June 6, 2021
Three’s a charm for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Conjuring” horror franchise as the third installment, The Devil Made Me Do It, knocked off Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place Part II with a $24 million projected domestic weekend box office revenue across 3,100 screens through June 6. That would top the Quiet Place sequel with $19.5 million. The John Krasinski-helmed post-apocalyptic thriller has generated almost $89 million after 10 days in theaters.
The projected ticket sales for Devil Made Me Do It are all the more impressive considering the movie is streaming concurrently for free to HBO Max subscribers for 31 days. The theatrical title Warner is streaming on Max as part of WarnerMedia’s dual-distribution movie approach to the 2020 theatrical slate during the pandemic.
Disney’s Cruella dropped a spot to No. 3 with a projected $11.2 million, and $43.7 million in the title’s first 10 days of release. The title is also available to Disney+ subscribers to buy for $29.99.
Universal Pictures’ debut of the animated Spirit Untamed generated an estimated $6.2 million across 3,211 screens in the No. 4 spot. Meanwhile, the studio’s F9 release topped $200 million at the Chinese box office — making the latest “Fast and Furious” release the highest-grossing U.S. movie at the Chinese box office — ahead of Warner Bros.’ Godzilla vs. Kong.