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“The Nun” Unsurprisingly Dominates US Friday Box Office

“The Nun” convincingly ranked as Friday’s #1 film.

The Nun | WB Pictures

Bad reviews did not keep “The Nun” from dominating the US Friday box office.

The horror film earned $22.4 million on opening day. The figure represents a new record for a film in “The Conjuring Universe.”

It meanwhile positions “The Nun” for an opening weekend in the $47-52 million range. That, too, will represents a franchise record.

“The Conjuring 2,” the current record-holder, earned $40.4 million.

New release “Peppermint” took second place Friday with $4.7 million, while a gross of $3.8 million slotted “Crazy Rich Asians” in third.

“Searching” (#4, $1.4 million) and “The Meg” (#5, $1.4 million) completed the day’s Top 5.


Written by Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson's tenure at Headline Planet dates back to its 2002 origins. He played a pivotal role in the publication's evolution into an entertainment powerhouse.

Today, he focuses intently on movie and box office coverage. He also contributes stories on alternative areas like pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.

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