The Conjuring shines with $41.5 million collection in its opening weekend
The tradition set in the Hollywood box-office since the last four weeks has been broken finally by the latest Warner Bros.’ horror flick, The Conjuring, which ended the domination of animated movies. Theatres were crowded at The Conjuring shows resulting in the collection of $41.5 million in its very opening weekend.
James Wan-directed The Conjuring was made for $20 million and it has been announced as the best horror debut of the year beating the $34.1 million opening of The Purge in May. It has also been the second-best debut ever for an R-rated horror film lagging behind the 2011-film Paranormal Activity 3. It has been the career-best opening for Wan who debuted in 2004 with Saw.
The second position at this weekend’s box-office was held strongly by Despicable Me 2 which has outdone the $300 million mark overseas. Turbo featured in the third place grossing $21.5 million its weak opening weekend. Turbo is followed by Grown Ups 2 with only $20 million earnings in its second weekend. The fifth place was held by Red 2 which took in $18.5 million. Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges starrer R.I.P.D. could only make $12.8 million in its first three days.