‘The Nun’ Dominates International Box Office for Third Weekend in a Row With $35 Million
By Rebecca Rubin
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Warner Bros.’ “The Nun” topped the international box office for the third straight weekend, generating another $35.5 million in 80 markets.
That takes its overseas total to $191.7 million for a global tally of $292.6 million. “” now ranks as the biggest “Conjuring” movie in 32 territories. It’s also the highest grossing Warner Bros. title of the year in 26 territories, including Colombia, Sweden, and Romania.
“The Nun” opened in Korea with $4.6 million on 824 screens, as well as France with $4.4 million in 348 locations. In Russia, it earned $4.3 million on 1,847 screens, making it the second-best opening for a horror film in that location. Other top launches included Italy ($2.9 million in 425 venues) and Norway ($967,000 from 170 locations).
Universal’s “Johnny English Strikes Again” came in third overseas with $17.2 million from 27 territories. Rowan Atkinson portrays the title character for the third installment in the Johnny English series. It opens in the U.S. in October. The British spy comedy picked up $1.8 million in Australia and another $1.8 million in the United Arab Emirates. It earned $1.7 million in other Middle East locations, along with $1.3 million in Russia.
Elsewhere, “” generated $8.7 million when it launched overseas. Universal distributed the film in 14 markets, where it earned $3.1 million. It debuted in Germany with $800,000, as well as Brazil with $500,000. Amblin released the film in eight territories, including Indonesia and Australia. EOne handled distribution in the U.K., where it earned $4.3 million. Eli Roth’s family-friendly thriller with Jack Black and Cate Blanchett lead the domestic box office with $26.8 million. In total, it has earned $35.58 million globally.
In notable milestones, “Crazy Rich Asians” crossed $200 million worldwide. The Warner Bros.’ rom-com made another $5.1 million in 35 foreign markets this weekend. That brings its overseas cume to $47 million, along with $159 million in North America. It bowed in Mexico this weekend with $350,000 on 329 screens.