The Nun is not only the latest spinoff from The Conjuring franchise, it’s now scored the biggest opening in the franchise’s history. The horror film also became the second-biggest opening in history for any September release, whether it involved any kind of conjuring or not. Here’s the full weekend box office chart:

Film Weekend Per Screen Total
1 The Nun $53,500,000 $13,803 $53,500,000
2 Crazy Rich Asians $13,600,000 (-38%) $3,519 $136,222,165
3 Peppermint $13,260,000 $4,450 $13,260,000
4 The Meg $6,030,000 $1,717 $131,572,774
5 Searching $4,515,000 (-25%) $2,247 $14,311,130
6 Mission: Impossible — Fallout $3,800,000 (-46%) $1,628 $212,116,767
7 Christopher Robin $3,196,000 (-39%) $1,269 $91,725,090
8 Operation Finale $3,043,000 (-49%) $1,674 $14,107,446
9 Alpha $2,505,000 (-44%) $994 $32,447,518
10 BlacKkKlansman $1,565,000 (-62%) $1,012 $43,454,530

The original Conjuring from 2013 was the previous high-water mark for the series in terms of opening weekends, with $41.8 million. The Nun’s $53.5 million blows that out of the (holy) water, and its $131 million worldwide after just three days in theaters is an incredible feat for an R-rated spinoff from a movie about cantankerous ghosts. (Not to mention one that cost just $22 million.) It’s truly a shocking outcome for this series that started as a surprise hit a few years ago. Its C CinemaScore is not good, but the film is already a big hit no matter what it does from here.

The Nun is also the first film to knock Crazy Rich Asians out of the top spot on the box-office chart after three weeks in a row as the to fop in the country. Dropping an estimated 38 percent from last weekend, the film grossed $13.6 million, bringing its domestic total to an impressive $136.2 million. (It’s grossed an additional $28.5 million internationally.) It’s already the 13th biggest film of 2018, and it will pass Ready Player One and Ocean’s 8 and inch closer to the top ten in a matter of days. (It’ll probably take another week or two to pass the number 10 film, Hotel Transylvania 3.)

Third place on the box-office chart belonged to the other wide release of the weekend: Jennifer Garner’s Peppermint, a revenge thriller with Garner assuming the role of a vigilante who swears revenge against the people who killed her family. CinemaScore voters gave the film a B+ (a lot better than critics, whose reviews yielded at 14 percent Rotten Tomatoes score) and the film grossed $13.2 million. The Meg fell to fourth place on the chart while earning another $6 million. Its $131.5 million domestic total is a decent number; its $360.4 million internationally is insane for a movie about a giant killer shark trying to eat Jason Statham. Rounding out the top five was the innovative thriller Searching starring John Cho; after three weeks the film has grossed $14.3 million.

The Nun also had the weekend’s second-biggest average on a per-screen basis, with $13,803 across 3,876 screens. On just two screens, a much-smaller movie called Kusama: Infinity, a documentary about the famous artist, had a better average. It made $30,400 on two screens around the country, for an average of [does very complicated math things] of $15,200.

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