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The Conjuring 2 tops US box office

Associated Press Associated Press 14/06/2016

In a trio of debuts, horror sequel The Conjuring 2 beat the video-game adaptation, Warcraft, and the magic caper, Now You See Me 2, at the weekend US box office.

The Conjuring 2, James Wan's sequel to the 2013 paranormal thriller, opened with $US40.4 million ($A54.69 million), according to final box office figures on Monday. That was roughly equal to the original's debut and easily trumped the weekend's other big openings.

While Warcraft has done record business in China, the big-budget but badly reviewed World of Warcraft adaptation wasn't much of a draw in North America, earning just $US24.2 million ($A32.76 million).

Now You See Me 2, in which illusionists use magic to carry out heists, opened with $US22.4 million ($A30.32 million), about $7 million less than the 2013 debut of the original.

The top 10 movies at US and Canadian theatres from Friday to Sunday, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. The Conjuring 2, $US40.406 million ($A54.70 million)

2. Warcraft, $US24.166 million ($A32.71 million)

3. Now You See Me 2, $US22.383 million($A30.30 million)

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, $US14.386 million ($A19.48 million)

5. X-Men: Apocalypse, $US9.915 million ($A13.42 million)

6. Me Before You, $US9.038 million ($A12.24 million)

7. The Angry Birds Movie, $US6.55 million ($A8.87 million)

8. Alice Through the Looking Glass, $US5.646 million ($A7.64 million)

9. Captain America: Civil War, $US4.314 million ($A5.84 million)

10.The Jungle Book, $US2.761 million ($A3.74 million)

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