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Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Annabelle: Creation
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $65,784,329Details
International Box Office $96,369,674Details
Worldwide Box Office $162,154,003
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Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 11th, 2017 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: August 2nd, 2017 (Wide) (South Korea)
August 4th, 2017 (Wide) (Italy)
August 9th, 2017 (Wide) (France)
August 9th, 2017 (Wide) (Indonesia)
August 10th, 2017 (Wide) (Malaysia)
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MPAA Rating: R for horror violence and terror.
(Rating bulletin 2462 (Cert #50900), 2/8/2017)
Running Time: 109 minutes
Franchise: The Conjuring
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Keywords: Living Toys, Supernatural, Monks and Nuns, Orphan, Orphanage, Death of a Son or Daughter, Prequel, Demons
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster, The Safran Company, RatPac Entertainment, Dune Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 393 $53,548,909 Aug 18, 2017 8
Biggest Domestic August Weekend 26 $35,006,404 Aug 11, 2017 3
Top Horror Weekend Domestic 17 $35,006,404 Aug 11, 2017 3
Top R Weekend Domestic 64 $35,006,404 Aug 11, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic August Day 42 $15,012,427 Aug 11, 2017 1
Top Horror Day Domestic 22 $15,012,427 Aug 11, 2017 1


   Sister Charlotte
   Samuel Mullins
   Esther Mullins
Samara Lee    Bee
Brad Greenquist    Victor Palmeri
Lulu Wilson    Linda
Mark Bramhall    Father Massey
Grace Fulton    Carol
Philippa Coulthard    Nancy
Buck Taylor    Kate
Lou Lou Safran    Tierney
Joseph Bishara    Annabelle Demon
Alicia Vela-Bailey    Evil Mrs. Mullins/Demon Hands
Lotta Losten    Adoption Agent
Fred Tatasciore    Demon Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Gary Dauberman
Producer    Peter Safran
Producer    James Wan
Executive Producer    Richard Brener
Executive Producer    Walter Hamada
Executive Producer    Dave Neustradter
Production Designer    Jennifer Spence
Editor    Michel Aller
Composer    Benjamin Wallfisch
Director of Photography    Maxime Alexandre
Co-Producer    Michael Clear
Casting Director    Leah Butler
Casting Director    Rich Delia
Casting Director    Stephanie Sigman
Unit Production Manager    Joshua Throne
First Assistant Director    Cory Johnson
Second Assistant Director    Cyndi Martin
Character Creator    Gary Dauberman
Puppeteer    Christine Papalexis
Puppeteer    Tim Leach
Art Director    Jason Garner
Set Decorator    Lisa Son
Sound Mixer    Robert Sharman
Post-Production Supervisor    Max King
First Assistant Editor    Steve Trapani
Supervising Sound Editor    Bill R. Dean
Sound Designer    Bill R. Dean
Re-recording Mixer    Craig Mann
Re-recording Mixer    Laura Wiest
Supervising Dialogue Editor and ADR Editor    Chase Keehn
Dialogue Editor    Joe Schiff
Sound Effects Editor    Adam Boyd
Sound Effects Editor    Kris Fenske
Sound Effects Editor    Ando Johnson
Sound Effects Editor    Adam Kopald
Music Editor    Nate Underkuffler
Location Manager    Michael Chickey
Script Supervisor    Jan McWilliams
Costume Supervisor    Susan Bertram
Make up    Eleanor Sabaduquia
Make up    Liz Mendoza
Hairstylist    Traci Smithe
Set Designer    Cameron Birnie
Set Designer    Julia Levine
Visual Effects Supervisor    Mitchell S. Drain
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jeremy Burns
Special Effects Supervisor    Mark Hawker
Special Effects    Joe Love
Still Photographer    Justin Lubin
Score Recordist    Joel Iwataki
Score Mixer    Joel Iwataki

Weekend Estimates: Hitman’s Bodyguard Tops Chart with Solid $21.6 Million

August 20th, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

We’re at that point in the year when we’ll take what we can get at the box office, and The Hitman’s Bodyguard will deliver according to that lowered metric this weekend with about $21.6 million, according to Lionsgate’s Sunday morning projection. That’s in line with to a little ahead of expectations, but a B+ CinemaScore and mediocre reviews suggest it won’t have substantial legs. For Ryan Reynolds, the opening is ahead of this year’s Life, which debuted with $12.5 million, and well clear of 2015’s Self/Less ($5.4 million). Samuel L. Jackson, meanwhile, appears in such a mess of movies it’s hard to say how this compares to any one of them. More...

Friday Estimates: Bodyguard Hits Its Target with $8.0 million

August 19th, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is giving the late summer box office a bit of a boost, earning $8.0 million on Friday. This is far from a monster opening, but assuming it has average legs, it will become a midlevel hit by the end. This assumption seems safe, as its reviews are only 40% positive, while it earned a B plus from CinemaScore, both of which suggest below average legs; however, the next two weeks are particularly bad when it comes to new releases, so the lack of competition should help out. The film has a better than 50/50 shot at over $20 million over the weekend, but even if it just misses that mark, it is still great for this time of year and Lionsgate should be happy with this result. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Hitman Score a Hit? Or has Summer Split?

August 17th, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

There are a couple of new releases coming out in wide release: The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Logan Lucky. The two films have vastly different Tomatometer Scores, but similar box office potentials. Unfortunately, neither is expected to become a hit and there’s a chance whichever of them earns first place will do so with the lowest box office result of the year so far, currently held by Split’s third weekend of release. If the yearly low record isn’t broken this weekend, it will almost certainly be broken next weekend. This weekend last year, Suicide Squad earned first place with just over $20 million. This is more than any one film will make this weekend. Additionally, there were six films that earned $10 million or more last year, while there are only three that have a shot at that milestone this week. 2017 is going to lose to 2016 yet again. More...

International Box Office: Wolf Warrior 2 Score Threepeat with $86 million

August 17th, 2017

Wolf Warriors 2

Wolf Warriors 2 remained the top draw on the international market pulling in $86 million in six markets for totals of $685.52 million internationally and $687.45 million worldwide. Almost all of this has been earned in its native China, where it added $85.10 million over the weekend to its running tally, which now sits at $683.80 million. It is currently the biggest ever film in China, both in terms of local currency and American dollars, topping the previous record-holder, The Mermaid. It will have no trouble getting to $800 million worldwide and if it can find audiences outside China, it might get to $900 million or even $1 billion. There’s very little competition for the next few weeks, so that could be the boost the film needs to get to that milestone. It is a long shot, but something to keep an eye on. More...

Contest: Go Nuts: Winning Announcement

August 17th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

The winners of our Go Nuts contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Annabelle: Creation’s opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Creation Helps Summer Conclude with $35.01 million

August 15th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation’s opening saved summer for one week, but that’s the practically the only good news we have to talk about this weekend. The film pulled in $35.01 million, which is over three times its nearest competition. That’s the bad news. The depth this past weekend was terrible, as there were only two films with more than $10 million, compared to five films last weekend. The overall box office fell 4.6% to just $117 million. Worse still, this is 32% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 is behind 2016 by $360 million or 4.9% at $7.07 billion to $7.43 billion. The year has lost over $500 million compared to last year’s pace during summer alone. This is a disaster. More...

Weekend Estimates: Annabelle to the Rescue

August 13th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

After a series of lackluster weekends at the box office, Annabelle: Creation is doing its bit to clear away the end-of-Summertime blues with a $35 million opening this weekend. That’s right in line with the $37 million Annabelle opened with three years ago, which is an impressive performance for a horror franchise. It’s also the best opening for a horror movie since Split’s $40 million start back in January. The first film in the franchise fell away quite rapidly, and ended up with $84 million in total, so a final total of over $100 million is far from assured, but with a production budget of only $15 million, and probably not much more than $20 million in marketing, this should be a highly profitable movie for Warner Bros., especially since the franchise is popular globally. More...

Friday Estimates: Creation Comes to Life with $15 million

August 12th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation dominated the box office on Friday with $15 million. This is likely more than any other film will earn over the full weekend. As for its box office chances going forward, the film has earned 68% positive reviews and grabbed a B from CinemaScore. Horror films tend to struggle when it comes to CinemaScore, so a B isn’t a bad result and the film’s legs should be no worse than average for a horror movie as a result. Look for about $37 million over the weekend, which could be enough to get to $100 million domestically. It depends on how strong the competition is for the next few weeks. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Annabelle Saves Summer with $4 million in Previews

August 11th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation needed a $3 million during its previews to have a chance at saving the summer, and even then it would need better than average legs for the genre to hit $30 million during its opening weekend. Fortunately, it earned $4 million in previews. This is more than twice as much as Don’t Breathe and Lights Out earned this time last year; however, those two films were not sequels and sequels tend to have shorter legs. Annabelle’s reviews are 68% positive at the moment, which is good enough for this time of year. At this point, opening with more than $30 million is a safe bet, while $35 million to $40 million isn’t out of the question. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Annabelle Scare the Box Office to Life?

August 10th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Unless Annabelle: Creation is a $30 million hit, it is safe to say summer ended a couple of weeks ago. The film has about a 50/50 chance of getting there. The Nut Job: Nutty by Nature is widely expected set a record this week, but not a good one. Finally there’s The Glass Castle, which is only opening semi-wide. Overall, the box office looks weak compared to this weekend last year. Sausage Party opened with $34.26 million, which is more than any film this year will make. Worse still, Suicide Squad won the weekend with $43.54 million. 2017 is going to lose to 2016 in the year-over-year comparison by at least $43.54 million. More...

Contest: Dark Days: Winning Announcement

August 10th, 2017

Dark Tower

The winners of our Dark Days contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The Dark Tower’s opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Go Nuts

August 4th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

There are two wide releases next weekend. (As expected, The Glass Castle is opening semi-wide.) Even if Annabelle: Creation and The Nut Job: Nutty by Nature had the same overall box office potential, Annabelle: Creation would win the weekend, as horror films are historically more front-loaded than family films are. Because of this, it is the best choice for the the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. We are using “Go Nuts” as the name of the Contest, because it is funnier. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening three-day weekend box office number for Annabelle: Creation.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven’t won, or haven’t won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don’t delay! More...

2017 Preview: August

August 1st, 2017

Annabelle Creation

July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be. More...

Annabelle: Creation Trailer

July 3rd, 2017

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/08/11 1 $35,006,404   3,502 $9,996   $35,006,404 3
2017/08/18 2 $15,612,680 -55% 3,542 $4,408   $64,156,901 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/08/11 1 $15,012,427   3,502 $4,287   $15,012,427 1
2017/08/12 1 $11,677,885 -22% 3,502 $3,335   $26,690,312 2
2017/08/13 1 $8,316,092 -29% 3,502 $2,375   $35,006,404 3
2017/08/14 1 $3,622,473 -56% 3,502 $1,034   $38,628,877 4
2017/08/15 1 $4,526,776 +25% 3,502 $1,293   $43,155,653 5
2017/08/16 1 $2,845,011 -37% 3,502 $812   $46,000,664 6
2017/08/17 1 $2,543,557 -11% 3,502 $726   $48,544,221 7
2017/08/18 2 $5,004,688 +97% 3,542 $1,413   $53,548,909 8
2017/08/19 2 $6,358,447 +27% 3,542 $1,795   $59,907,356 9
2017/08/20 2 $4,249,545 -33% 3,542 $1,200   $64,156,901 10
2017/08/21 2 $1,627,428 -62% 3,542 $459   $65,784,329 11

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/08/11 1 $48,544,221   3,502 $13,862   $48,544,221 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 8/11/2017 $1,803,610 230 230 442 $3,639,625 8/21/2017
Brazil 8/18/2017 $4,400,000 1263 1263 1263 $4,400,000 8/21/2017
Bulgaria 8/11/2017 $32,381 0 0 0 $32,381 8/16/2017
Czech Republic 8/11/2017 $271,434 104 104 104 $271,434 8/15/2017
France 8/9/2017 $2,800,000 262 262 262 $5,100,000 8/22/2017
India 8/18/2017 $4,400,000 1159 1159 1159 $4,400,000 8/21/2017
Indonesia 8/9/2017 $3,900,000 738 738 738 $7,800,000 8/22/2017
Italy 8/4/2017 $1,093,819 0 0 0 $3,016,304 8/22/2017
Lithuania 8/11/2017 $74,251 130 130 232 $203,109 8/22/2017
Malaysia 8/10/2017 $2,200,000 0 0 0 $3,900,000 8/22/2017
Mexico 8/18/2017 $6,210,295 3086 3086 3086 $7,915,071 8/22/2017
Netherlands 8/11/2017 $391,302 57 65 122 $815,343 8/21/2017
New Zealand 8/11/2017 $337,534 54 54 108 $640,266 8/21/2017
Portugal 8/11/2017 $250,800 72 72 72 $250,800 8/17/2017
Russia (CIS) 8/11/2017 $2,341,730 1144 1145 2289 $4,494,503 8/22/2017
Slovakia 8/11/2017 $173,161 66 66 66 $181,625 8/17/2017
South Korea 8/2/2017 $0 0 1006 1555 $12,610,829 8/22/2017
Turkey 8/18/2017 $188,329 226 226 226 $188,329 8/22/2017
United Arab Emirates 8/18/2017 $1,100,000 65 65 65 $1,100,000 8/21/2017
United Kingdom 8/11/2017 $2,546,049 466 466 466 $6,100,000 8/21/2017
Rest of World $29,310,055
International Total$96,369,674 8/22/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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