Horror flick The Conjuring 2 is reportedly done following what is called in Hollywood as the “James Cameron Rule,” wherein the sequel must be better than the first one made and has proven its worth as it rules the Box Office within the weekend with its $40.4 million debuts surpassing its predecessor that was shown back in 2013.
The film’s co-writer Chad Hayes told The Hollywood Reporter that the success of the film was basically when they followed the said rule as they vowed to make the sequel better than the original. Following the rule paved the way for the film to beat “Warcraft,” “Now You see Me 2,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.”
“We just wanted to do the ‘James Cameron Rule,’ where the sequel should be better than the original. When we had the success that we did, we had to make the second one better than the first one. You don’t have to make anything up. Horror happens anywhere around the world, with any religion, with anybody, and the opportunity to go into exploring what happened in England, it’s just the beginning, because every country has their own crazy story,” Hayes said.
Like its predecessor, The Conjuring 2 that had Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprising their roles as paranormal investigators and authors Ed and Lorraine Warren. The film follows the Warrens as they travel to the United Kingdom to assist the Hodgson family, who are experiencing poltergeist activity at their Enfield council house in 1977. Aside from a hit in the Northern America, The Conjuring 2 also top in ticket sales in territories worldwide with $50 million giving it a $90 million opening salvo in contrast to its $40 million production budget.
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The film’s director, James Wan, has stated that he is already thinking about a third installment of the film, however, he might not be able to direct it as he has other film commitments while writers Chad and Carey Hayes stated that they are also pumped up to do another sequel to the Conjuring. Wan added that there are a lot of stories to tell about The Conjuring since the Warrens have a lot of books written about accounts of demonic possessions.
“Assuming we are lucky enough to have the third chapter, there are other filmmakers that I would love to sort of continue on the Conjuring world if we are lucky enough,” Wan told Collider.com.
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With its Box Office weekend debut, The Conjuring has withstood the curse of this year’s summer sequels and horror fans are looking forward to the next installment and hope it would be better that the second film.
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