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
About “The Curse of La Llorona”
From New Line Cinema and producer James Wan, “The Curse of La Llorona” brings the iconic Latin American legend to terrifying life in an original horror film, marking the feature directorial debut of Michael Chaves, the innovative filmmaker behind the award-winning short “The Maiden.”
In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.
Produced by James Wan (“Aquaman”), Gary Dauberman (screenwriter “IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and Emile Gladstone (“Army of One”), “The Curse of La Llorona” stars Linda Cardellini (the Oscar-winning “Green Book,” Netflix’s “Bloodline”), Raymond Cruz (TV’s “Breaking Bad,” “Training Day”) and Patricia Velasquez (TV’s “Arrested Development,” “The Mummy” films), along with Marisol Ramirez (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”), Sean Patrick Thomas (the “Barbershop” films, “Halloween: Resurrection”), Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen (“Selfless”) and newcomer Roman Christou.