Warner Bros. The Conjuring 3 pulled off an upset win at the box office this weekend with an estimated first-place debut of $24 million. Heading into the weekend, The Conjuring 3 had been very much expected to open in a fairly close second place behind last weekend’s winner Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part 2, but eventually, the two films ended up switching places this weekend.
1. The Conjuring 3
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, scared its way to the first place opening in North America with a stronger-than-anticipated $24 million debut weekend. The stronger than expected performance of The Conjuring 3 was especially impressive when considering that with a location count of 3,102, the film was playing in 642 fewer locations than A Quiet Place Part 2 this weekend. The film also opened day-and-date this weekend on the HBO Max streaming platform.
Internationally, The Conjuring 3 made $26.8 million this weekend from 43 markets. That brings the film’s international total through Sunday to $33.1 million and the film’s global total to $57.1 million.
2. A Quiet Place 2
Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part 2 had to settle for a second-place finish this weekend with an estimated $19.5 million. That was down a sharp 59 percent from last weekend’s performance, as the new direct competition from The Conjuring 3 clearly took a toll on the film this weekend.
Its two-week domestic total now stands at $88.6 million. Internationally, the film grossed an estimated $19.2 million this past weekend from 16 markets. Through Sunday, its total international count stands at $50 million and $138.6 million globally.
Disney’s Cruella was down one spot from last weekend to claim third place this weekend with an estimated $11.2 million. The ten-day start for Cruella stands at $43.6 million, which already makes the film the ninth highest-grossing film domestically since the re-opening of theatres and in the near future Cruella will be moving past the total domestic grosses of Tom & Jerry, Wonder Woman 1984, and Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train.
Cruella has also stocked up another $43.4 million internationally, bringing its absolute worldwide box-office total to $87.1 million.
4. Spirit Untamed
Meanwhile, Universal and DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Untamed debuted in fourth place this weekend with an estimated $6.2 million. Jake Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore, and Isabela Merced were the voice actors for this film which had a $1,930 per-screen average in 3,211 theaters. It added $1 million from overseas markets, bringing its global box-office total to $7.2 million.
5. Raya and the Last Dragon
Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon held onto its fifth position from last weekend with an estimated $1.3 million domestically, sliding -44.2% from the previous time frame. Raya had an $868 per-screen average in 1,504 theaters, bringing its domestic box-office total to $53.5 million.
This weekend also saw Universal’s F9 gross an estimated $13.4 million in its third frame from 8 select international markets. That brings the film’s international total through Sunday to $256 million. F9 will next open in Australia on June 17 and in Brazil on June 24, before opening domestically and in Mexico and the United Kingdom on June 25th. It also opens in the US on June 25th.