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
The Conjuring Scares Off Despicable Me
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)

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. (More Despicable Me stories.)

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