Top Ten Movies in North America This Weekend

Over the weekend, 3 films made their debut and completely shook up the North American box office.

The irony of it?

All movies in the top three were sequels from a blockbuster last year!

Let’s take a look at how the list rounded out this week,

“The Conjuring 2,” debuts at No.1 this weekend, earning $40.35 million.

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Photo Source: Warner Bros.

The horror film is a sequel to the 2013 “The Conjuring,” and brings back its stars, Patrick Wilson as Ed Warren and Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren.

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Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren and Patrick Wilson as Ed Warren in “The Conjuring 2.” Photo Source: Warner Bros.

This time Ed and Lorraine travel to London to help a single mother of four children living in a house plagued malicious spirits.

While reviews are mixed, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it 3 and a half stars while others say it just doesn’t compared to the first installment.

But if you are into horror and being scared off your seat, this film is definitely a must-see summer blockbuster!

In the second spot, “Warcraft,” the Universal film adaptation from the “World of Warcraft” video game.

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Photo Source: Universal.

The film premiered this weekend, earning $24.36 million.

“Warcraft” stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, and Dominic Cooper.

A more fantasy type film, “Warcraft” follows a peaceful realm called Azeroth, which is on the brink of war as the civilization must face a race of orc warriors. One world faces destruction, the other extinction as a portal between the two opens. On each side, one hero will rise above to protect their home, family and their people. Who will claim defeat?

Another film that made its debut this weekend, “Now You See Me 2” made its way to the third spot in the box office top ten.

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Photo Source: Lionsgate.

This sequel is packed with famous faces including “Now You See Me” alumni, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco and Woody Harrelson.

Some new faces make the cut to including Lizzy Caplan, and Daniel Radcliffe.

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Lizzy Caplan as Lula, Dave Franco as Jack Wilder, Jesse Eisenberg as J. Daniel Atlas, and Woody Harrelson as Merrit McKinney in “Now You See Me 2.” Photo Source: Lionsgate.

The Lionsgate film made $20 million in North America this weekend.

The film follows the Four Horseman again as their resurface and are recruited by a tech genius to pull off the most impossible heist yet.

The reviews aren’t the best, but it was announced a third installment will be added to this film series, so pick you poison.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” slipped down to the fourth spot this weekend from the No.1 last weekend.

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Stephen Amell plays Casey Jones and Megan Fox as April O’Neil in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.” Photo Source: Paramount.

The second installment to the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” films, the movie earned another $14 million.

In North America, the Paramount film has made just about $61 million in two weeks.

The film stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and Laura Linney.

This would definitely fall into the action packed comedy genre, and the reviews seem to be very positive overall. 

And to round out the top ten,

5. “X-Men Apocalypse” had its fun in the top three last week, but gets knocked down to fifth this weekend.

The Fox film earned another $10 million in North America.

The film stars Jennifer Lawerence, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, and more.

6. In the sixth spot this weekend, the romance lives on in the top ten with, “Me Before You.”

The film earned just under $10 million this weekend, adding to the worldwide success.

Overall in North America, “Me Before You” has earned $36.82 million. 

7. “The Angry Birds Movie” falls flat in seventh place.

The animated film earned $6.7 million in its third week of release.

8. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” holds on in the top ten in the eighth spot this weekend.

The film stars Johnny Depp, Helen Bonham-Carter, Anne Hathway  and Sasha Baron Cohen.

The Sony movie earned $5.5 million this weekend.

9. In ninth place, “Captain America: Civil War” earns 4.3 million.

10. “The Jungle Book” is still up there, rounding out the list in tenth.

 

 

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