The Presence Universe still struggles to regain audience interest. The latest installment, “The Nun II,The Nun 2″ according to Warner Bros. estimates, earned $32.6 million in its opening, a result 39% worse than what “The Nun” achieved in 2018 ($53.8 million).
To console Warner Bros., it remains a better opening than the last three films in The Presence Universe. “The Curse of La Llorona” debuted at $26.3 million, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” at $24.1 million, and “Annabelle Comes Home” at $20.2 million.
The film also has a slightly better rating than “The Nun.” It received a C+ CinemaScore, which, however, is not a good omen for its long-term performance.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” is a film that practically no one was eagerly anticipating. The comedy earned only $10 million right out of the gate, even though its predecessor had a 44% better start ($17.8 million).
On the other hand, “Jawan,” the latest Bollywood blockbuster starring Shah Rukh Khan, performed impressively in American theaters. The film earned $7.6 million in just four days and is already Khan’s second-best achievement in the United States. Only January’s “Pathaan” earned more ($17.5 million).
Unfortunately, there’s bad news for Denzel Washington fans. “The Equalizer 3: The Final Chapter” is rapidly losing viewers. The film, which boasted the second-best opening on the weekend preceding Labor Day, has now lost a significant 65% of its audience. After ten days, it has earned $61.9 million, which is less than the previous two installments. “The Equalizer” and “The Equalizer 2” both earned $64.2 million in their first ten days.
Meanwhile, “Barbie” continues to surpass classic blockbusters on the list of all-time highest-grossing films. With a total of $620.4 million, it occupies the 12th spot, surpassing “The Last Jedi” ($620.1 million). The next film in its sights is Marvel’s “The Avengers” ($623.3 million).
The creators of “Blue Beetle” also have reason to be proud. The film just surpassed “Shazam” ($57.6 million) with a total of $63.7 million after this weekend.
Next Friday, Disney will attempt to regain audience trust by releasing “Ghosts in Venice.” The competition will present the comedy “Camp Hideout” from the director of the Hallmark holiday production “Holidays Like Painted.”