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Roman Christou, left, and Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen in a scene from The Curse of La Llorona. Image Credit: AP

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ brought good fortune at the box office.

The Warner Bros horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $26.5 million (Dh97.32 million) according to studio estimates Sunday, putting it in the top spot on its opening weekend — the last before ‘Avengers: Endgame’ arrives to dominate.

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ ended the two-week reign of ‘Shazam!’ in the top spot. The DC Comics superhero comedy was second with $17.3 million, continuing its strong run with a three-week domestic total of $121.3 million and giving Warner Bros. a 1-2 finish.

The inspirational ‘Breakthrough’, the first release from 20th Century Fox since Disney acquired the studio, was third with $11.1 million, a respectable opening for the modestly budgeted faith-based film.

The reign of ‘La Llorona’ will not last. Its top finish came on a quiet Easter weekend as studios cleared a path for the wildly anticipated ‘Avengers: Endgame’, the Disney and Marvel juggernaut that should disintegrate all competition for several weeks to come.