The Conjuring is no longer just a movie now that it has spawned several sequels and spinoffs – it’s a franchise. And just like any good franchise, it has achieved box office glory with it’s latest spinoff film, Annabelle: Creation, pushing The Conjuring franchise over $1 billion in their respective theatrical runs.
“Death is an illusion!”
For those who are wondering, this is only the total amount of money The Conjuring franchise grossed at the box office, not including home video, streaming and digital download sales.
With all of this money being generated by a horror franchise like The Conjuring on a relatively low budget, producers and the studio are backing them for much more to come. That includes spinoff films The Nun and The Crooked Man, also accompanied by another installment in the flagship series, The Conjuring 3.
Although there has been no official word yet on what The Conjuring 3 will feature, there has been speculation based on media reports and social media posts by the key player in the franchise, James Wan. That includes moving The Conjuring sequels into the 1980s and featuring a werewolf story based on the real life case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren.
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Now that Annabelle: Creation has pushed past $166 million worldwide at the box office, The Conjuring 3 and the subsequent spinoffs have been put at the top of the list for producers and the studio, giving James Wan and his production team much more room to expand their cinematic universe.
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As most horror fans may already know, The Crooked Man spinoff will be based on the title character that emerged from The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist last year. The Annabelle films both emerged from the first scene in The Conjuring, which kicked off the blockbuster film that has taken the entire world by storm.
There has been no word yet as when the other films in The Conjuring franchise will be released.
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