Low budget ‘The Conjuring’ leaves tentpoles standing

‘The Conjuring’ took market analysts by surprise, grossing an outstanding $17m during an overcrowded Friday at the North American box office for new releases.  The modestly budgeted latest feature from ‘Saw’ director, James Wan, received an ‘A-‘ CinemaScore, and, after allowing for the usual front loading of horror films, it should still finish the weekend around the $40m mark.

 

It was another difficult Friday for high-budget openers following disappointing performances from ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘The Lone Ranger’ and ‘White House Down’ during recent weeks.  DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Turbo’ earned another $6.5m on Friday taking its total to a poor $16m since Wednesday’s launch, and the 3D snail adventure will finish the five days on approximately $29m should family audiences turn out on Saturday and Sunday.  Universal had an even worse time of it, with the ghost cop thriller, ‘R.I.P.D’, only returning $4.7m on Friday for a likely weekend tally of $12.5m.

 

The weekend’s other wide release, ‘Red 2’, grossed a modest $6.3m and seems set to finish the three days $3m short of its predecessor’s debut of $21m.  It can, at least, point to a decent ‘B+’ CinemaScore for possible word of mouth momentum moving forward.

 

Last weekend’s No. 1, ‘Despicable Me 2’, added a further $7.4m on Friday and will finish Sunday in second place on $24m.

 

And Sony’s ‘Grown Ups 2’, had an excellent $6.4m hold during its second Friday in play, setting up a close contest with ‘Turbo’ for the No. 3 spot.yasmin antibabypille online kaufen cost of yasmin birth control order yasmin pill online yasmin birth control price walmart
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