BY: Rohn Romulo
WARNER Bros. and New Line’s horror thriller “The Curse of La Llorona” spooked US audiences to open at No.1, conjuring $26.5 million when it opened in North America.
Based on the Mexican folklore about the Weeping Woman, “The Curse of La Llorona” also launched this weekend in 71 international markets, where it collected $30 million for a global start of $56.5 million. James Wan, known for his work on “Aquaman,” “The Conjuring,” and “Saw,” served as a producer.
“We are thrilled how much it overperformed,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution. “The folklore of the Weeping Woman is so prevalent throughout Latino culture that even with its rating, it transcended expectations.”
In the Philippines, “The Curse of La Llorona” is yet to open wide on May 1st, but it is holding special, whole-day sneak previews on today and tomorrow, April 22 & 23 in selected cinemas across the country.
Tickets to the sneaks are at regular admission prices. Moviegoers are advised to check the social pages of their favorite cinemas for the screening schedule.
The supernatural thriller is rated R-13 by the Movie & Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). The film contains depictions of horror, frightening scenes and occasional gore, that may not be suitable for children below thirteen (13) years of age.
“The Curse of La Llorona” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company. Use the hashtag #LaLlorona