Director James Wan hit the number one spot this weekend with his horror flick The Conjuring. The film is being marketed as one f the scariest films of all time and it appears the boastfulness paid off to the tune of $41.5 million. The film cost a scant $20 million, so it’s already well into the green.
After multiple weeks at the top Despicable Me 2 fell to number two with $25 million. It’s domestic total is now $276.1 million. Add in another $308.4 million from the international market and the kid flick is at $584.5 million worldwide.
Turbo, the other family film currently in theatres, tried to outdo DM2, but it was to no avail. The kid flick about racing snails only managed $21.5 million for the weekend. It opened early on Wednesday, but still underperformed for a total of $31.2 domestic.
Adam Sandler’s latest Grown Ups 2 dropped 51.8% to finish with $20 million. It’s now at $79.5 million domestic, $8.7 international and $88.2 worldwide.
Red 2 disappointed this weekend with $18.5 million, which is less than the $21.7 million Red opened with in 2010. I wonder why Lionsgate/Summit decided to open Red 2 on such a crowded weekend? Seems to me they’d have done better opening it in October like they did with the first film.
Still, Red 2 did a lot better than R.I.P.D., which opened in seventh place with $12.7 million.
|2.||Despicable Me 2||$25 million|
|4.||Grown Ups 2||$20 million|
|5.||Red 2||$18.5 million|
|6.||Pacific Rim||$15.9 million|
|8.||The Heat||$9.3 million|
|9.||World War Z||$5.2 million|
|10.||Monsters University||$5 million|
SOURCE: Box Office Mojo