Box office top 20: 'The Conjuring 2' tops 'Warcraft'

The horror sequel \"The Conjuring 2\" bested the video-game adaptation \"Warcraft\" & the magic caper \"Now You See Me 2\".

Published: 14th June 2016 03:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2016 03:22 AM   |  A+A-

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This image released by Warner Bros. shows Vera Farmiga in a scene from the New Line Cinema thriller, "The Conjuring 2." (AP)

By AP

NEW YORK: In a trio of debuts, the horror sequel "The Conjuring 2" bested the video-game adaptation "Warcraft" and the magic caper "Now You See Me 2" at the weekend box office.

"The Conjuring 2," James Wan's sequel to the 2013 paranormal thriller, opened with $40.4 million, according to final box-office figures Monday. That was roughly equal to the original's debut and easily trumped the weekend's other big openings.

While "Warcraft" has done record business in China, the big-budget but badly reviewed "World of Warcraft" adaptation wasn't much of a draw in North America, earning just $24.2 million.

"Now You See Me 2," in which illusionists use magic to carry out heists, opened with $22.4 million, about $7 million less than the 2013 debut of the original.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "The Conjuring 2," Warner Bros., $40,406,314, 3,343 locations, $12,087 average, $40,406,314, 1 week.

2. "Warcraft," Universal, $24,166,110, 3,400 locations, $7,108 average, $24,166,110, 1 week.

3. "Now You See Me 2," Lionsgate, $22,383,146, 3,232 locations, $6,925 average, $22,383,146, 1 week.

4. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," Paramount, $14,386,565, 4,071 locations, $3,534 average, $60,626,348, 2 weeks.

5. "X-Men: Apocalypse," 20th Century Fox, $9,915,017, 3,585 locations, $2,766 average, $136,289,212, 3 weeks.

6. "Me Before You," Warner Bros., $9,038,263, 2,762 locations, $3,272 average, $36,650,841, 2 weeks.

7. "The Angry Birds Movie," Sony, $6,550,445, 3,083 locations, $2,125 average, $98,020,068, 4 weeks.

8. "Alice Through the Looking Glass," Disney, $5,646,012, 2,898 locations, $1,948 average, $62,538,623, 3 weeks.

9. "Captain America: Civil War," Disney, $4,314,342, 2,101 locations, $2,053 average, $396,871,490, 6 weeks.

10. "The Jungle Book," Disney, $2,761,034, 1,496 locations, $1,846 average, $352,689,723, 9 weeks.

11. "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising," Universal, $2,120,535, 1,581 locations, $1,341 average, $53,088,760, 4 weeks.

12. "The Nice Guys," Warner Bros., $1,960,130, 1,147 locations, $1,709 average, $32,502,322, 4 weeks.

13. "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," Universal, $1,678,730, 2,313 locations, $726 average, $8,310,010, 2 weeks.

14. "Love & Friendship," Roadside Attractions, $1,404,242, 826 locations, $1,700 average, $9,421,117, 5 weeks.

15. "The Lobster," A24, $987,794, 560 locations, $1,764 average, $5,552,855, 5 weeks.

16. "Money Monster," Sony, $700,810, 731 locations, $959 average, $39,769,480, 5 weeks.

17. "Maggie's Plan," Sony Pictures Classics, $623,248, 311 locations, $2,004 average, $1,071,019, 4 weeks.

18. "Zootopia," Disney, $556,988, 319 locations, $1,746 average, $338,198,507, 15 weeks.

19. "A...Aa," BlueSky Cinemas, $345,324, 96 locations, $3,597 average, $2,255,376, 2 weeks.

20. "Te3n," Reliance Big Entertainment PVT. Ltd., $258,066, 104 locations, $2,481 average, $258,066, 1 week.

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