THE CONJURING Hits $200 Million Mark at Worldwide Box Office
New Line Cinema's "The Conjuring" has surpassed the $200 million mark at the worldwide box office, and has earned more than $220 million to date. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
James Wan's supernatural horror thriller enjoyed the largest opening weekend ever at the domestic box office for an original horror film, at $41.9 million, and garnered critical acclaim across the board. The domestic numbers currently stand at $131.9 million.
Internationally, "The Conjuring" has taken in nearly $90 million from 37 markets, buoyed by excellent debuts across a number of territories this weekend, including France, Italy and the Philippines, as well as Mexico and Belgium, where it enjoyed the biggest openings of all time for a horror film in those territories. The film has held strong in virtually all foreign markets, with Brazil yet to open.
In making the announcement, Fellman said, "The terrifying phenomenon experienced by this real family and translated so effectively to screen by James Wan has now become a phenomenon with audiences. We congratulate James and the cast and everyone involved in the film."
"We're thrilled with the incredibly strong numbers we're seeing across the map, which is an outstanding feat for a film of this genre, especially one that is not a sequel or based on another property," Kwan Vandenberg said. "Huge kudos to James Wan and his cast and crew for creating a fantastic film that has cast an electrifying spell in theaters around the globe."