- The Nun 2 is matching the success of the original film at the box office, maintaining strong results during its second weekend.
- The movie is part of the Conjuring Universe, inspired by the real-life paranormal investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren.
- The Nun 2 follows Sister Irene as she returns to confront the demonic nun Valak at a French boarding school, and is projected to surpass the original film’s opening weekend gross.
The Nun 2 has taken two weekends to match the original movie’s opening, but it is nevertheless still turning out good box office results. The movie is the ninth outing in the Conjuring Universe, which is loosely based on the case files of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. A direct sequel to 2018’s The Nun, it follows Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) returning to face off against the demonic nun Valak (Bonnie Aarons) when it starts haunting a French boarding school.
Per Variety, the Nun 2 box office is holding strong during its second weekend in theaters. It is currently projected to round out Sunday with a cumulative gross of $55 million, finally surpassing the original movie’s $53.8 million opening weekend. It even has a chance at the No. 1 slot for the weekend, going head-to-head with the new Poirot murder mystery A Haunting in Venice.
How The Nun 2 Compares to the Rest of the Conjuring Universe
Although the Nun sequel is still lagging behind its predecessor, it is performing quite well overall. This weekend’s domestic gross will push its cumulative worldwide total past the $100 million mark, hitting an important milestone in a very short amount of time. Only six horror or horror-adjacent movies have crossed that benchmark so far this year, namely Haunted Mansion, Evil Dead Rise, Scream VI, M3GAN, Meg 2: The Trench, and Insidious: The Red Door.
Once the numbers come in from international markets this weekend, The Nun 2 could already have surpassed the lowest-grossing movie in the Conjuring Universe. That would be 2019’s The Curse of La Llorona, which made $123 million worldwide. However, there will still be some way to climb before it passes the next lowest titles, 2021’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It ($200.2 million) and 2019’s Annabelle Comes Home ($230.7).
The Nun 2 seems capable of at least landing above those titles, putting itself squarely in the middle of the overall franchise ranking. However, it would need to maintain a strong hold to surpass 2014’s Annabelle, which grossed $257 million worldwide. Annabelle had already made $61.6 million by its second weekend, and it currently stands as the fifth highest-grossing movie in the franchise.