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    Weekend Opening Weekend Current Gross
The Conjuring 2 $40.406 million $40.406 million $40.406 million
Warcraft $24.166 million $24.166 million $24.166 million
Now You See Me 2 $22.383 million $22.383 million $22.383 million
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2  $14.387 million $35.316 million $60.626 million
X-Men: Apocalypse $9.915 million $65.770 million $136.289 million

The Conjuring 2 easily scared up a 1st place win this weekend, pulling out all the spooky stops to open at $40.4 million, just $1.5 million shy of the 2013 original and a little ahead of last week’s prediction. Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 flip-flopped, with Warcraft claiming 2nd and finishing about as expected with $24.2 million for its first weekend. Much like 3rd place finisher NYSM2Warcraft is seeing no love from critics, but audience scores are positive. The computer game adaptation has grossed an impressive $280.5 million overseas so far, with over half of that coming from China alone. Trailing Warcraft by less than $2 million and opening $7 million under its predecessor, Now You See Me 2 took 3rd with $22.4 million. The first grossed $117.7 million domestic, but really shone overseas with $234 million, doing particularly well in China, France, and Russia in 2013. The magical sequel made $23.9 million in eight foreign markets this weekend, and hasn’t hit those three locations yet.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows fell a bit further than expected, a 59% drop leaving it at $14.4 million in fourth place. The turtles have grossed $60.6 million domestically, just over half of where the 2014 original was day-to-date. Internationally, Out of the Shadows has seen an additional $55.3 million. Fifth place X-Men: Apocalypse also dipped lower than anticipated, a 57% drop in its third weekend leading to a $9.9 million gross. Apocalypse has drawn in $136.3 million total, finally outperformed one another X-Men adaptation–2013’s The Wolverine. Internationally it’s outperforming others in its series, grossing $341.5 million, third only behind Days of Future Past and DeadpoolMe Before You couldn’t quite hold on a second weekend, dropping 52% to take 6th place with $9 million. The romantic drama has made $36.7 million total.

The Angry Birds Movie experienced a bit of an uptick, falling only 36%, beating out Alice Through the Looking Glass, and roosting in 7th place. The Sony family film has grossed $98 million total and an additional $213.9 million overseas. If you’ll believe it, that $98 million puts it in second for all video game adaptations domestically, beating out ill-fated Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and following only Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderAlice Through the Looking Glass dropped another 50% this weekend, finishing in 8th with $5.6 million. In three weekends, the latest Disney live action reboot has grossed only $62.5 million, trailing its predecessor by over $200 million. The Lewis Carroll tale has been slightly more successful abroad, bringing in $152.5 million. As predicted, ninth place belonged to Captain America: Civil War with $4.3 million. At $396.9 million, the Marvel flick now trails Iron Man 3 by about $12 million, and is still a little ahead day-to-date. Internationally, Cap 3 has grossed $746 million, which is still $60 million behind IM3The Jungle Book rounded out the Top 10, taking in $2.8 million in its ninth weekend, and beating out Neighbors 2 for a prime spot. Worldwide, Mowgli’s reimagining has grossed $910.6 million.


Family faves The Jungle Book and Angry Birds (as well as fellow family sort-of-contender Alice) will see a drop this coming weekend thanks to the release of Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory. Coming to theaters thirteen years after Finding NemoDory brings back Ellen DeGeneres as the lovably forgettable Dory in search of her own family. Also in wide release is Warner Bros.’ Central Intelligence, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The spy comedy will be a fierce competitor for The Conjuring thanks to a high school-friendly PG-13 rating.

(Source: Starred figures are estimates. Figures represent numbers at time of writing, and may have changed.)

Parker Mills | Contributor

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