Hollywood is running riot at the Indian box-office these days, and The Nun is the latest entry to join the list of American films to have taken a resounding start in our shores. After Avengers: Infinity War (which broke all records), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Mission Impossible: Fallout (franchise record), Deadpool 2, and Black Panther, the next Hollywood film set to make a huge splash in India is The Nun, if its opening is any indication. The latest entry in the super-successful Conjuring Universe was off to a flier on day one, with Rs. crore nett in its kitty, and looks poised to grow well over the weekend.
The last two films of this franchise, Annabelle: Creation and The Conjuring 2 both scared up in excess of 50 crore nett during their lifetime runs, after taking opening lower that The Nun. However, both those films received better reviews, and early signs show that the word-of-mouth, too, was better, So, we’ll have to reserve judgment on where where The Nun is likely to end up though it’s pretty certain that the film should be another clean hit for the growing Hollywood market in India as well as a sign of the resurgence of horror (pure horror or horror-comedies) with Stree (just last week) and Golmaal Again (last year) both enjoying terrific runs at the box-office.
|Film||Day One Nett Collection|
|The Nun (2017)||7.75 crore|
|Annabelle: Creation (2017)||7.40 crore|
|The Conjuring 2 (2016)||5.25 crore|
|Annabelle (2014)||2.50 crore|
|The Conjuring (2013)||75 lakh|
Compared to the week’s Bollywood releases, The Nun has collected more than double than all three Hindi film – Paltan, Laila Majnu, and Gali Guleiyan – put together, once again displaying how Hollywood can now utterly dominate local films, especially those that don’t hold much appeal or face value for desi audiences. And this is certainly not something to rejoice about. Our local film industries better pull up their socks – almost each new release every week or at least every alternate week should be exciting enough to draw Indian masses to the theaters and stave off the serious threat posed by Hollywood.
Image Source: Warner Bros.
Disclaimer: Our box-office figures have been compiled from reliable sources and our own extensive research, and are indicative of the film’s performance in the trade. However, Movified doesn’t claim any legitimacy over the accuracy of the data, and cannot be held responsible for any discrepancy in the same.