Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Conjuring Scares Up Biggest Horror Debut of 2013

Summary

This weekend, following four consecutive frames of animated sequels ruling the North American box office, horror fans returned with a vengeance powering the new supernatural thriller The Conjuring to a number one opening over a crowded weekend that saw four new releases debut in wide release. The R-rated spookfest grossed a sensational $41.5M from 2,903 locations for a sizzling $14,306 average. Back to Article

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Zach Thomas

Zach Idiculla

Fruitvale Station was terrific -- in particular, it was a joy to see Michael B. Jordan light up the screen.

Jul 21 - 07:13 PM

BMS1234

brandon sideleau

Sandler just needs to go away....but he won't if these morons keep paying to watch his fart jokes.

Jul 21 - 07:26 PM

The Nothing

The Nothing

I don't think they should blame Reynolds for RIPD. It was DOA no matter what. But Reynolds really should focus on fun, R-rated comedies or smaller indies like "Buried." That's where he shines.

Jul 21 - 07:47 PM

The Nothing

The Nothing

All theaters should add a second ticket-taker who just slaps anyone with a "Grown Ups 2" ticket as they pass through.

Jul 21 - 07:49 PM

Bay is .001 Nolan

Bay is .001 Nolan

This mother fucker is a mother fucker!

Jul 21 - 08:06 PM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

So far...My fav movies this summer:

1. Pacific Rim
2. Monters U
3. Man of Steel
4. ST:ID ( though wrath of Khan still a million times better)
5. War World Z
6.The Conjuring
7. Fast 6

Looking forward to "Gravity" and maybe maybe Ellysium

Jul 21 - 08:13 PM

Chris Middleton

Chris Middleton

I'm very much looking forward to Ellysium and maybe, maybe Gravity. :P

Jul 21 - 10:03 PM

Esteban Martinez

Esteban Martinez

Going from trailers it seems Gravity will be yawnsville and a box office bomb.

Jul 22 - 07:16 AM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

Not enought superheroes or familiar source material?

Jul 22 - 04:41 PM

Duddy112

Fuddy Duddy

RIPD looked stupid from the trailers so I'm not surprised it opened badly. I wasn't even surprised on how turbo did either. Who in the world would spend money to watch a bunch snails race? I mean really? That is just so stupid. I swear these animated films these days are really getting ridiculous.



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Jul 21 - 08:16 PM

Typhon

Typhon Q

RIPD looked absolutely terrible. Props to Conjuring for delivering a good show.

Jul 21 - 08:16 PM

Kurtiss Keefner

Kurtiss Keefner

Why are there no overseas numbers? Just curious how Pacific Rim, WWZ, and others were doing. I wish I didn't have to go to another source for that info.

Jul 21 - 08:20 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

It's about 110 million overseas, for about a 180 million total right now. Still won't open in Japan for a couple of weeks.

Jul 21 - 09:16 PM

Kurtiss Keefner

Kurtiss Keefner

One flop does not a failure make. Yes its not good that they even bothered to green-light the film, but Universal is number 2 so far this year in gross -behind Disney- so they are by no means failing as a studio. Sony, on the other hand, is pretty far behind compared to last years tally. As for movie quality, it's hard to tell, but the numbers don't lie.

Jul 21 - 08:29 PM

HH SLD

HH SLD

I'm very pleased The Conjuring is doing so well, it really was a very good movie.

Jul 21 - 08:29 PM

The MFer

The Mother Fucker

I can't believe you fell for trollbait.

Jul 21 - 08:58 PM

The MFer

The Mother Fucker

You comment is a contradiction.

Jul 21 - 09:03 PM

Gary Devenport

Gary Devenport

Your grammar is nauseating. =)

Jul 22 - 02:01 AM

Big Daddy101

Do you think this is a motherfucking game?

Oh, cause I forgot one letter.

Jul 22 - 08:52 AM

Carlos Perez

Carlos Perez

I don't usually put horror movies on top of my list, but The Conjuring managed to be #1 on my movie list this year!! I'm glad it did so well at the box office. The only grudge is that why Warner released it a week after Pacific Rim ( which I thought suffered from bad positioning in movie scheduling). I've enjoyed this summer of movies , but wish that releases would be spaced out better instead of every weekend getting multiple new movies.

Jul 21 - 09:05 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

It's about 110 million overseas, for about a 180 million total right now. Still won't open in Japan for a couple of weeks.

Jul 21 - 09:16 PM

Chris Middleton

Chris Middleton

I'm very much looking forward to Ellysium and maybe, maybe Gravity. :P

Jul 21 - 10:03 PM

Marcus Morgan

Marcus Morgan

I'm sure your two extra viewings will easily push the box office take into the stratosphere.. Expect your thank-you note from WB in the near future.

Jul 21 - 10:39 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

Yeah, I forgot, even during those times of ****, Universal manages to release some decent films.

Jul 21 - 10:47 PM

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