NEW LINE CINEMAâ€™S â€œANNABELLEâ€ IS UNSTOPPABLE, PASSING $250 MILLION IN GLOBAL BOX OFFICE
The doll we love to hate scares her way to the top of 2014â€™s horror hit list
New Line Cinemaâ€™s â€œAnnabelleâ€ has now taken in over $250 million at the worldwide box office, with a tally of $250.2 million to date. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
The supernatural thriller, from director John R. Leonetti and producers Peter Safran and James Wan, has taken in $83.8 million domestically and $166.4 million internationally, making it the highest grossing horror film of 2014 in both arenas, as well as worldwide.
Fellman, in making the announcement, stated, â€œâ€˜Annabelleâ€™ has continued to entertain audiences who love the horror genre. Congratulations to our partners at New Line and the talented filmmakers and cast who made this film such a far-reaching fan favorite.â€
Kwan Vandenberg added, â€œJohn, James and Peter delivered a film that has resonated globally, giving moviegoers everywhere the kind of exhilaration that keeps them coming back for more.â€
She terrified you in â€œThe Conjuring,â€ but this is where it all began for Annabelle.
Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticutâ€”visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month.
New Line Cinemaâ€™s supernatural thriller â€œAnnabelleâ€ begins before the evil was unleashed.
John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Miaâ€”a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Miaâ€™s delight with Annabelle doesnâ€™t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.
Annabelle Wallis (â€œX-Men: First Classâ€) and Ward Horton (â€œThe Wolf of Wall Streetâ€) star as the Forms. Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (â€œCross Creek,â€ â€œTwelve Years a Slaveâ€) stars as Evelyn, a neighbor who owns a bookstore. Rounding out the cast are Kerry Oâ€™Malley (TVâ€™s â€œThose Who Killâ€) and Brian Howe (â€œDevilâ€™s Knotâ€) as neighbors Sharon and Pete Higgins; Tony Amendola (TVâ€™s â€œOnce Upon A Timeâ€) as Father Perez; and Eric Ladin (TVâ€™s â€œBoardwalk Empire,â€) as Detective Clarkin.
â€œAnnabelleâ€ reunites the filmmakers behind 2013â€™s hugely successful supernatural thriller â€œThe Conjuring.â€ John R. Leonetti, who served as cinematographer on â€œThe Conjuring,â€ directed the film. James Wan, director of the global hit, produced â€œAnnabelleâ€ with Peter Safran.
Gary Dauberman wrote the script. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Hans Ritter served as the executive producers. Also joining Leonetti behind the scenes were director of photography James Kniest, production designer Bob Ziembicki, editor Tom Elkins, and costume designer Janet Ingram. Joseph Bishara composed the score.
New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster/Safran Company Production, â€œAnnabelle.â€ The film has been rated R for intense sequences of disturbing violence and terror. It is being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.
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