‘The Nun 2’ Dominates the Box Office, Leaving ‘Barbie’ in the Dust

The weekend box office results are in, and it’s clear that horror reigns supreme. “The Nun 2” has taken the top spot with a whopping $32.4 million opening weekend, leaving other contenders like “Barbie” trailing behind. Let’s dive into the details.

The Winners and Losers

“The Nun 2” not only dominated the domestic box office but also made a significant impact globally, conjuring up over $85 million worldwide. This performance is roughly on par with other films in the same genre, such as “Annabelle: Creation”.

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” and “Jawan” also opened this weekend but couldn’t surpass “Equalizer 3,” which is in its second week. “Jawan” did manage to pull in an estimated $6.2 million, landing it in the No. 4 spot.

The ‘Gran Turismo’ vs ‘Barbie’ Showdown

Interestingly, “Gran Turismo” and “Barbie” were neck-and-neck over the weekend. Initial estimates had both films hovering just over $17 million. However, Monday’s actuals clarified that “Gran Turismo” ended up with $17.4 million, while “Barbie” settled for $15.1 million.

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Factors Influencing the Box Office

It was an unusual weekend at the movies. U.S. theaters celebrated the second annual National Cinema Day on Sunday, offering $4 tickets for all films and showtimes. This could be a reason why “Barbie” had an inflated Sunday estimate of $7.75 million, compared to its actual Sunday total of $5.7 million.


“The Nun 2” has clearly frightened the competition away, securing its spot at the top of the weekend box office. With other films like “Gran Turismo” and “Barbie” battling for the remaining spots, it’s evident that the box office is as competitive as ever. Keep an eye out for how these films perform in the coming weeks.

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