Mania Box Office Report: Conjuring Defeats the Minions (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Monday, July 22, 2013
Source: Box Office Mojo

With a whole mess of sequels and animated films out at the box office. A non sequel/ prequel ghost story with small budget took the box office. That’s right Maniacs, The Conjuring, something our own critic Chuck Francisco called “the best horror film of 2013 so far" (read the full review here)

Here is what Ray Suber of Box Office Mojo had to report: “The Conjuring's $41.5 million debut is a new record for an original R-rated horror movie ahead of last month's The Purge ($34.1 million). It's also the second-highest start ever for a supernatural horror movie ahead ofParanormal Activity 2 ($40.7 million). For distributor Warner Bros., it's also higher than Pacific Rim's opening last weekend, which is particularly noteworthy givenPacific Rim's price tag was nearly ten times as high as that of The Conjuring”.


 
 

Rank

 
 

Movie

 
 

Weekend

 
 

Theaters

 
 

Average

 
 

Total

 
 

Budget

1
The Conjuring
 
 

$41,530,000

2,903
$14,306
$41,530,000
$20
2
Despicable Me 2
 
 

$25,059,000

3,820
$6,560
$276,159,000
$76
3
Turbo
 
 

$21,500,000

3,806
$5,649
$31,203,000
$135
4
Grown Ups 2
 
 

$20,000,000

3,491
$5,729
$79,500,000
$80
5
Red 2
 
 

$18,500,000

3,016
$6,134
$18,500,000
$84
6
Pacific Rim
 
 

$15,955,000

3,285
$4,857
$68,235,000
$190
7
R.I.P.D.
 
 

$12,763,000

2,852
$4,475
$12,763,000
$130
8
The Heat
 
 

$9,325,000

2,689
$3,468
$129,292,000
$43
9
World War Z
 
 

$5,200,000

2,066
$2,517
$186,941,000
$190
10
Monsters University
 
 

$5,005,000

2,186
$2,290
$248,998,000
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