The Nun On Track for Biggest Box Office Debut of Any Conjuring Film


The Nun on track for biggest box office

The Nun on track for biggest box-office debut of any Conjuring film

According to estimates provided by Variety, the horror flick The Nun could be on track for the biggest box-office debut weekend of any film in the Conjuring cinematic universe. The fifth installment in The Conjuring universe is outselling all four prior installments combined, according to Fandango, and it’s reportedly outselling other mainstream horror movies like Jordan Peele’s Get Out and John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place at similar points before their respective release dates. The franchise record is currently held by the first movie, The Conjuring, which opened in 2013 to just under $42 million.

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 (American Horror Story) as Sister Irene, Jonas Bloquet (Elle) as local villager Frenchie, Charlotte Hope (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.

Filmmaker James Wan, director of the record-setting horror hits The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, explores another dark corner of that universe with The Nun. Directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow), the new fright-fest is produced by Wan and by Peter Safran, who has produced all the films in The Conjuring franchise.

The Nun scares its way into theaters on September 7.