The Conjuring Scares Off Despicable Me

'Despicable Me' slips to No. 2 after 3 weeks at top

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 21, 2013 1:02 PM CDT

(Newser) The Conjuring unseated three-week box office champ Despicable Me this weekend, with the horror flick pulling in $41.5 million in its debut while the latter claimed the No. 2 spot with $25 million. Turbo took third with $21.5 million. Grown Ups 2 and Red 2 rounded out the No. 4 and 5 spots, with $20 million and $18.5 million, respectively. The AP notes that RIPD, starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds, had a not-so-spectacular debut with $12.76 million.

Lili Taylor portrays Carolyn Perron, left, and Joey King portrays Christine in a scene from "The Conjuring."   (AP Photo/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures, Michael Tackett)
Vera Farmiga portrays Lorraine Warren in a scene from "The Conjuring."   (AP Photo/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures, Michael Tackett)
Vera Farmiga portrays Lorraine Warren in a scene from "The Conjuring."   (AP Photo/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures, Michael Tackett)
Lili Taylor portrays Carolyn Perron in a scene from "The Conjuring." The film opens nationwide on Friday, July 19.   (AP Photo/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures)
A scene from "The Conjuring."   (AP Photo/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures)
Lili Taylor portrays Carolyn Perron in a scene from "The Conjuring."   (AP Photo/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures, Michael Tackett)
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