The Conjuring is one scary movie, as we stated in our The Conjuring review, and horror fans agreed by showing up in droves and making the James Wan-directed movie number one. The weekend box office also saw Despicable Me 2 continue its impressive run by adding another $25 million to its haul, bringing its total to $276.2 million. But, this week’s big story is the $42 million The Conjuring took in its first week of release.
Turbo debuted and landed in third, with an impressive $21.5 million, while the other two big debuts didn’t quite ignite as much summer heat. Red 2 banked $18.5 million and Ryan Reynolds’ second movie (after Turbo) to premiere this week, R.I.P.D., didn’t even make the top 5. Reynolds and co-star Jeff Bridges can’t be happy with their seventh place finish with $12.8 million.
Box office Top 10:
1. The Conjuring, $42 million
2. Despicable Me 2, $25 million
3. Turbo, $21.5 million
4. Grown Ups 2, $20 million
5. Red 2, $18.5 million
6. Pacific Rim, $15.9 million
7. R.I.P.D., $12.8 million
8. The Heat, $9.3 million
9. World War Z, $5.2 million
10. Monsters University, $5 million
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