Weekend Box Office Update: “Dunkirk” Holding Steady in 2nd Place

After what looked like a slow start, it seems like the fourth installment of Warner Bros. and New Line’s Conjuring franchise, Annabelle: Creation is back on track, debuting with an estimated $35 million in the U.S. and Canada over the weekend.

Annabelle: Creation, however, still has the lowest opening installment of the series behind Annabelle’s $37.1 million, The Conjuring’s $41.9 million, and The Conjuring 2’s $40.4 million. The film’s opening with $35 million means that it has topped holdovers such as Dunkirk, which is holding steady in second place with an estimated $11.4 million after 4 weeks in theaters.

Directed by David F. Sandberg, the movie tells the story of a grieving doll maker and his wife, both with a haunted past. The couple welcome into their home a nun and several children from a run down orphanage. Currently, reviews from audiences and critics are mixed with a 68% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Coming in third is the computer-animated comedy, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature with an estimated $8.9 million over the weekend. While the figure is good enough for third place, it doesn’t look like the film will re-create the original’s success, which opened with $19.4 million in 2014.