It's a great weekend for Warner Bros.
which saw Annabelle: Creation
, the latest installment in the Conjuring franchise, top the box office with $35 million while Dunkirk
topped $150 million domestically. However, fellow new releases struggled to give the box office much of a jolt as the top twelve brought in a combined $103.8 million, down 6% compared to last weekend and the fourth lowest weekend of 2017. Overall, the summer movie season is still down 12% compared to last year. With an estimated $35 million, Annabelle: Creation
opened at the top of the weekend box office, delivering nearly $24 million more than the weekend runner-up. This is the fourth feature in the Conjuring franchise which continues to deliver each time out. Carrying a budget of just $15 million this is also a great outing for director David F. Sandberg
whose Lights Out
performed very well for WB just last year, bringing in $67.2 million on a $5 million budget, and