Hollywood film The Nun, the fifth in the series of Conjuring films, hit the screens on Friday and registered a record-breaking opening day at the box office. It made Rs 8 crore on the first day of its release, which is a record for the Conjuring franchise in India. The horror movie has earned a total of Rs 28.50 crore in its opening weekend in the market.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce that the earnings came from 1603 screens across India. He even credited the film to be the best opening of the 'Conjuring' franchise. Adarsh wrote, "#TheNun emerges the franchise's best opener... Biz went slightly down on Sun [vis-a-vis Sat], but has packed a strong total in its opening weekend... Thu previews 30 lakhs, Fri 8 cr, Sat 10.20 cr, Sun 10 cr. Total: 28.50 cr Nett BOC [1603 screens]. India biz. All versions."
#TheNun emerges the franchise’s best opener... Biz went slightly down on Sun [vis-à-vis Sat], but has packed a strong total in its opening weekend... Thu previews 30 lakhs, Fri 8 cr, Sat 10.20 cr, Sun 10 cr. Total: ₹ 28.50 cr Nett BOC [1603 screens]. India biz. All versions.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 10, 2018
Now, experts have predicted that the film will go on earn around Rs 4 to 5 crore on Monday.
If you have seen 'Conjuring 2', you must remember the terrifying character Valak. 'The Nun' gives further insight into the story of Valak.
However, despite the glowing success at the box office, The Nun has been slammed by critics for its dreary plot and is said to be devoid of any scares.
'The Nun' is directed by Corin Hardy and is a prequel to 'The Conjuring'. James Wan and Peter Safran are the producers of the film. The duo has produced all films of 'The Conjuring' franchise.
The film hit the screens on September 7.