Two successful horror franchises duked it out at the box office this weekend–and the “bloody” battle was good for movie theaters everywhere.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It in its opening weekend edged out A Quiet Place Part II in its second, as reported by Deadline, and horror fans obviously had a hard time choosing between the two.
The Conjuring 3 took the box office crown in its debut weekend, pulling down $23.5 million, despite also premiering on HBO Max. The sequel to A Quiet Place finished its second weekend with a tidy $22-million haul–giving it an impressive $96-million take since its debut.
A Quiet Place 2–which will be followed up by a spinoff in March 2023 (as reported here in Horror News Network)–will start streaming on Paramount+ next month.
The latest chapter in The Conjuring series–directed by Michael Chaves from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (based on a story by Johnson-McGoldrick and James Wan)–sees Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprising their roles as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The story is influenced by the 1981 murder trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson.
The sequel to 2018’s A Quiet Place–written, produced and directed by John Krasinski–has Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe reprising their roles. The film follows a family that is forced to navigate and survive a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind aliens with an uncanny sense of hearing.
Keep reading Horror News Network to find out how your favorite horror films are faring at the box office.