‘Annabelle: Creation’ overperforms, tops the box office

On Friday I mentioned that it was the dog days of summer at the box office, but someone forgot to tell audiences that, as the week’s biggest new release had a solid debut. Here’s what went down:


With a combination of strong reviews and its place as the first horror film in theatres in a while, Annabelle: Creation had an outstanding debut at the box office, bringing in an estimated $35 million. Though it will likely drop off in its second weekend as most horror films do, Annabelle: Creation has already more than doubled its production budget of $15 million, so the studio is definitely celebrating. How long until a third film is announced?

As for the rest of the top five, Dunkirk was in second place with $11.4 million. The Nut Job 2 debut in third placed with a lacklustre $8.9 million. The Dark Tower had a massive 70% drop to land in fourth place with $7.8 million, while The Emoji Movie closed things out in fifth place with $6.6 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Annabelle: Creation – $32 million
2) Dunkirk – $13 million
3) The Nut Job 2 – $11 million
4) Girls Trip – $9 million 
5) The Dark Tower – $7 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Annabelle: Creation – $35 million
2) Dunkirk – $11.4 million
3) The Nut Job 2 – $8.9 million
4) The Dark Tower – $7.8 million 
5) The Emoji Movie – $6.6 million

Next weekend sees the release of The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Logan Lucky. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!




About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on August 13, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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