Annabelle took first place at the international box office with $26.5 million this weekend.
The prequel to The Conjuring opened to a stunning $11.7 million in Mexico. That's the biggest debut ever for a horror movie, and ranks third for the year behind The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Mexico is already the movie's highest-grossing market ahead of fellow Latin American territory Brazil ($11.5 million).
So far, Annabelle has earned an impressive $126.7 million overseas. The Conjuring ended its overseas run at $181 million; that now looks like a . . .