'The Nun' is now the highest-grossing movie in the 'Conjuring' franchise worldwide

Warner Bros.Taissa Farmiga in ‘The Nun.’
  • “The Nun” continued its worldwide win streak over the weekend, claiming the top spot at the global box office for the fourth weekend in a row with $US16 million.
  • That brings its worldwide total to $US300 million, the most of any film in the “Conjuring” franchise.
  • With a production budget of just $US22 million, “The Nun” is a major win for Warner Bros.

“The Nun” held the top spot at the worldwide box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Despite being the worst-reviewed movie of the “Conjuring” series, it is now the highest-grossing movie in the franchise.

The movie came in fifth at the domestic box office with $US5.4 million in its fourth weekend of release, but it still dominated globally with $US16 million, bringing its worldwide total to $US330 million. The horror flick has been a consistent winner since its debut with the highest opening weekend for a “Conjuring” movie in the US.

The movie initially saw its best foreign opening in Mexico, with over $US10 million. Jeff Bock, the senior box-office analyst at Exhibitor Relations, told Business Insider that was because the movie starred the Mexican actor Demián Bichir and appealed to Latino audiences.

“It’s the sort of play that many studios have been going after, by not casting people just so it will do well in North America but throughout the world,” Bock said, adding that horror films often do well in South America and Mexico specifically.

This past weekend, the movie saw its best foreign haul from France with $US2.3 million, and then Russia with $US1.7 million, suggesting “The Nun” appeals to a wide audience.

Whether it continues its global win streak or not, the movie, which had a production budget of just $US22 million, is already a major win for Warner Bros, a studio that saw a trio of success stories at the end of summer with “The Nun,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” and “The Meg.”

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