Annabelle is an american supernatural horror film directed in 2014 by John R. Leonetti, written by Gary Dauberman and produced by Peter Safran and James Wan. The film, a prequel of The Conjuring, was inspired by a story of a cursed doll named Annabelle told by the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Annabelle premiered at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on September 29, 2014.
The movie grossed $84.3 million in North America and $172.8 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $257 million, against a production budget of $6.5 million. In the United States and Canada, Annabelle is the fourteenth highest-grossing horror/supernatural film.