The prequel to The Conjuring has conjured up big bucks at the box office. New Line Cinema reports that Annabelle has raked in over $250 million worldwide and is still performing well in theaters weeks after its initial release. The film’s $250 million total makes it the biggest grossing horror movie of the year. 2013’s The Conjuring was made on a budget of $20 million-ish (Annabelle had a lower budget) and grossed $318 million worldwide during its theatrical run.
Directed by John R. Leonetti and produced by The Conjuring director James Wan, the R-rated Annabelle focused on the backstory of the creepy doll that freaked out The Conjuring viewers.
“Annabelle has continued to entertain audiences who love the horror genre. Congratulations to our partners at New Line and the talented filmmakers and cast who made this film such a far-reaching fan favorite,” said Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros Pictures.
Annabelle was written by Gary Dauberman and stars Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard, Kerry O’Malley, Brian Howe, Tony Amendola, and Eric Ladin.
The Annabelle Plot:
John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia — a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.
-By Rebecca Murray
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