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 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