Weekend Box Office- July 19-21


Two big bombs this weekend would normally be a cause of worry, but when a small film hits it big, it eases the news. James Wan’s The Conjuring hit it huge over the weekend raking in $41 million. Wan has become the go-to director for small budget horror. The director of the original Saw and last year’s Insidious has another low risk/high reward winner on his hands. His next film will have a bit more at stake because he will take over the director chair for Fast & Furious 7.

It was a double bad break for Ryan Reynolds this weekend. He had two huge movies that both failed to reach even low expectations. Turbo, the DreamWorks animated feature, only managed $21.5 million which is one of the lowest totals ever for a DreamWorks animated feature. Then we have R.I.P.D. which cost $130 million to produce and it seemed like the writing was on the wall before the movie even released. The comic -based film could only bring in just over $12 million and will probably be a movie you see on TNT on a week to week basis before you know it.

1. The Conjuring- $41.5 million/ $41.5 million

2. Despicable Me 2- $25.1/ $276.2

3. Turbo- $21.5/ $31.2

4. Grown Ups 2- $20.0/ $79.5

5. Red 2- $18.5/ $18.5

6. Pacific Rim- $15.9/ $68.2

7. R.I.P.D.- $12.7/ $12.7

8. The Heat- $9.3/ $129.2

9. World War Z- $5.2/ $186.9

10. Monsters University- $5.0/ $248.9


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