared to $14.5 million for the Taissa Farmiga-led second weekend of the film. The top three is rounded off again by: The equalizer 3 with another $7.2 million for Antoine Fuqua and companies. All in all, it is one of the lowest-grossing domestic box office of 2023.

A jolt is not expected either, as the number of blockbusters has declined significantly since the summer months. Next week, however, the order might get a little mixed up as the long-awaited one Expend4bles makes its debut alongside the anticipated horror title It lives within from the producers behind it Exitas well as the IMAX re-release of the Talking heads Movie Stop making sense. Horror and thrillers will be the focus in the coming weeks The creator And Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie assumption Saw X on September 29th The Exorcist: Believer And Enemy will be released on October 6th. The next big box office hit title won’t be released until October 13th Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Premieres, if the staggering pre-sales are any indication.

“The Nun II” continues his reign of terror

After a strong start last weekend, Michael Chaves‘S The Nun II Continues to frighten audiences around the world more than anyone else at the box office. This whopping second weekend gross of $14.5 million tops the charts once again, bringing the film’s domestic gross to $56 million, while Valak’s return topped the $100 million mark internationally and the worldwide total rises to an impressive $158 million in ten days. This is further proof of that The incantation The franchise still holds the same haunting weight with audiences as ever, now that it is no longer in the shadow of the pandemic.

Poiroit with Alicia's ghost in The Haunting of Venice.
Image via 20th Century Studios

“‘A Haunting in Venice’ fails to break box office returns in debut”

Hercule Poirot has solved many cases throughout his time, but the box office mystery is one that he simply cannot solve. A haunting in Venice The film opened at the domestic box office with $14.3 million, which when combined with the international box office totals a modest $37 million. Hopes were high that the horror version of the famous detective could top a weak weekend at the box office, but The incantation ultimately proved too powerful to overcome. It’s nowhere near its domestic opening price of $28.6 million Murder in the Orient ExpressBut A haunting in Venice is at least faster than 2022 Death on the NileThat’s $12.8 million. Featuring a star-studded cast, Branagh’s latest film finds Poirot coming out of retirement to attend a séance at an enchanted palazzo, only to be confronted with dark secrets and supernatural horrors after one of the guests is inexplicably murdered.

“The Equalizer 3” continues to reach milestones

As Valak and Poirot fought in a dead heat for the top spot, The equalizer 3 It landed well in third place with another $7.2 million domestically, surpassing the $70 million mark. Worldwide, the trilogy conclusion reached $132 million, continuing the successful retirement tour of Robert McCall, who spent his finale delivering violent justice to his new friends in southern Italy. The Equalizer The films were remarkably consistent financially, with the first and second films grossing $192.3 million and $190.8 million, respectively, over their run, and despite the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes limiting advertising , the third film should end right there. It’s a testament to the enduring appeal of Denzel Washingtonwho reinvented himself with McCall as a fan-favorite action hero.

All of these films are currently playing in cinemas. Stay tuned here at Collider for future box office updates!

Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: dustinhuang@24ssports.com.

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