'The Conjuring' thrills box office with $41M

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES

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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