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The Conjuring 3 scores biggest R-rated opening of pandemic

ISLAMABAD   –  The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It scored the biggest R-rated opening of the coronavirus pandemic and took first place in the weekend box office tally. After its triumphant first weekend, ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ fell 59 percent at the North American box office leaving room for the third movie in the ‘Conjuring’ franchise to take first place. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It from Warner Bros. earned an estimated $24 million, according to studio estimates, making it the biggest R-rated opening of the pandemic.Paramount’s ‘A Quiet Place’ sequel meanwhile earned $19.5 million in ticket sales, bringing its domestic total to $88.6 million.’ You normally don´t see two horror movies at the top of the chart. But it was a solid weekend for both movies,’ said Paul Dergarabedian, the senior media analyst for Comscore. ‘The movie theaters are coming back and Memorial Day was no flash in the pan … It feels like summer again.’ The Conjuring 3 has Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga returning as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.Although there´s a whole extended universe set around these films that have thus far grossed over $1.8 billion, this is the first ‘Conjuring’ since 2016, and the first to be helmed by someone other than James Wan (Michael Graves directed).



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