The Nun is smashing records one scream at a time

The Nun, the latest chapter in James Wan’s Conjuring Universe, grossed NZD $728K over the weekend, making it the highest opening for a Conjuring film in New Zealand. They say money talks and this money is telling me to get my a-into-g and hit the cinema ASAP.

The film scared up this impressive total on 69 screens and delivered an amazing $11k per theatre average. The announcement was made by Roadshow Films’ Chief Marketing Officer, Phil Oneile.

In making the announcement, Oneile stated,

“We’re thrilled that audiences continue to enjoy being terrified by the Conjuring Universe.  We congratulate James Wan, the architect of this amazing franchise; director Corin Hardy; producer Peter Safran; screenwriter Gary Dauberman; and the talented cast and crew, all of whom have delivered the exhilarating scares that fans across New Zealand and Australia have been waiting for.  These terrific results and enthusiastic word-of-mouth demonstrate that the appetite is only growing.”

Wan and Safran have produced all the films in The Conjuring franchise.

As a horror movie lover, I was ecstatic when The Conjuring was first released because it had been such a long time since I’d seen a smart and suspenseful horror. Wan has crafted a truly terrifying universe and populated it with brilliant characters that creep the shit out of you and give you an edge of your seat thrill ride. I can’t wait to see The Nunand based on what I’ve been hearing already, it looks like it’s going to be epic.

What’s The Nun about?

The Nun is set in a cloistered abbey in Romania, where a young nun takes her own life. A priest (Demian Bichir) with a haunted past and a novitiate (Taissa Farmiga) on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorised audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

In cinemas now.

Check out the trailer. Will you be catching this at the movies?

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Written by Emily Blake

The source of our #fomo, Emily is constantly jetting overseas. A coffee aficionado, you’ll most likely find her swiping right on Tinder and daydreaming about her next adventure.

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