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It is not uncommon that Hollywood films are giving a tough competition to Bollywood films in India in recent times. Last year, The Jungle Book thrashed Bollywood releases and did a business of 180+ crore in the country, which tells the audience’s interest for Hollywood movies.
The latest movie example is Annabelle: Creation. The horror film from ‘The Conjuring’ franchise, Annabelle: Creation is dominating the Indian box office and scaring away the competition from Bollywood this week.
Right from its paid previews on Thursday, its occupancy in theaters is more than 50% which is huge. It is getting way better response than Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Bareilly Ki Barfi. In fact, it is the highlight movie of this week in theaters.
Here are Annabelle: Creation’s Box Office Collections so far:
Thursday (Paid Previews) – 2.50 crore
Friday – 4.60 crore
Total Collections – 7.10 crore
These are strong numbers to bring in. Its Saturday and Sunday collections are also going to be big. It can easily take up 15+ crore opening weekend. Horror movies from West always attract a massive crowd from India. Also, The Conjuring series has an enormous and loyal fan base in India.
Annabelle: Creation is a prequel to 2014 film Annabelle. Annabelle: Creation is directed by David F. Sandberg and it stars Lulu Wilson, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman and Philippa Coulthard.