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Moviegoers were ready for a fright this weekend, sending "The Conjuring" into first place at the box office.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the Warner Bros. haunted-house horror debuted with $41.5 million in domestic ticket sales, unseating the three-week champ, "Despicable Me 2." The Universal film dropped to second place with $25 million.

Fox's new animated offering, "Turbo," opened with $21.5 million, good for third place.

The Sony comedy "Grown Ups 2" held onto fourth place in its second week of release, earning $20 million.

Summit Entertainment's "Red 2," which stars Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren as retired CIA operatives, debuted in fifth place with $18.5 million.

The weekend's other new big release, the Jeff Bridges-Ryan Reynolds caper "R.I.P.D.," opened with a disappointing $12.76 million.

1. "The Conjuring" $41.5 M
2. "Despicable Me 2" $25.1 M
3. "Turbo" $21.5 M
4. "Grown Ups 2" $20 M
5. "Red 2" $18.5 M
6. "Pacific Rim" $16.0 M
7. "R.I.P.D." $12.8 M
8. "The Heat" $9.3 M
9. "World War Z" $5.2 M
10. "Monsters University" $5.0 M

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