New Line Cinema’s latest installment, “The Nun II,” has once again sent shivers down the spines of horror enthusiasts in the Philippines. As the newest chapter in “The Conjuring” Universe, this film, directed by Michael Chaves and produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, made a hair-raising debut, securing the top spot at the box office with an impressive PHP 90 million in its opening weekend on September 6.
A representative from Warner Bros. Distributors (WBD) expressed their excitement, stating, “This weekend’s success is a testament to the high want-to-see factor of fans of “The Conjuring” Universe, the evergreen franchise that continues to frighten cinemagoers around the globe. New Line Cinema has become the ‘haunted’ home of horror, and ticket buyers were back for more of the iconic Demon Nun, continuing its evil trek across Europe. We are excited by these impressive opening numbers and anticipate that great word of mouth will continue to drive business in the coming weeks as we head into Halloween.”
About the Film
Set in 1956 France, “The Nun II” unveils a chilling tale of murder and malevolence. The storyline follows Sister Irene, portrayed by Taissa Farmiga (“The Nun,” “The Gilded Age”), as she confronts the malevolent demon nun Valak once again.
Returning cast members include Jonas Bloquet (“Tirailleurs,” “The Nun”) as Maurice, Storm Reid (“Missing,” “The Suicide Squad”) as Sister Debra, Anna Popplewell (“Reign,” “The Chronicles of Narnia” trilogy) as Kate, and Bonnie Aarons (reprising her role from “The Nun”) reprising her role as the Demon Nun. They are joined by a talented ensemble of international actors, including Katelyn Rose Downey (“The Princess”) as Sophie, Suzanne Bertish (“Dead Ringers”) as Madame Laurent, Léontine D’Oncieu (“Two Tickets to Greece”) as Simone, Anouk Darwin Homewood (“The Flood”) as Celeste and Gael Raës (“Simone: Woman of the Century”) as Cedric.
Michael Chaves (“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”) directs the film, with a screenplay by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing (“Eli,” “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”), and Akela Cooper (“M3GAN,” “Malignant”). The story is based on characters created by James Wan and Gary Dauberman.
The Safran Company’s Peter Safran and Atomic Monster’s James Wan produce, continuing their collaboration as filmmakers on all of the previous “Conjuring” films. “The Nun II” is executive produced by Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, Judson Scott and Michael Polaire.
“The Conjuring” Universe stands as the highest-grossing horror franchise in history, with a global box office exceeding $2 billion. Notably, four of its titles have crossed the $300 million mark worldwide: “The Nun” ($366 million), “The Conjuring 2” ($322 million), “The Conjuring” ($320 million), and “Annabelle: Creation” ($307 million). Each of the seven films in the franchise has grossed over $200 million.
“The Nun” remains the franchise’s top-earning film, with a staggering $366 million in worldwide earnings.
Presented by New Line Cinema and produced by Atomic Monster and Safran Company, “The Nun II” is distributed globally by Warner Bros. Pictures. This spine-tingling horror film is currently showing in theaters, inviting brave souls to experience the terror firsthand.
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