The Conjuring 2 has proven its mettle and broken the sequels dilemma that seems to have devoured its competitors.
There is something about quality entertainment. Especially horror quality entertainment that makes the audience shudder. That is what director James Wan specializes in. He has proven his mettle in movies like Insidious franchise, Saw and the 2013 hit The Conjuring.
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However, this year many movies have suffered a very tumultuous fate when it came to sequels. Some of the biggest budget franchises suffered at the box office when there sequels were released. Some blamed it on the production, some on the content, some on the promotion and some just plainly dropped on as the days passed by.
Among these were movies like Disney Alice Through the Looking Glass, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Ride Along 2, The Neighbours 2 and many more. So many people were anticipating that the two sequels releasing this week might suffer the same results.
However, The Conjuring 2 has managed to break the curse. Earning $$40.4m (£28.5m) in its opening weekend, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson starrer horror went all the way to London this time. According to BBC, the movie has managed to attract a wide range of audience with its close to reality content based on true events.
Young, old, men and women, all turned up to watch this most anticipated scare in the theatres. Director James Wan and Warner Bros. are happy about the film’s performance on the box office. They might even be thinking about a third part.
The other sequel that released this weekend, Now You See Me 2 did not fare as well. Coming up behind Warcraft, the movie only earned $23 million in the opening weekend. Compared to the first movie, which stole away the box office, the second movie did not perform as expected.
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It might have done great business, had it not been up against The Conjuring 2 and Warcraft. The movie adaptation of Warcraft did not do so well on the U.S. box office but made up for it in China where it earned a huge opening.