“THE NUN” is a Holy Terror at the Box Office, Crossing $300 Million Worldwide
CA – September 26, 2018 – New Line Cinema’s horror thriller
“The Nun” crossed another milestone, surpassing $300 million at
the global box office, it was announced today by Ron
Sanders, Warner Bros.’ President of Worldwide Theatrical
Distribution and Home Entertainment.
Tuesday, the film has taken in an estimated $102.4 million
domestically. It has also been #1 at the
international box office for three consecutive weekends, taking in an
estimated $199.7 million, for a worldwide total of $302.1 million and
continues to generate strong returns in Latin America and Mexico, as
well as the U.S. Hispanic markets, where the popularity of star
Demian Bichir is a major draw. In addition, “The Nun” just
opened at the top of the box office in a number of markets, including
France, Italy, Russia and Korea.
currently ranks as the highest-grossing
horror film of all time in twelve markets, including the
Philippines (where it has grossed a whopping P287.5 million and still
counting), Indonesia, Brazil, Romania and UAE; the
biggest-grossing film in the “Conjuring” universe in more than 30
markets; and the highest grossing Warner Bros. Pictures release for
the year in 26 markets, including the Philippines, Argentina,
Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Romania, Poland and Sweden. The
combined gross for the “Conjuring” universe—the top-grossing
horror franchise in cinema history—now stands at more than $1.5
making the announcement, Sanders said, “This success further
demonstrates the extraordinary scope and appeal of James Wan’s
“Conjuring” universe. We again want to congratulate
director Corin Hardy and the cast, led by Demian Bichir and Taissa
Farmiga, and all the talented people who worked on the film who love
to scare audiences and do it so well.”
director Corin Hardy (“The Hallow”) comes “The Nun,”
exploring another dark corner of “The Conjuring” universe.
The terrifying film delves into the shocking origin of the demonic
Nun Valak, who first made her evil presence known in “The Conjuring
2.” The film is produced by James Wan (“The Conjuring”
films, upcoming “Aquaman”) and Peter Safran (“The Conjuring”
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 a nun, as the abbey becomes a
horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
Nun” stars Oscar nominee 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 role
from “The Conjuring 2” as the title character.
directed “The Nun” from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“IT,”
the “Annabelle” films), story by James Wan & Dauberman.
Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Dauberman, Michael
Clear and Todd Williams served as executive producers.
Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production,
“The Nun.” Still playing in Philippine cinemas, “The
Nun” is being distributed in theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros.