'The Conjuring' thrills box office with $41M

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Vera Farmiga in a scene from the 2013 horror film, The Conjuring.

Vera Farmiga in a scene from the 2013 horror film, 'The Conjuring.' (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Moviegoers were ready to be horrified this weekend as "The Conjuring" thrilled its way to first place at the box office.

The Warner Bros. haunted house horror film, which is based on a true story, debuted over the weekend and scared its way to more than $41 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The minions of "Despicable Me 2" dropped to second place with $25 million.

The newest animated Fox movie "Turbo" opened in third place with $21.5 million.

"Grown Ups 2" produced by Adam Sandler and starring Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Salma Hayek held on to the No. 4 spot with $20 million. "Red 2" rounded out the top five with $18.5 million.

1. "The Conjuring," $41.5 million.

2. "Despicable Me 2," $25 million ($35.4 million international).

3. "Turbo," $21.5 million ($22.6 million international).

4. "Grown Ups 2," $20 million.

5. "Red 2," $18.5 million ($7.6 million international).

6. "Pacific Rim," $15.95 million ($34.8 million international).

7. "R.I.P.D.," $12.76 million ($6.8 million).

8. "The Heat," $9.3 million.

9. "World War Z," $5.2 million ($12 million international).

10. "Monsters University," $5 million ($20.7 million international).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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