Weekend Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Easily Takes Top Spot

The Next Conjuring Spinoff

The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle: Creation (Warner Bros./New Line Cinema) easily took the top spot at the box office with $35 million in its opening weekend.

Receiving a B CinemaScore from audiences, the $15 million doll horror film is directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia, and Miranda Otto.

Christopher Nolan‘s WWII drama, Dunkirk (Warner Bros.) took the second spot with $11.4 million and has now grossed a total of $153.7 million at the North American box office.

Open Road Films animated sequel The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature took third with $8.9 million, the worst opening ever for a film in more than 4,000 theaters. Directed by Cal Brunker, the flick received a B+ CinemaScore and is voiced by Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, and Katherine Heigl.

Last week’s top film, the poorly received Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower (Columbia Pictures/MRC), which stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, plummeted to fourth place with $7.9 million in its second week of release.

Rounding out the top five was Sony Animation’s The Emoji Movie. Featuring the voice cast of T.J. Miller, James Corden and Anna Faris, one of the most misguided films of the year made $6.6 million and has earned $63.6 million after three weeks.

1. Annabelle: Creation – $35,040,000
2. Dunkirk – $11,405,000
3. The Nut Job 2 – $8,934,000
4. The Dark Tower – $7,875,000
5. The Emoji Movie – $6,580,000
6. Girls Trip – $6,520,000
7. Spider Man: Homecoming – $6,100,000
8. Kidnap – $5,225,000
9. The Glass Castle – $4,875,000
10. Atomic Blonde – $4,572,000