1. The Nun - $53.5 million
2. Crazy Rich Asians - $13.6 million
3. Peppermint - $13.3 million
4. The Meg - $6 million
5. Searching - $4.5 million
The Nun opened at number-one with a franchise record $53.5 million. The horror flick, which is a spinoff from The Conjuring series, beat the first flick's $41.8 million debut in 2013. The Nun also had the second largest September opening ever, surpassing the $48.4 million by Hotel Transylvania 2 in 2015.
The weekend's other big, new release, the Jennifer Garner thriller Peppermint, met predictions with a $13.3 million opening for third place.
After three weeks at number-one, Crazy Rich Asians dropped to second with $13.6 million.
The Meg dropped from second to fourth with $6 million
And Searching went from fourth to fifth with $4.5 million.