Conjuring a Break from The Heat

Has summer offered you its share of thrills, chills and paranormal ills? Has too much time in the sun caused visions of the no-longer-living ominously residing among us? Those living-and-loving movies with a terrifying kick hurried to air-conditioned movie theaters this weekend, evading the heat in exchange for a horror of a story.
A low-budget wonder of the mystical kind pulled a magic trick out of its hat, besting animation and action this steamy summer weekend as “The Conjuring” summoned scare-seekers to chilly movie theaters, answering the call at #1 at the domestic box office with an anything-but-scary $41.5 million. The brave little minions were shouting “Despicable Me 2” come in at #2 behind such an un-lively bunch with $25.1 million, as they plotted their animated revenge against the house haunters. Adding a bit more animation to the movie mix, a snail with a need for “Turbo” speed arrived on the cinematic landscape at #3 with $21.5 million. Following behind the speedy and the sunshine gang were the “Grown Ups 2” scared of things that go bump in the night, preferring a non-threatening summer day spent at the sunny #4 spot with $20 million. Time outdoors also had Bruce Willis seeing “Red 2,” as the action star heatedly settled in on his first weekend out to play at the #5 spot with $18.5 million, pretending NOT to be frightened by the competition.
It was a terror-infused weekend, all right, as the dead mixed with the living, with adventure and animation adding a bit of spirited color. Original films shared movie space with summer sequels as everyone searched for an entertainingly cool escape from the oppressive heat.
From seaside days to starry nights, may your week ahead be filled with the coolest entertainment…


Author: Meg

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