’2 Guns’ claims No. 1 spot at weekend box office

“2 Guns’ shot to the top of the weekend box office.

The Universal film starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg came in first place with $27 million.

The film is based on a graphic novel of the same name and features Washington as a DEA agent and Wahlberg as a Naval Intelligence officer who must team up for an undercover operation involving drug traffickers and the CIA.

“The Smurfs 2,” the weekend’s other major new release, opened in third place with $17.5 million.

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. “2 Guns,” Universal, $27,059,130, 3,025 locations, $8,945 average, $27,059,130, one week.

2. “The Wolverine,” Fox, $21,324,890, 3,924 locations, $5,434 average, $94,638,740, two weeks.

3. “The Smurfs 2,” Sony, $17,548,389, 3,866 locations, $4,539 average, $27,109,260, one week.

4. “The Conjuring,” Warner Bros., $13,027,154, 3,115 locations, $4,182 average, $107,956,907, three weeks.

5. “Despicable Me 2,” Universal, $10,134,120, 3,207 locations, $3,160 average, $326,411,585, five weeks.

6. “Grown Ups 2,” Sony, $7,945,069, 3,075 locations, $2,584 average, $116,195,275, four weeks.

7. “Turbo,” Fox, $6,228,816, 2,985 locations, $2,087 average, $69,307,459, three weeks.

8. “Red 2,” Lionsgate, $5,556,294, 2,755 locations, $2,017 average, $45,059,433, three weeks.

9. “The Heat,” Fox, $4,623,895, 2,074 locations, $2,229 average, $149,464,957, six weeks.

10. “Pacific Rim,” Warner Bros., $4,490,326, 1,803 locations, $2,490 average, $92,881,044, four weeks.

11. “The Way, Way Back,” Fox Searchlight, $2,730,326, 1,001 locations, $2,728 average, $13,552,653, five weeks.

12. “Fruitvale Station,” Weinstein Co., $2,600,552, 1,086 locations, $2,395 average, $10,852,456, four weeks.

13. “R.I.P.D.,” Universal, $2,409,855, 1,703 locations, $1,415 average, $30,482,095, three weeks.

14. “Blue Jasmine,” Sony, $1,858,696, 50 locations, $37,174 average, $2,845,115, two weeks.

15. “World War Z,” Paramount, $1,808,231, 912 locations, $1,983 average, $195,882,193, seven weeks.

16. “Monsters University,” Disney, $1,403,547, 879 locations, $1,597 average, $258,565,238, seven weeks.

17. “The Lone Ranger,” Disney, $660,645, 553 locations, $1,195 average, $86,765,352, five weeks.

18. “The To-Do List,” CBS Films, $632,101, 585 locations, $1,081 average, $3,094,965, two weeks.

19. “White House Down,” Sony, $511,217, 353 locations, $1,448 average, $71,589,170, six weeks.

20. “Star Trek Into Darkness,” Paramount, $478,353, 300 locations, $1,595 average, $226,222,380, 12 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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