August 11 Weekend Roundup: Annabelle Spooks to the Top

Annabelle: Creation breathed life back into the declining box office season with another successful entry in the popular horror franchise. Opening at $35M, Annabelle: Creation continues the mega success built on James Wan’s The Conjuring. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature however failed to garner much fanfare as it opened to a much lower $8.3M, less than half of the first film’s opening numbers.

The below chart shows our forecasts (lower bound, mean, upper bound) from last Friday next to several other industry forecasts and actual performance.

Title Actual Pilot
Annabelle: Creation $35.0M ($32.5M, $34.4M, $36.6M) $30M $31.5M $30M
The Nut Job 2 $8.3M ($8.5M, $8.9M, $9.0M) $10M $9.5M $11M

We’ll be back later this week with forecasts for The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Logan Lucky.

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