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'Annabelle' Scares Up $35 Million at the North American Box Office
Aug 14, 2017 by: WENN
Creepy doll horror movie Annabelle: Creation has shot to the top of the North American box office by scaring up $35 million over the weekend.
The sequel debuted on Friday, August 11, 2017, to healthy reviews, and fans have flocked to see The Conjuring spin-off.
The film's impressive opening weekend take almost matches that for the first Annabelle film, which debuted with $37.1 million in October, 2014.
Christopher Nolan's war movie Dunkirk comes in second with a distant $11.4 million in its fourth weekend on release, giving executives at Warner Bros. the top two films in North America, while animated sequel The Nut Job 2 debuts in third place with $8.9 million.
Last week's number one film, The Dark Tower, drops to four with an estimated $7.9 million weekend take, and The Emoji Movie rounds out the top five.
The remainder of the top 10 features comedy Girls Trip at six, Spider-Man: Homecomingat seven, Halle Berry thriller Kidnap at eight, The Glass Castle, and Charlize Theron's action film Atomic Blonde.
Meanwhile, Tom Holland's new Spider-Man movie has become the fourth highest grossing film to feature the webslinger after shooting past $680 million at the international box office.
Spider-Man: Homecoming has hauled in over $300 million at the North American box office.
The original three Spider-Man movies, featuring Tobey Maguire, have all made more than Holland's new film, directed by Jon Watts, who has already signed on for the film's sequel. But the new Spider-Man film has already been a bigger hit than the two starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.
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