New Line's summer horror pic Annabelle Comes Home followed in second place with estimated weekend earnings of $20.4 million for a five-day debut of $31.2 million, in line with expectations. Internationally, it opened to $45 million from 63 markets for a worldwide total of $76.2 million.
The movie wasn't entirely immune to the franchise fatigue that has infected other summer titles. It posted the lowest domestic weekend opening of any title in the Conjuring Universe despite doing solid business in its own right.
Annabelle drew a diverse, younger audience. Caucasians made up 39 percent of ticket buyers, followed by Hispanics (29 percent), African-Americans (20 percent) and Asian/other (12 percent), according to PostTrak. In terms of age, 70 percent of the audience was between ages 18 and 34.
Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren from the Conjuring films, while Gary Dauberman directed from a screenplay co-written by James Wan.