Annabelle Conquers Box Office, Earning $35M

Dunkirk hung strong in its fourth week with $11.4M
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 13, 2017 2:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle: Creation scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot in the arm, the AP reports. The opening came close to matching the film's predecessor, Annabelle, which opened with $37.1 million in October 2014.

Warner Bros. could celebrate not only the month's biggest debut but also having the week's top two films. Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk followed in second with $11.4 million in its fourth weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Last week's top film, the poorly received Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower, slid dramatically. It toppled nearly 70% on its second weekend with an estimated $7.9 million. (Read more Dunkirk stories.)

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