It's hard to make the distinction, given the number of big-budget misfires that have landed in theaters this season. But according to distributor Universal Pictures, the $130-million action-comedy grossed just $12.8 million, only good enough for a seventh-place finish.
Is that worse than the recent $29.2-million launch for the $225-million "The Lone Ranger"? Depends on how you slice it. But either way, the opening for "R.I.P.D." is bad — especially when you consider that the 3-D film starring
The low-budget flick directed by
"The Conjuring" also beat out
The fourth new film to hit theaters this weekend, the adult-aimed, action-filled
"The Conjuring" is the latest in a string of lower-budget films that have beaten out pricier competitors at the box office this summer. "The Lone Ranger" lost out to the $76-million