Supernatural horror tale “The Curse of La Llorona” (aka. “The Curse of the Weeping Woman”), a film that’s both a spin-off of “The Conjuring” and yet standalone, topped the worst Easter Holiday box-office in well over a decade.
The film outpaced expectations and snagged $26.5 million in its opening bow in the United States, dominating a terrible weekend overall where the total U.S. box-office ticket sales came in at a combined $112 million – the worst Easter weekend showing since 2005.
A bunch of that has been put down to Disney and Marvel’s juggernaut “Avengers: Endgame” with many studios clearing the decks pre and post that film’s release to avoid getting squashed. ‘Endgame’ is the sole wide opener next week while only smaller scale counterprogramming like “Long Shot” and “Uglydolls” open the week after.
‘La Llorona’ also opened internationally and collected a further $30 million for a global opening weekend haul of $56.5 million – well above its $9 million production budget. Faith-based film “Breakthrough” came in third with $11 million over the weekend, while Disneynature’s “Penguins” drowned with just $2.3 million.
Disney’s “Captain Marvel” is still powering on, scoring $9 million in its seventh weekend in theaters and pushing it past the $400 million mark in North America along with its current global haul of $1.09 billion.