Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 3’ Summons $57M Global Debut

  1. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It– $24M

Only one major release opened in theaters this weekend, and unsurprisingly it’s the top film. The Conjuring 3 bested A Quiet Place 2‘s second week with $24M. That’s actually not too bad for the R-rated, $39M horror, considering the pandemic and a simultaneous HBO Max debut. The first two Conjuring films earned $41M and $40M respectively, so while Warner Bros. and New Line would’ve wanted that streak to continue, it was never really likely. An additional $33M overseas gives it $57M worldwide.

2. A Quiet Place Part II– $19.5M/$88.6M

Going head-to-head with The Conjuring put a dent in A Quiet Place Part II, which fell 59% to $19.5M in its second weekend. The film now has $88M and $138M worldwide. Obviously, it will fall short of 2018’s A Quiet Place which ended its domestic run with $188M and nearly twice that globally.

3. Cruella– $11.2M/$43.6M

Disney is obviously quite happy with the two-week $43M haul for Cruella, plus whatever it’s made on Disney+ Premier Access. The Mouse House has already started moving on a sequel with the same creative team.

4. Spirit Untamed– $6.2M

While Dreamworks Animation did open animated spinoff Spirit Untamed in over 3200 theaters, it never quite felt like a huge domestic release. An offshoot of 2002’s Oscar-nominated Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and the Emmy-winning Netflix series Spirit: Riding Free, the film galloped away with just $6.2M, which I think makes a case for this needing to be on streaming rather than in theaters.

5. Raya and the Last Dragon– $1.3M/$53.5M

The Disney movie that just won’t die. Raya and the Last Dragon opened in theaters and Disney+ with $8M way back in March, and just keeps chugging along.

6. Wrath of Man– $1.2M/$24.6M

7. Spiral– $890K/$21.7M

8. Godzilla vs. Kong– $463K/$99.1M

9. Demon Slayer– $457K/$47.1M

10. Dream Horse– $230K/$2.3M

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.