Box Office Results: Conjuring 2 scares off Warcraft
This week’s Box Office results included three major-releases for moviegoers to choose from. “The Conjuring 2,” “Now You See Me 2” and “Warcraft” all debuted in theaters across the country this weekend, offering a quick respite from superhero-themed films.
Taking the top-spot on the list this week was the horror-thriller “The Conjuring 2” from Warner Bros. Pictures, the film earned $40.35M domestically. The highly anticipated horror sequel opened across 3,343 locations this week, and managed to beat-out a few popular releases. “The Conjuring 2” was directed by James Wan, working off a screenplay written by Carey and Chad Hayes. The film stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Madison Wolfe.
“Warcraft” from Universal Pictures earned $24.36M to take second-place overall on the domestic box-office charts. The film opened to 3,400 locations this weekend. “Warcraft” was written by Duncan Jones, who also cowrote the screenplay with Charles Leavitt. The film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton and Ben Foster.
In third-place was “Now You See Me 2” from Lionsgate, which earned $23M across 3,232 locations over the weekend. “Now You See Me 2” was directed by Jon M. Chu, the screenplay and original story was written by Ed Solomon. Among the ensemble cast are Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Daniel Radcliffe.
The Paramount Pictures action-film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” earned $14.8M across 4,071 locations. The TMNT follow-up is now in its second-week in theaters, having earned $61M since it was released. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” was directed by Dave Green, the script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec. Among the stars of the film are Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Tyler Perry.
Rounding-out the top-five on the box-office charts was “X-Men: Apocalypse” from FOX with $10M over the weekend. The film remained in 3,585 locations this week, and has earned over $136M in just three weeks. “X-MEN Apocalypse” was directed by Bryan Singer, working off a screenplay written by Simon Kinberg. Starring in the film are James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne,Sophie Turner and Olivia Munn.