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Annabelle (2014)

Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton in Annabelle

Details Release Date: Oct 03, 2014; Genre: Horror; With: Eric Ladin and Alfre Woodard; Distributor: Warner Bros.

After making a big impression in the opening scene of last year's horror hit The Conjuring, a pretty doll named Annabelle has scared up her own self-titled origin story. Set before The Conjuring, director John R. Leonetti's film focuses on a young woman (played by The Tudors' Annabelle Wallis—yes, that's her real name) whose life is upended after she receives the doll as a gift. Despite using animatronics on the Saw films, director James Wan didn't employ any for Annabelle: ''We wanted to not give her that much life, or rather, to let her be what she is, an inanimate object.'' Unlike Chucky in Child's Play, he says, ''she's not going to walk around with a knife in her hands.''
Originally posted Aug 14, 2014 Published in issue #1325-1326 Order article reprints
Weekend of Sep 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$24.5 1 $24.5 C
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$16.5 1 $16.5 C+
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$8.0 7 $305.9 A-
4. $4.8 6 $181.0 C+
5. $4.3 5 $73.0 F
The Drop
Fox Searchlight
$4.2 1 $4.2 B
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$4.0 4 $44.9 C-
The November Man
$2.7 3 $22.5 C
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$2.6 5 $41.3 C-
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$2.5 6 $49.4 B
* in millions

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