New Line Cinema is moving The Conjuring Spin-off The Nun to a less competitive fall release date, praying that lightning strikes twice for the company on September 7th.
Last year, New Line debuted It on the same weekend in September and laughed like an evil clown all the way to the bank, as the film dominated the fall box office. While The Nun will certainly do less business at the box office than It did, the move is a smart one for the company. The Nun was originally scheduled for a mid-July release, sandwiched between Ant Man and the Wasp, the fourth Purge film, and the recently rescheduled The Equalizer 2.
The Nun will still have some competition in September from Shane Black’s The Predator, which will open a week after the paranormal film on September 14th. The Predator was also recently moved from the summer months (June) to its new September date.
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