New Line Cinema’s supernatural horror thriller “The Conjuring 2” has grossed over $300 million at the worldwide box office.
The sequel has grossed $101.4 million at the domestic box office so far and $204.5 million in 60 international markets with a few small territories yet to release.
New Line said 2013’s “The Conjuring,” which grossed nearly $320 million worldwide, and “The Conjuring 2,” are now the highest grossing horror films worldwide after 1973’s “The Exorcist.” It also said the “Conjuring” universe — consisting of “The Conjuring,” “Annabelle” and “The Conjuring 2”— is now the third-highest grossing horror franchise worldwide, earning more than $882 million.
New Line is already working on another movie for the universe, announcing last month that it was developing “The Nun” as a spinoff movie based on the demonic character in “The Conjuring 2.”
The studio has tapped David Leslie Johnson, who co-wrote “Conjuring 2” with Chad and Carey Hayes, to write the script. Producers are Wan, who directed the two “Conjuring” movies and produced the sequel, and Peter Safran, who produced both movies.
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No director or actors have been set yet for “The Nun.” The demon nun came to life in ‘The Conjuring 2’” in a painting by Patrick Wilson’s paranormal investigator Ed Warren and later attacked Vera Farmiga’s Lorraine Warren character.
“The Conjuring 2” deals with the 1977 case of demonic possession of an 11-year-old British girl, played by Madison Wolfe.
Wan is also the producer on New Line’s “Lights Out,” opening Friday, which marks the feature directorial debut of David F. Sandberg