Here’s your 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. 2 Guns – $ 27.3 million
2. The Wolverine – $ 21.7 million
3. The Smurfs 2 – $ 18.2 million
4. The Conjuring – $ 13.6 million
5. Despicable Me 2 – $ 10.3 million
6. Grown Ups 2 – $ 8.1 million
7. Turbo – $ 6.4 million
8. Red 2 – $ 5.6 million
9. The Heat – $ 4.7 million
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