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The Conjuring, Lili Taylor

Warner Bros. Entertainment

The crowd wanted a scare this weekend.

Viewers were eager to follow the journey of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were working to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse in The Conjuring, making the newly released thriller the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend.

The film, which stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson brought in over $41.5 million opening weekend, knocking Despicable Me 2 off the top spot.

Minion, Despicable Me 2

Universal Pictures

The animated Despicable Me sequel made slightly over $25 million in it's third week in theaters, followed by the new animation flick Turbo, which premiered this weekend and took the third spot in the box office with $21.5 million.

Grown Ups 2, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade and Chris Rock, dropped from the second slot last week to No. 4 in the box office during its second week in theaters with $20 million this weekend.

Red 2 rounded out the top five by bringing in $18.5 million its first weekend. And the much-hyped R.I.P.D was virtually D.O.A. at the b.o. with a mere $12.7 million, opening in 7th place.

Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo:

1. The Conjuring, $41.5 million

2. Despicable Me 2, $25 million

3. Turbo, $21.5

4. Grown Ups 2, $20 million

5. Red 2, $18.5 million

6. Pacific Rim, $15.9 million

7. R.I.P.D, $12.7 million

8. The Heat, $9.3 million

9. World War Z, $5.2 million

10. Monsters University, $5 million