'The Curse Of La Llorona' claims global box office crown

Screen | 4/21/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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The Curse Of La Llorona opened top of the global box office for Warner Bros over the weekend, earning an estimated $57m including $30m from 71 international markets, while stablemate Shazam! crossed $200m internationally.

The Curse Of La Llorona, the latest film to hail from The Conjuring universe, based on a Mexican myth about the ghost of a woman who drowned her children, ranks number one across Latin America, where executives said it is tracking 11% ahead of the opening weekend of The Conjuring and more than 100% ahead of that of Pet Sematary, and ranks number one across Asia, where again brass claimed it is tracking more than double that of Pet Sematary. Results across EMEA are tracking roughly on par with The Conjuring’s opening weekend.

Territory - Surprise - Mexico - Result - Number

By territory it was perhaps no surprise to learn Mexico delivered the top result, opening at number one on $5.3m (Ps 98.9m) for a 32% market share of the top five films. Next was Colombia on $2.4m (Ps 7.4bn) for nearly 40% share, France on $2.1m (€1.8m) in second place, Spain on $1.7m (€1.5m) in third, and Indonesia on $1.6m (IDR 22.5bn) in first place.

The Curse Of La Llorona grossed $1.3m (KRW 1.4bn) in South Korea for number two, $1.1m (INR 75.8m) in India for number one, $1.1m (Rub 70m) in Russia for number three, $863,000 (€763,000) for number three, $796,000 (R$ 3.1m) in fourth place, and $686,000 (A$956,000) in fifth place. The horror film debuts in the UK on May 3, and in Japan on May 10.

Shazam - Mark - Box - Office - Markets

Shazam! crossed the $200m mark at the international box office as $22m from 80 markets boosted the running total to $201.5m, and $322.8m worldwide. The superhero adaptation opened at number four in Japan on $2m (¥218.8m), and has produced the highest gross of all markets so far in...
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