The Nun released in India on Friday. It is the fifth installment in the Conjuring universe and is a spinoff of The Conjuring 2. It features the demonic nun, the primary antagonist of The Conjuring 2, that was such a huge source of trouble for Lorraine Warren in the movie. The Nun is set in the 1950s, in a Romanian monastery.
The Nun had a flying start at the Indian box office. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#TheNun achieves the best opening day numbers among #Conjuring movies in India… Takes an ELECTRIFYING START… Eclipses *all* releases – new as well as holdover titles… Fri ₹ 8 cr Nett BOC [1603 screens]. India biz. All versions.”
The film has had frantic promotional activity, both online and in real life. New Line and Warner Bros, the two sister studios behind the film and the Conjuring universe, have left no stones unturned.
Looking at the numbers, The Nun’s only competition seems to be the horror-comedy Stree, which has been going strong at the box office since its release.