THE CONJURING Hits $300 Million Mark at Worldwide Box Office
New Line Cinema's "The Conjuring" has surpassed the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office, it was announced 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 has earned a staggering $306.6 million at the worldwide box office, taking in $137.2 million in the U.S., and $169.4 million overseas. Domestically, the film had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original horror film and has Gone on to become one of only three horror films to gross more than $100 million in the summer. Internationally, "The Conjuring" has surpassed all expectations for the genre, becoming the highest grossing Warner Bros. Pictures horror release within the past 15 years internationally, second only to the 1973 release of "The Exorcist." It is also the highest grossing horror film ever in territories such as Belgium, Korea, Mexico and Australia.
In making the announcement, Fellman said, "These incredible results prove that regardless of genre, a compelling tale, well told, will continue to draw audiences even in this highly competitive marketplace."
Kwan Vandenberg added, "The international response among audiences of all ages is nothing short of phenomenal. We're thrilled to see this outstanding film resonate even in markets that don't traditionally favor the genre."
Based on the true life story, "The Conjuring" tells the tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.