In a battle of spooky movies for the Halloween season, “The Nun II” narrowly emerged as the victor, surpassing “A Haunting in Venice” to claim the top spot at the weekend box office, as per industry estimates released on Sunday.
“The Nun II” is a sequel within the “Conjuring” universe and generated $14.7 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday in its second week of release in North American theaters, according to Comscore.
Meanwhile, “A Haunting in Venice,” Kenneth Branagh’s latest film featuring Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, which he also directed, debuted with $14.5 million.
Claiming third place is “The Equalizer 3” with $7.2 million in its third week.
In its second week, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” secured the fourth spot with $4.7 million, followed by “Barbie,” which accumulated an impressive additional $3.9 million in its ninth week of release. “Barbie” has now earned over $626 million domestically and over $1.4 billion worldwide.
Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases were “Jawan” ($2.49 million), “Blue Beetle” ($2.47 million), “Gran Turismo” ($2.3 million), “Oppenheimer” ($2.1 million), and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” ($2 million).
The estimated three-day box office revenue for this weekend amounted to $62.5 million. The year-to-date total stands at $6.987 billion, reflecting a 26% increase compared to the same period last year, according to Comscore.
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