HOLLYWOOD—Well, maybe summer isn’t over just yet America. I totally forget the inbuilt audience who were absolute fans of “The Conjuring,” “The Conjuring 2” and “Annabelle,” because the prequel, “Annabelle: Creation” scared up a juicy $35 million during its debut weekend. That is definitely not a bad number for a flick in the month of August and one that happens to be from the horror genre and is rated-R. In other news, we can expect “Annabelle: Creation” to likely hold its grip on the box-office next weekend as well.
Nabbing second place was the war flick “Dunkirk” with $11 million. Christopher Nolan’s war epic has no crossed the $150 million mark at the domestic box-office and is a surprise hit of the summer if you ask me. The sequel “The Nut Job 2” debuted in third place and was not a hit with audiences, opening to a disappointing $8.7 million. That’s nearly $10 million less than what its predecessor did a few years back when it debuted.
Last week’s box-office champion “The Dark Tower” fell to fourth place earning $8 million and looks like a flop for Sony Pictures people. Rounding out the top five was the comedy “Girls Trip” with just over $6 million as it inches closer to the $100 million mark America.