the sequel to the 2018 horror film

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THE NUN II

scared up $3.1 million in Thursday previews at 3,200 locations

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The film is expected to open to $30 million or more this weekend

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making it the highest-grossing opening of the year for a horror film.

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The Nun II is set years after the events of the first film and follows a priest and a nun who are sent to investigate a mysterious abbey in Romania

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The film stars Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, and Charlotte Hope

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The Nun II is directed by Michael Chaves, who also directed The Curse of La Llorona and The Conjuring

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The Devil Made Me Do It. The film is produced by James Wan and Peter Safran.

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THE NUN II