The combination of Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington proved too much for any other movie out there as their 2 Guns shot to the top of the box office this first weekend in August.
The other big film to open this past week was The Smurfs 2, which had actually two extra days of box office since it premiered on Wednesday, July 31. But those two extra days did not matter as the sequel to The Smurfs opened in third place with a disappointing $18.2 million.
Second place found last week’s box office winner, The Wolverine, adding another $21.7 million to its take. Hugh Jackman’s second solo outing beyond Wolfie’s X-Men confines has now banked $95 million.
The Conjuring continued to scare up business as it landed in fourth place with $13.7 million. The James Wan-directed horror flick is now in esteemed company by going over the coveted $100 million mark. The Conjuring has made $109 million total.
Closing out the top five, Despicable Me 2 continued its incredible run with a fifth week take of $10.4 million. Would you believe the Steve Carell animated smash now has made $327 million? Yeah, that’s pretty incredible.
Look for the box office charts to be completely different next week as a slew of new films land in what may be the busiest week of the year. Opening in the next few days is Elysium, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, We’re the Millers, Lovelace and Disney’s Planes.
Box office top 10:
1. 2 Guns, $27.4 million
2. The Wolverine, $21.7 million
3. The Smurfs 2, $18.2 million
4. The Conjuring, $13.7 million
5. Despicable Me 2, $10.4 million
6. Grown Ups 2, $8.1 million
7. Turbo, $6.4 million
8. Red 2, $5.7 million
9. The Heat, $4.7 million
10. Pacific Rim, $4.6 million
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