New Line and Warner Bros.’ low-budget “The Conjuring” dusted of the competition with a staggering $41.5 million opening according to Directed by James Wan, well known for the gory “Saw” franchise, and costing only $20 million to produce, one can safely assume the production team is still popping champagne bottles. This is far more than anyone anticipated and more than three times the disappointing $12.8 million debut of Universal’s pricey R.I.P.D., which cost approximately $130 million to make with Ryan Reynold and  Jeff Bridges starring to add viewers interest.  Red 2, opened to $18.5 million, which also fell short to “The Conjuring” scaring up a storm this past weekend.


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Based on true events, “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.


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The Conjuring came in ahead of the openings for recent summer blockbusters Pacific Rim ($37.2 million), The Lone Ranger ($29.2 million), After Earth ($27.5 million) and White House Down($24.0 million).

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