‘The Conjuring’ tops box office with $41.9M

“R.I.P.D.” was dead on arrival at the box office.

Sony’s ghost-busting crime caper starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges opened in seventh place with $12.7 million, while the Warner Bros. haunted house thriller “The Conjuring” spooked up $41.9 million to rank first during its initial weekend in theaters.

Fox’s animated snail racing adventure “Turbo,” opened with $21.3 million in third place.

Summit Entertainment’s “Red 2,” which stars Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren as retired CIA operatives, debuted with $18 million in fifth place.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com, are:

1. “The Conjuring,” Warner Bros., $41,855,326, 2,903 locations, $14,418 average, $41,855,326, one week.

2. “Despicable Me 2,” Universal, $24,906,360, 3,820 locations, $6,520 average, $276,006,395, three weeks.

3. “Turbo,” Fox, $21,312,625, 3,806 locations, $5,600 average, $31,015,384, one week.

4. “Grown Ups 2,” Sony, $19,872,150, 3,491 locations, $5,692 average, $79,388,026, two weeks.

5. “Red 2,” Summit, $18,048,422, 3,016 locations, $5,984 average, $18,048,422, one week.

6. “Pacific Rim,” Warner Bros., $16,002,231, 3,285 locations, $4,871 average, $68,282,523, two weeks.

7. “R.I.P.D.,” Universal, $12,691,415, 2,852 locations, $4,450 average, $12,691,415, one week.

8. “The Heat,” Fox, $9,303,788, 2,689 locations, $3,460 average, $129,271,224, four weeks.

9. “World War Z,” Paramount, $5,191,541, 2,066 locations, $2,513 average, $186,932,608, five weeks.

10. “Monsters University,” Disney, $5,121,878, 2,186 locations, $2,343 average, $249,114,132, five weeks.

11. “The Lone Ranger,” Disney, $4,380,047, 2,273 locations, $1,927 average, $81,291,290, three weeks.

12. “White House Down,” Sony, $2,400,246, 1,454 locations, $1,651 average, $68,452,875, four weeks.

13. “The Way, Way Back,” Fox Searchlight, $2,200,622, 304 locations, $7,239 average, $4,592,892, three weeks.

14. “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain,” Summit, $2,034,217, 748 locations, $2,720 average, $29,947,017, three weeks.

15. “Man of Steel,” Warner Bros., $1,819,387, 1,050 locations, $1,733 average, $285,000,474, six weeks.

16. “This Is the End,” Sony, $1,179,821, 622 locations, $1,897 average, $94,429,913, six weeks.

17. “Fruitvale Station,” Weinstein Co., $739,484, 34 locations, $21,750 average, $1,331,697, two weeks.

18. “Girl Most Likely,” Roadside Attractions, $694,477, 351 locations, $1,979 average, $694,477, one week.

19. “Now You See Me,” Lionsgate, $436,092, 333 locations, $1,310 average, $114,410,708, eight weeks.

20. “20 Feet From Stardom,” Weinstein Co., $397,335, 135 locations, $2,943 average, $2,425,321, six weeks.


Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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