Supernatural Horror Thriller Tops $300 Million Worldwide
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- New Line Cinema's "The Conjuring" has surpassed the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office, it was announced today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
James Wan's supernatural horror thriller has earned a staggering $306.6 million at the worldwide box office, taking in $137.2 million in the U.S., and $169.4 million overseas. Domestically, the film had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original horror film and has gone on to become one of only three horror films to gross more than $100 million in the summer. Internationally, "The Conjuring" has surpassed all expectations for the genre, becoming the highest grossing Warner Bros. Pictures horror release within the past 15 years internationally, second only to the 1973 release of "The Exorcist." It is also the highest grossing horror film ever in territories such as Belgium, Korea, Mexico and Australia.
In making the announcement, Fellman said, "These incredible results prove that regardless of genre, a compelling tale, well told, will continue to draw audiences even in this highly competitive marketplace."
Kwan Vandenberg added, "The international response among audiences of all ages is nothing short of phenomenal. We're thrilled to see this outstanding film resonate even in markets that don't traditionally favor the genre."
Based on the true life story, "The Conjuring" tells the tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.
From New Line Cinema comes a feature film drawn from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. "The Conjuring" stars Academy Award(R) nominee Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air," TV's "Bates Motel") and Patrick Wilson ("Insidious") as the Warrens, and Ron Livingston ("The Odd Life of Timothy Green") and Lili Taylor (TV's "Hemlock Grove") as Roger and Carolyn Perron, residents of the house. Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy and newcomer Kyla Deaver play the Perrons' five daughters, and Sterling Jerins is the Warrens' little girl, Judy. Rounding out the cast are Marion Guyot, Steve Coulter, Shannon Kook, and John Brotherton.
James Wan ("Saw," "Insidious") directed the film from a screenplay by Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes ("The Reaping"). The film is produced by Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter serving as executive producers.
New Line Cinema presents a Safran Company / Evergreen Media Group Production of a James Wan Film, "The Conjuring." The film is being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
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