'The Nun II' opened to mixed reviews but still outperformed 'The Equalizer 3' on its second weekend.
The Nun Won!
The Nun II grossed $13.1 million on its opening day, decisively beating The Equalizer 3 which barely hit the $13 million mark on its opening debut. The horror sequel beat The Equalizer 3 on its second weekend in theaters. It also outperformed My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3, which opened on the same day, grossing $3.7 million.
All things considered, the sequel follows timidly in the shadow of The Nun (2018), which earned $53.8 million on its opening day and held 1st place on the charts internationally for four weeks in a row at $365.5 million worldwide, remaining the biggest opening day for the entire franchise.
For its opening weekend, The Nun II is projected to bring in $31.3 million from 3,728 locations in the US.
How Did The Equalizer Do?
On its opening day, the third entry into the Denzel Washington reboot scored $13 million down to the wire. However, it was still not enough to outperform the popularity of The Conjuring series. Last Friday, The Equalizer 3 brought in $3.4 million from 3,965 locations.
The film earned $42.3 million on its opening weekend and has a 74% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. Outshining its two predecessors, The Equalizer ($34.1 million) and The Equalizer 2 ($36 million).
The Nun II
Taissa Farmiga returns as sister Irene and Bonnie Aarons as the nefarious nun in the ninth film of The Conjuring Universe, along with the previous film’s cast. Director Michael Chaves also returns to helm the series after also directing The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and The Curse of La Llorona, this being his third time directing for this franchise.
Among the other movies in The Conjuring Universe, The Nun II is projected to gross more than the opening weekends of Annabelle Comes Home ($20.3 million), The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It ($24 million), and The Curse of La Llorona, ($26.5 million).
The Nun II currently has a 46% on Rotten Tomatoes and is in theaters now.
The Nun II (2023) Warner Bros. Official Trailer