Sequels were packing movie theaters this weekend, but it was a horror flick that led the flock, as Conjuring 2 brought the biggest bag of tricks to the box-office. Tricky in their own right, illusionists-with-an-edge uttered Now You See Me 2 magic lovers, adding a bit of mystery to the movie-going experience. Warcraft skillfully entered the race, inviting audiences to partake in the most entertaining of videogame-inspired battles. Teenage Mutant Turtles: (leapt) Out of the Shadows and into youth-filled (and young-at-heart packed) movie theaters, ready to duke it out with the other, somewhat-older mutants comprising X-Men: Apocalypse, who found no reason to end their box-office stay, arrogantly noting they are providing entertainment for all ages.
Appearances were deceiving this weekend at the movies, where popular stories played on and the real trick was determining the good guys from the gangsters, the romantics from the rogues, and, of course, all those crazy mutants from the crafty magicians. Forget the jungle; it really was a war out there in movie land!
Which of our complex tales brought a bit of magic to your weekend?
Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
- The Conjuring 2 $40.4 million.
- Warcraft $24.4 million.
- Now You See Me 2 $23 million.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows $14.8 million.
- X-Men: Apocalypse $10. million.