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“The Conjuring 2” Wins Weekend Box Office


Vera Farmiga in “The Conjuring 2”; Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — The Conjuring 2 scared off the competition to win the box office weekend.

The horror sequel, starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as married paranormal investigators, earned an estimated 40.4 million dollars in its first three days of release.

Warcraft, based on the popular video game franchise, opened in second place, collecting 24.4 million dollars.

Another new flick, Now You See Me 2, rounded out the top three, raising 23 million bucks. The illusionist tale stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe and Morgan Freeman.

Last week’s top movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, fell to fourth place, with 14.8 million dollars.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to comScore:

1. The Conjuring 2, $40.4 million.
2. Warcraft, $24.4 million.
3. Now You See Me 2, $23 million.
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, $14.8 million.
5. X-Men: Apocalypse, $10 million.
6. Me Before You, $9.2 million.
7. The Angry Birds Movie, $6.7 million.
8. Alice Through the Looking Glass, $5.5 million.
9. Captain America: Civil War, $4.3 million.
10. The Jungle Book, $2.7 million.

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