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‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Scares Up Easter Weekend Win [Box Office]

It’s the calm before the storm weekend, and Warner Bros./New Line has two success stories coming out of Easter. First up, “The Conjuring” series keeps posting results. The sixth film in the series (‘Conjuring 3’ doesn’t come out until 2020), “The Curse of La Llorona,” a horror spin-off from the series won the weekend singlehandedly with a very nice $26.5 million; even better when you consider the movie cost $9 million to make.

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Led by ‘The Curse of La Llorona,’ This Easter Box Office is the Worst In a Quarter Century

Led by ‘The Curse of La Llorona,’ This Easter Box Office is the Worst In a Quarter Century
With total grosses this weekend around $110 million, “Avengers: Endgame” can’t come soon enough. In attendance, it’s the worst Easter weekend since at least 1994 — a period when the North American population was 20% less than what it is today.

It also marks the 13th weekend out of 16 so far in 2019 in which results lagged below the preceding year. This one is particularly grim because this 12% drop compares to a date one week post Easter. The actual 2018 Easter weekend grossed $140 million, which would represent a 21% drop. Best not to think about it.

That makes the results for “The Curse of La Llorona” stand out more. Budgeted at $9 million, this horror film (tangentially related to the “Conjuring” franchise) opened over $25 million. Easter weekend typically is a strong draw for Latino audiences, and they made up about half of the ticket buyers for this Mexican-folklore story. This is a core group that continues to be underserved by studios,
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‘La Llorona’ Conjures $30M Overseas Bow; ‘Shazam!’ & ‘Dumbo’ cross $300M Ww – International Box Office

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Update, writethru: Warner Bros/New Line’s James Wan-produced horror pic The Curse Of La Llorona haunted cinemas in 71 overseas markets this frame, opening to $30M at the international box office. Along with domestic, the global bow is $56.5M.

In many countries, the Easter weekend is bracketed by days off on the Friday and/or Monday, and Llorona, with its Catholic iconography, tapped into that. Latin America leans into horror and this film, with Mexican folklore at its center, was No. 1 in the region where it is tracking above The Conjuring (+11%), Halloween (+30%), A Quiet Place (+60%) and Lights Out (+95%). Mexico leads all play at $5.3M while Europe and parts of Asia had decent starts; Brazil was slightly soft with the market dominated by family fare and the faith-based Breakthrough.

The thriftily-priced $9M La Llorona still has Japan and the UK to come. Too bad it didn’t release
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Curse of La Llorona Wins Worst Easter Weekend Box Office in 10 Years

Curse of La Llorona Wins Worst Easter Weekend Box Office in 10 Years
The Curse of La Llorona debuted above expectation this weekend to take the number one spot at the box office. From the same team behind The Conjuring franchise, the horror movie was initially tracking to bring in between $15 million and $20 million and ended up earning $26.5 million over the slow Easter weekend. However, the R-rated horror movie wasn't able to scare up bigger numbers, along with the rest of the movies in the top ten, which has led to this year being the worst Easter weekend at the box office in a decade.

DC's Shazam! spent two weeks at number one and has been blowing away initial box office expectations. This weekend, the movie fell to number two, after bringing in $17.3 million. To date, the superhero movie has made over $322 million globally. Fox's drama Breakthrough debuted this weekend and took the number three position after earning an impressive $11.1 million.
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How Hispanic Audiences Drove New Line’s ‘La Llorona’ To $26.5M Easter Weekend B.O. Win

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How Hispanic Audiences Drove New Line’s ‘La Llorona’ To $26.5M Easter Weekend B.O. Win
Two weeks before Avengers: Infinity War posted an all-time record opening of $257.6M last year, New Line had the Dwayne Johnson monster production Rampage, which they teed up before the mammoth Marvel beast and earned $101M.

But this year, with Easter being late and many rivals dodging the frame due to Avengers: Endgame, they rolled the dice on programming a $9M James Wan horror movie, The Curse of La Llorona, and beat the $15M-$17M domestic tracking with a $26.5M weekend win largely built on Hispanic audiences turning up at 49%. With a release in 71 territories, making it the No. 1 pic abroad and in Latin America, Llorona‘s global purse stands at $56.5M. Imax drove $3M of the pic’s global business, $2M of that being in the U.S. from 383 locations.

The South and Western regions of the Us repped 73% of Llorona‘s domestic box office, on a weekend when
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'The Curse Of La Llorona' claims global box office crown

Us reaches $75m at international box office for Universal; Dumbo crosses $200m.

The Curse Of La Llorona opened top of the global box office for Warner Bros over the weekend, earning an estimated $57m including $30m from 71 international markets, while stablemate Shazam! crossed $200m internationally.

Warner Bros Pictures International

The Curse Of La Llorona, the latest film to hail from The Conjuring universe, based on a Mexican myth about the ghost of a woman who drowned her children, ranks number one across Latin America, where executives said it is tracking 11% ahead of the opening weekend of The Conjuring and more
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Box Office: ‘Curse of La Llorona’ Wins Worst Easter Weekend in Over a Decade

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Warner Bros. and New Line’s “The Curse of La Llorona” ascended to the top of domestic box office charts, conjuring $26.5 million when it opened in 3,372 North American theaters.

La Llorona” is the latest horror movie to outperform expectations, further cementing the genre as one of the most reliable box office draws. Even so, “La Llorona” and other new releases “Breakthrough” and “Penguins” couldn’t salvage movie theaters from suffering the worst Easter weekend showing in almost 15 years. This weekend’s offerings amassed a combined $112 million in ticket sales, the lowest haul since 2005, according to Comscore. The decline in sales is likely because the rest of Hollywood avoided opening a big movie ahead of Disney and Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame,” which is expected to crush records when it debuts on April 26.

The Curse of La Llorona” also launched this weekend in 71 international markets, where it collected $30 million for a global start of $56.5 million.
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Video Interview: The Curse Of La Llorona Director and Stars on the Hispanic Folklore Tale

This weekend, The Curse of La Llorona hit theaters and expanded the universe of The Conjuring. It’s a time to celebrate the opportunity for Hispanic audiences to see a folklore tale that is so deeply woven into their culture…not to mention another horror movie hitting the silver screen! Today, we’ve got an exclusive video interview […] The post Video Interview: The Curse Of La Llorona Director and Stars on the Hispanic Folklore Tale appeared first on Dread Central.
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The Conjuring 3 Logo Officially Revealed

The Conjuring 3 Logo Officially Revealed
The official logo for The Conjuring 3 has been revealed ahead of this summer's production start, originally posted to director Michael Chavez's website. It was just announced that the highly anticipated sequel will be hitting theaters on the ominous date of September 11th, 2020 in North America and horror fans are excited to see the Warrens back on the big screen in their own movie. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are playing Ed and Lorraine Warren in this summer's Annabelle Comes Home, but they will have rather small roles.

The Conjuring 3 logo is in the same style as the previous installments in terms of color and tone. It's dark and should get horror fans excited to see what director Michael Chaves is bringing to the franchise. Chaves just released The Curse of La Llorona, which has been receiving mixed reviews from critics. With that being said, Vera Farmiga promises the third
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The 1 Superstition That Continues to Make Its Way Into Every Conjuring Universe Movie

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The 1 Superstition That Continues to Make Its Way Into Every Conjuring Universe Movie
As it currently stands, there are five movies in the Conjuring universe, but three more are on the way. That's a lot of creepy sets, a lot of crucifixes, and a lot of fiddling with spiritual forces we as humans can barely grasp. As it turns out, though, there's a special superstition in place that at least seems to keep the demons and ghouls at bay. This past December, I was lucky enough to visit the Los Angeles set of the next slated film, Annabelle Comes Home, where I learned a pretty interesting fact about these movies: they always have the set blessed by an actual priest to ward off evil spirits.

During my visit, I was shepherded through the day by the production's charming unit publicist, James Ferrera. He's the one who told me about the fun fact. As it turns out, they didn't think to bless the set
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Lorraine Warren, Inspiration for The Conjuring and The Amityville Horror Franchises, Dies at 92

Lorraine Warren, Inspiration for The Conjuring and The Amityville Horror Franchises, Dies at 92
Lorraine Warren, whose profession as a paranormal investigator inspired the film The Conjuring, has died. She was 92.

Warren’s grandson, Chris McKinnell, shared the news in a Facebook post on Friday in which he shared several photos of her alongside her husband Ed, who worked alongside her until his death in August 2006 at the age of 79.

“Last night my grandmother, Lorraine Warren, quietly and peacefully left us to join her beloved Ed,” McKinnell wrote. “She was happy and laughing until the very end. She was my angel and my hero, and she will be deeply missed.”

He added, “Please join
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Critics Call ‘The Conjuring’ Spinoff ‘La Llorona’ ‘Anemic’ and ‘Timid’

Critics Call ‘The Conjuring’ Spinoff ‘La Llorona’ ‘Anemic’ and ‘Timid’
Reviews are in for the newest spinoff film inspired by “The Conjuring” universe, “The Curse of La Llorona,” and the horror film appears to be dead on arrival, at least as far as critics are concerned. “La Llorona” is the latest film to hit the formerly revered franchise begun in 2013 by director James Wan and writers Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes. That includes both “The Conjuring” movies, two “Annabelle” movies with a third on the way, and last year’s box-office hit but critical failure “The Nun,” which also has a sequel coming. Wan handed over the reigns to director Michael Chaves for “La Llorona,” which is currently the franchise’s only standalone film. From reading the reviews below — it may stay that way.

Inspired by Latin American folk tales and set in 1970s Los Angeles, “La Llorona” follows a social worker and her two children who are being
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15 Facts About the ‘Conjuring’-Verse Hauntings, Including ‘The Nun’ (Photos)

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15 Facts About the ‘Conjuring’-Verse Hauntings, Including ‘The Nun’ (Photos)
The Conjuring” has led to spin-offs and sequels based on the experiences of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. But what actually “happened” and what was invented for the movies? Here’s a rundown of where real accounts and Hollywood screenwriting meet in “The Conjuring,” the “Annabelle” movies, and ‘The Nun.”

The Conjuring” is based on a real reported haunting

The first film in the “Conjuring”-verse is mostly an actual, reported event, if you believe in that sort of thing. As demonstrated with photos during the end credits of the movie, the Perron family really did exist, and reported they were being attacked by some kind of entity. The Warrens did, in fact, investigate. Both Lorraine Warren and the Perron family signed off on the movie as well.

The Warrens really do have that museum of creepy things

The Warrens began their research in 1952 and decided to open
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Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator and Inspiration Behind ‘The Conjuring’ Series, Has Died

Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator and Inspiration Behind ‘The Conjuring’ Series, Has Died
Real-life ghost hunter Lorraine Warren, who, with her late husband Ed, inspired The Conjuring series, has died at 92. The Warrens made a name for themselves investigating several famous hauntings, most notably the Amityville Horror case. In 2013, Vera Farmiga portrayed Lorraine in James Wan’s hit horror film The Conjuring, which would go on to inspire both sequels and […]

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Famed Paranormal Investigator and Inspiration For The Conjuring Franchise Lorraine Warren Has Passed Away at 92

The New England Society for Psychic Research announced this morning that famed paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren passed away. She died in her sleep on Thursday night and she was 92 years old.

Lorraine and her husband Ed were Connecticut based paranormal investigators, and as many of you already know, they were a part of some of the most prominent haunting and possession cases that we know about. Many of these cases are being told in movie form thanks to The Conjuring movie franchise.

Some of those investigations include The Perron Family Haunting, The Amityville Case, Annabelle the Doll, A Haunting in Connecticut, The Southend Werewolf, The Trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson and more. In the 1950s the Warrens started the New England Society for Psychic Research.

Her husband, Ed Warren, passed away in 2006 at the age of 79.

I’ve been fascinated by the paranormal adventures of the Warrens for a long time,
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Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator Who Inspired ‘The Conjuring,’ Dies at 92

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Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator Who Inspired ‘The Conjuring,’ Dies at 92
Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigator and demonologist whose life inspired franchises like “The Conjuring” and “The Amityville Horror,” has died. She was 92.

Warren’s son-in-law Tony Spera confirmed the news. Spera said on Facebook, “She died peacefully in her sleep at home.” He continued, “She was a remarkable, loving, compassionate and giving soul. To quote Will Rogers, she never met a person she didn’t like. She was an avid animal lover and contributed to many animal charities and rescues. She was wonderful and giving to her entire family. May God Bless her.”

Along with her husband Ed Warren, the couple founded the New England Society For Psychic Research. The duo investigated a number of high profile supernatural cases including the Lindley Street poltergeist, the Smurl haunting, the West Point ghost, the Perron farmhouse haunting, and the Amityville murders. The Warrens’ work has inspired films like “The Conjuring” franchise, the “The Amityville Horror” franchise,
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Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren Dies at 92

Aaron Sagers Apr 19, 2019

Lorraine Warren, who along with her husband Ed, investigated cases that inspired The Conjuring, Annabelle, and more, had died.

A legend in the world of ghosts, on this plane of existence and perhaps the next, has passed on.

Lorraine Warren, purported medium, ghost hunter, and author involved with cases popularized in paranormal pop culture films The Amityville Horror, The Conjuring, The Haunting in Connecticut, and Annabelle, has died at age 92. According to her son-in-law Tony Spera, Warren passed away in her sleep last night.

Lorraine -- along with her husband Ed, who died in 2006 -- founded the New England Society for Psychic Research, and claim to have investigated more than 10,000 paranormal cases. The duo became celebrities who appeared on talk shows, and gave lectures on the topics of ghosts, and demonology.

Born January 31, 1927, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised Roman Catholic, Lorraine stated she could see auras around
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Warner Bros titles 'Shazam!', 'La Llorona' to battle for international box office crown

Warner Bros titles 'Shazam!', 'La Llorona' to battle for international box office crown
Warner Bros Pictures International executives find themselves with the high-class problem of two films competing for Hollywood’s international box office crown this weekend.

Superhero adaptation Shazam! has dominated the global and international charts for the past two weekends and faces a challenge from The Curse Of La Llorona, the latest horror film to emerge from The Conjuring stable that launches in select key markets this weekend day-and-date with North America.

Shazam! has generated $178m and
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Vera Farmiga Posts Heartfelt Tribute to ‘Conjuring’ Subject Lorraine Warren, Dead at 92

Vera Farmiga Posts Heartfelt Tribute to ‘Conjuring’ Subject Lorraine Warren, Dead at 92
Following the death of paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, actress Vera Farmiga has posted a heartfelt tribute on social media to the woman who inspired “The Conjuring” movie universe. Farmiga has played Warren in “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2.” Warren’s passing was confirmed by her son-in-law Tony Spera, who wrote on social media Warren died “peacefully in her sleep at home.” Warren was 92 years old.

“My dear friend Lorraine Warren has passed,” Farmiga wrote on Instagram in a post accompanied by photographs of the two women together. “From my deep feeling of sorrow, a deep feeling of gratitude emerges. I was so blessed to have known her and am honored to portray her.”

Farmiga continued, “She lived her life in grace and cheerfulness. She wore a helmet of salvation, she dawned her sword of compassion, and took a shield of faith. Righteousness was her breastplate, and she has touched my life so.
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