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Can ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Keep ‘Conjuring’ Series Hot at the Box Office?

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Can ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Keep ‘Conjuring’ Series Hot at the Box Office?
While “Toy Story 4” is expected to stay No. 1 at the box office for a second weekend, two smaller budget films will try to carve niches for themselves in between the Pixar film and next week’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” One is Universal/Working Title’s Beatles-inspired comedy “Yesterday,” while the other is Warner Bros. and New Line’s latest installment in the “Conjuring” series, “Annabelle Comes Home.”

“Annabelle” will be the first to enter theaters, opening Tuesday night for previews before opening on 3,525 screens on Wednesday. Warner Bros. is projecting a five-day opening of $30 million, while independent trackers are projecting an opening closer to $40 million. By comparison, the last film in the “Annabelle” series, “Annabelle: Creation,” opened to $35 million over three days in August 2017.

Also Read: 'Annabelle Comes Home' Film Review: Horror Sequel Conjures Up Barely Any Real Scares

Since its launch six years ago,
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Box Office: ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ and ‘Yesterday’ Take on ‘Toy Story 4’

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Box Office: ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ and ‘Yesterday’ Take on ‘Toy Story 4’
The weekend box office has gone to the dolls. “Annabelle Comes Home,” a supernatural horror film about a possessed toy, is facing off against another band of plastic figurines: “Toy Story 4.”

Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” is expected to dominate box office charts again over newcomers “Annabelle Comes Home” and “Yesterday,” a fantasy musical set to the Beatles classics.

Annabelle Comes Home” is getting a head start on the weekend, debuting Wednesday in 3,525 North American theaters. It’s expected to earn $30 million over the five-day frame. Warner Bros. and New Line are distributing “Annabelle Comes Home,” a sequel to 2014’s “Annabelle” and 2017’s “Annabelle: Creation” and the seventh entry in the Conjuring franchise. Should estimates hold, “Annabelle Comes Home” would rank on the lower end of Conjuring debuts, which have ranged from “The Nun’s” $53 million to the first “Annabelle’s” $37 million.

Aquaman” filmmaker James Wan, who also directed multiple “Conjuring” installments,
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‘Toy Story 4’ Climbs To $135M+ Through 4 Days & Will Dominate Next Weekend Before ‘Spider-Man’ Swings In – B.O. Preview

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Disney’s Toy Story 4 drew an estimated $14.2 million Monday, taking its four-day total to $135.1M. It will continue to conquer the box office into this weekend with $60M-$70M ( a 40%-50% drop) before Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home brings another flood of cash in next Tuesday.

Toy Story 4‘s first Monday is the fourth best for a Disney animated film after Incredibles 2 ($23.6M), Finding Dory ($19.5M) and Toy Story 3 ($15.6M).

Some in the distribution community have expressed concerned there’s a sequelitis funk in the marketplace after Toy Story 4 came in under its $140M-plus projections. Sequelitis really isn’t to blame here as audiences showed in bulk that they made Toy Story 4 the biggest domestic opening in the 24-year old Pixar franchise. Disney-reported Monday actuals came in at $120.9M for the weekend, higher than the $118M the studio was originally observing Sunday morning.
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‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Review: The Best ‘Conjuring’ Spin-Off Brings John Hughes to the Usual Horror Routine

‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Review: The Best ‘Conjuring’ Spin-Off Brings John Hughes to the Usual Horror Routine
Marvel and Star Wars delivered the biggest event movies of the past decade, but “The Conjuring” franchise has churned along with more confidence and consistency than either of them. James Wan’s 2013 entry set the template in motion, with real-life demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) providing a backdrop for endless jump scares. Having grossed upwards of $1.6 billion, “The Conjuring” universe has proven that sometimes, the most lucrative ideas require less CGI wizardry than spooky silence, and the lingering possibility that something terrifying could break it.

Well, that, and one helluva spooky doll. Annabelle, one of several horror tropes laying within the Warrens’ cabinet of paranormal monstrosities, showed the potential to carry her own creepy spin-off from the very first scene of “The Conjuring.” With “Annabelle” and prequel “Annabelle: Creation,” the stationary figure became a gateway for demonic forces seeking the souls of young children. “Annabelle Comes Home
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Annabelle Comes Home Review

Annabelle Comes Home might be set in the 1970s, but it plays like pure '80s slasher movie schlock.

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As a decade reaches its end, it’s too easy for critics to become precious about the studio trends of recent movie culture. Every few years pop culture is dominated by styles and tastes, and tastes are a transient thing. Yet when coming upon a film like Annabelle Comes Home—the third spinoff/prequel-turned-sequel to The Conjuring—it is impossible to not notice how this mega-franchise has defined the type of horror movies we got in the 2010s. Once a breath of wicked fresh air from James Wan, his throwback to ‘70s dread (and dubious “true story” claims) has birthed a decidedly modern understanding of a “shared universe.” And as creepy as his two macabre Conjuring movies were, in that haunted house theme park kind of way, the
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Win Free Passes To The St. Louis Advance Screening Of Annabelle Comes Home

Annabelle Comes Home” is the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe. Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the “Annabelle” films, “It” and “The Nun,” makes his directorial debut on the film, which is produced by Peter Safran (“Aquaman”), who has produced all the films in the “Conjuring” franchise, and “Conjuring” universe creator James Wan (“Aquaman”).

Enter for your chance to win two free passes to the St. Louis advance screening of “Annabelle Comes Home” . The theatrical sneak preview will be on June 19 at 7pm.

Enter Here: http://www.wbtickets.com/ChBNX40869

No Purchase Required. A pass does not guarantee a seat at a screening. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. The theater is overbooked to assure a full house.

The film is rated R for Horror Violence and Terror.

Catch the scary new trailer now.
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Enter the Warrens’ Room of Haunted Artifacts in New 360-Degree Video for Annabelle Comes Home

Some homeowners use their spare room for storage or a guest bedroom. Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren use theirs to contain artifacts haunted by demonic entities. Shortly after becoming the latest addition in the Warrens' artifact room, the deadly doll known as Annabelle (controlled by an inhuman spirit) receives a curious visitor (played by Katie Sarife) in Annabelle Comes Home, and a new 360-degree experience allows you to be the one who pays Annabelle a doomed visit in the Warrens' forbidden room of horrors.

You can take a stroll through the Warrens' artifact room below—just be sure to keep your head on a swivel...

Warner Bros. will release New Line Cinema's Annabelle Comes Home on Wednesday, June 26th. In case you missed it, read our Annabelle Comes Home edit bay visit impressions and interview with writer/director Gary Dauberman, check out Heather Wixson's set visit report,
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The Writer of Stephen King's Salem's Lot Movie To Make a Unique and Scary Vampire Movie

Horror movie master James Wan is producing a feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic vampire novel Salem’s Lot. That film is being written by Gary Dauberman and during a recent interview with /Film, he talked about what he is planning for the film.

I’m a fan of King’s Salem’s Lot novel and I even liked the creepy miniseries that was made in 1979. A couple of things that Dauberman is looking to deliver is something unique and scary. He wants this to be a truly scary vampire movie!

"I did have a unique way into it but again, I think the book in itself is unique. Certainly now, I haven’t seen a scary vampire movie in a long, long time and I’d really love to tackle that. It’s one of my favorite books. It’s one of my favorite Stephen King books.
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New Trailer For Annabelle Comes Home

You can now watch the utterly terrifying new trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros./New Line Cinema’s film Annabelle Comes Home, but may we suggest keeping the lights on!

The seventh film in the “Conjuring” cinematic universe appears set to terrify audiences once again, as Annabelle appears to be in search of yet another soul to consume. The new trailer reveals that the doll which has haunted our nightmares since the first “Conjuring” sequel in 2014 is back at the Warren household and locked up safely in her glass case, however, the trailer reveals she will not be staying locked up for very long.

Annabelle Comes Home” is the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe. Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the “Annabelle” films, “It” and “The Nun,” makes his directorial debut on the film, which is
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All The Evil Spirits Are Released In Second Trailer For Annabelle Comes Home

“Annabelle…she’s in a case for a reason.”

Coming to theaters this summer on June 26 is Annabelle Comes Home.

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

Catch the scary new trailer now.

The movie is the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe. Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the “Annabelle” films, “It” and “The Nun,” makes his directorial debut on the film, which is produced by Peter Safran (“Aquaman”), who has produced
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Annabelle Comes Home Trailer #2 Continues the Terrifying Saga of The Conjuring

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Annabelle Comes Home Trailer #2 Continues the Terrifying Saga of The Conjuring
Annabelle Comes Home, literally, in an-all new trailer for the third installment of this terrifying horror franchise, which is in itself a spin-off of The Conjuring, which is two sequels deep and counting, not to mention The Nun spin-off and this year's earlier installment The Curse of Llorona. We can't say that Annabelle Comes Home will be the scariest of the bunch, but the director did recently promise more humor this time around, some of which you can see in this latest sneak peek.

Annabelle Comes Home is the third installment of New Line Cinema's hugely successful Annabelle films starring the infamous sinister doll from The Conjuring universe. Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the Annabelle films, It and The Nun, makes his directorial debut on the film, which is produced by Peter Safran (Aquaman), who has produced all the films in The Conjuring franchise, and Conjuring universe creator James Wan
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Evil Seeks to “Possess Them All” in New Trailer for Annabelle Comes Home

A supernatural antagonist to paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, the deadly doll known as Annabelle will return to the big screen this summer to wreak havoc in the Warrens' own house in Annabelle Comes Home, and a new trailer shows that Annabelle has an arsenal of eerie items to play with this time around.

Warner Bros. will release New Line Cinema's Annabelle Comes Home on Wednesday, June 26th. You can watch the new trailer below, check here to read Heather Wixson's set visit report, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on Annabelle Comes Home, which is written and directed by Gary Dauberman.

Annabelle Comes Home” is the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe. Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the “Annabelle” films, “It” and “The Nun,” makes his directorial debut on the film,
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Shazam! 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD details and special features revealed

Warner Bros. has announced the home entertainment release of the DC solo superhero movie Shazam! which is set for a digital release on July 2nd, and hits shelves on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 16th; check out the cover artwork and special features details here…

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Watch all of the powers and none of the practice when “Shazam!” arrives on 4K Uhd Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. David F. Sandberg directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Mark Strong in the role of DC Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana and Asher Angel as Billy Batson.

“Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, and Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou as the Wizard. The cast also includes Faithe Herman
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Simon Pegg, Lulu Wilson to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Becky’

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Simon Pegg, Lulu Wilson to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Becky’
In a pre-Cannes Film Festival development, Simon Pegg and horror film breakout Lulu Wilson have signed on to star in the independent action-thriller “Becky.”

Highland Film Group is handling international sales which will commence in Cannes next week. UTA Independent Film Group is handling the U.S. sale.

Wilson will star as the rebellious 13-year-old Becky, who is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father in an effort to try to reconnect after her mother’s death. The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Pegg), suddenly invade the lake house. Becky decides to take matters into her own hands. Principal photography is set to begin this summer.

Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion are directing. The film will be produced by Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions, alongside
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Simon Pegg, Lulu Wilson to star in Cannes-bound action thriller 'Becky' for Highland Film Group

John Wick’ meets 13-year-old girl thriller heads to Croisette.

Simon Pegg and Lulu Wilson will star in action thriller Becky and Highland Film Group will launch sales in Cannes next week.

UTA Independent Film Group represents Us rights on the story of a rebellious 13-year-old who goes with her father on a weekend getaway after her mother dies, and takes matters into her own hands when criminals led by Pegg’s character invade the lake house.

The film is described as John Wick in the form of a 13-year-old girl and is set to begin production this summer.

Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion are directing.
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New Release Date for Annabelle Comes Home

A supernatural antagonist to paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, the deadly doll known as Annabelle will return to the big screen to wreak havoc in Annabelle Comes Home, and we're going to be able to see the movie a bit earlier than expected. According to Exhibitor Relations, the new release date is now Wednesday, June 26th instead of its originally planned June 28th opening. This will give horror fans a packed block of theatrical horror releases leading up to the 4th of July, with Child's Play opening on June 21st, Annabelle Comes Home on June 26th, and Midsommar on July 3rd.

Annabelle Comes Home” is the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe. Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the “Annabelle” films, “It” and “The Nun,” makes his directorial debut on the film, which is produced by
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Where Does ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Fit Within The Conjuring Universe?

Directed by James Wan, The Conjuring was released in 2013. The film was a smash success and, because of its popularity, it produced not just a sequel, but its own cinematic universe. The story expanded outside of Lorraine and Ed Warren with films about eerie doll Annabelle, whom is briefly seen in The Conjuring, and the terrifying Nun from The Conjuring 2. Now comes a brand new entry – The Curse of La Llorona.

Whilst not featuring any supernatural presence that we’ve already seen in other Conjuring universe movies, The Curse of La Llorona clearly slots into the world. Annabelle‘s priest, Father Perez, makes a fleeting appearance to offer help to desperate mother Anna (Linda Cardellini) whose children are being hunted by La Llorona Aka The Weeping Woman. With so many films all interconnecting, and with the universe having a fondness to jumping all across time, we thought we’d
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Stephen King's Salem's Lot Movie Gets Producer James Wan and It Writer

Stephen King's Salem's Lot Movie Gets Producer James Wan and It Writer
Stephen King's Salem's Lot is finally coming to the big screen, courtesy of The Conjuring filmmaker James Wan and It screenwriter Gary Dauberman. King is, and has been, one of the premier voices in horror for decades now. That being the case, quite a few of his novels have been adapted for the big screen, with mixed results. But Salem's Lot has yet to actually be turned into a theatrically released movie. Until now that is. And two of the biggest names in the horror genre working today are on board.

According to a new report, Gary Dauberman will write the adaptation of Salem's Lot for Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema, with James Wan producing. Wan and Dauberman have teamed up for several entries in the very successful Conjuring franchise at New Line. As such, it's not terribly surprising that they've tapped the duo to bring this vampire
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Gary Dauberman, James Wan Adapting Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ For New Line Cinema

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Gary Dauberman, James Wan Adapting Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ For New Line Cinema
It scribe Gary Dauberman is taking on another Stephen King bestseller. The screenwriter is attached to pen the film adaptation to King’s 1975 horror novel Salem’s Lot, which James Wan (Atomic Monster) will produce along with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper.

Salem’s Lot was King’s second published novel and his first book to top the New York Times bestseller list at no. 1. The story follows Ben Mears, a writer who returns to the town of Salem’s Lot to write his next novel only to find that the residents are becoming vampires.

Dauberman is an executive producer on this project.

Dauberman, Wan, and New Line’s have collaborated on films from The Conjuring universe starting with 2014’s Annabelle. In addition to Annabelle and It, Dauberman is the writer behind Annabelle: Creation, The Nun, and forthcoming releases It Chapter Two and Annabelle Comes Home, which will also serve as Dauberman’s directorial debut.
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How the Composer of ‘Shazam!’ Could Be the Heir to Zimmer and Williams

How the Composer of ‘Shazam!’ Could Be the Heir to Zimmer and Williams
After the horror thrills of “Lights Out” and “Annabelle: Creation,” director David Sandberg and composer Benjamin Wallfisch shifted tone with the light-hearted adventure of “Shazam!,” the box office hit starring Zachary Levi as DC’s iconic child-man superhero.

“David and I started discussing the score several months before shooting began,” said Wallfisch (who has been busy lately scoring “Hellboy” and Nat Geo’s “Hostile Planet”), “and we just found ourselves geeking out over our shared love of the classic superhero and adventure/fantasy scores that were being written in the ’70s and ’80s, those huge thematic, orchestral scores that totally wore their heart on their sleeve and were unabashedly emotive and motivic.”

Naturally, Sandberg wanted to go with a “classic” sound for their score, since Shazam hails from the Golden Age of superhero comics in the ’40s. And, of course, they were all in for recording the score in London
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