The 2016 supernatural thriller, from Australian horror mastermind James Wan, has conjured up over $10.75 million at the Australian box office, surpassing 2001’s THE OTHERS on $10.73 million; THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) on $10.24 million; THE CONJURING (2013) on $8.87 million and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (2007) on $8.63 million.
In New Zealand, the film has grossed $2.215 million, overtaking the classic horror flick SCREAM (1996).
THE CONJURING 2 brings to the screen another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Rounding out the cast are Frances O’Connor as the single mum, with Madison Wolfe and newcomers Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley and Benjamin Haigh as her children; Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka Potente, and Simon McBurney.
The Conjuring 2 was directed by James Wan from a screenplay by Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes & James Wan and David Leslie Johnson, story by Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes & James Wan. Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, who previously collaborated on The Conjuring, produced with Wan. The executive producers are Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter. New Line Cinema presents a Safran Company/Atomic Monster Production, a James Wan film, “The Conjuring 2.” The film was released in Australia and New Zealand on June 9, 2016, and is being distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.