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The Curse of La Llorona Wins the Easter Weekend Box Office

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The Conjuring Universe struck again this weekend, as New Line Cinema‘s The Curse of La Llorona topped the domestic box office with an estimated $26.5 million from 3,372 theaters, an average of $7,860 per location. Made for just $9 million, the sixth installment in The Conjuring Universe received a B- CinemaScore from audiences.

The Curse of La Llorona was also No. 1 at the overseas box office, grossing $30 million from 71 international markets. That puts the film’s global opening weekend at $56.5 million. Directed by Michael Chaves, the horror movie stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, and Roman Christou.


In its third weekend, Shazam! (Warner Bros. Pictures) dropped to second place but added another $17.3 million, to take its domestic total to $121.3 million. The comic book adaptation also brought in $22 million overseas this weekend from 80 markets and has now earned $201.5 million. The worldwide total is now at $322.8 million, with $43.5 million coming from China. Made for $100 million, Shazam! was directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou.

Disney’s first 20th Century Fox release, Breakthrough, debuted in third place with $11.1 million from 2,824 theaters, an average of $3,931. The movie, which has grossed $14.6 million since opening on Wednesday, also collected $2.8 million overseas and has earned $5.9 million there. Receiving an A CinemaScore from audiences, Breakthrough was directed by Roxann Dawson and stars Chrissy Metz , Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell, and Dennis Haysbert.

In its seventh weekend and with just days to go until the release of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel actually rose two spots to fourth place and increased its ticket sales by 5.7% from last weekend. The movie earned $9.1 million domestically and has now grossed $400 million, while internationally it added $6.5 million for a total of $689.4 million. That puts the worldwide total at $1.089 billion. The film was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and stars Brie LarsonSamuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

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Universal Pictures comedy Little rounded out the top five with $8.5 million and has earned $29.4 million in North America after two weeks. The comedy, which was made for $20 million, has grossed $4.8 million overseas and has a worldwide total of $34.2 million. Little was directed by Tina Gordon Chism and stars Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and Marsai Martin.

Disney’s Dumbo added $6.8 million in sixth place and is at $101.3 million domestically after four weekends. The Tim Burton-directed live-action adaptation also earned $13.7 million overseas and has earned $206.6 million, for a global total of $307.9 million. Made for about $170 million, Dumbo stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Finley Hobbins, and Nico Parker.

Pet Sematary (Paramount Pictures) dropped three spots to seventh with $4.9 million and has earned $49.6 million after three weeks domestically. Internationally, the horror movie added $5.5 million from 58 markets and has grossed $46.1 million to take its global total to $95.7 million. Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, Pet Sematary stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie, and John Lithgow. It was made for $21 million.

Rising a spot to eighth was LAIKA’s motion-capture film Missing Link (United Artists Releasing), which brought in $4.4 million and has earned $12.9 million after two weeks. In ninth place, Jordan Peele’s Us (Universal Pictures) collected $4.3 million and has made $170.4 million after five weekends. And Lionsgate’s Hellboy took 10th place with $3.9 million and has earned $19.7 million after two weekends.

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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