The Angry Birds Movie, which held onto fifth place last week, skidded to seventh, followed by Alice Through The Looking Glass, Captain America: Civil War and The Jungle Book. This squeezed out The Nice Guys, which dropped from the 10th to the 12th spot and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, which was in seventh place a week ago.
All told, from first to sixth place on the weekend’s revenue list, there are six movies released on the past two weeks, starting with a new top three last week and a fresh top three this week.
This week, The Conjuring 2 earned $40 million over the weekend in 3,343 theaters, followed by Warcraft ($24.3 million) and Now You See Me 2 ($23 million). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows earned $14.8 million, while X-Men: Apocalypse‘s take was $10 million. Me Before You followed at $9.2 million with The Angry Birds Movie ($6.7 million), Alice Through The Looking Glass ($5.5 million), Captain America: Civil War ($4.3 million) and The Jungle Book ($2.7 million) filling out the top 10.
The Conjuring 2 is fun, says famed reviewer Roger Ebert, because director James Wan was able to combine two of his beloved horror movie influences, which would be horror movies of the ’70s and ’80s, with a true-to-life story, which was the investigation of the murders that became known as the Amityville Horror. We’ll just have to take his word on that. I check out a horror movie when it transcends the genre and isn’t ranked as “one of the best horror films of the decade,” but makes it all the way to “one of the best films of the decade.”
As such, I will applaud Silence of the Lambs and rave about Nightcrawler. But I’ll let others review any film named The Conjuring whether it has a number after it or not. I like to sleep at night. Ebert can go to the movies on my behalf in a case like this.
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