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
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)

(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.

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Jul 24, 2013 9:44 AM CDT
went and saw it last night... 6.8/10 pretty good movie, but definitely could have been alot scarier.. only made me jump once or twice ( and im usually pretty jumpy in demonic-exorcism-horror movies ) definitely not 'the benchmark for all horror movies ' like the ads say lol
Jul 21, 2013 2:14 PM CDT
Wouldn't you know, the only good film, R.I.P.D., didn't make enough money.
Jul 21, 2013 2:03 PM CDT
"scares up..." not a fan of unclever headlines. Must be a go to for horror movies