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Wilmington-shot 'The Conjuring' wins weekend box office


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Moviegoers were ready for a fright this weekend. The locally-filmed movie "The Conjuring" was first place at the box office.

"The Conjuring," starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, is a haunted-house thriller from Warner Bros. It debuted with $41.5 million in North American ticket sales.

It was the second film to be number one in the box office this summer that was filmed in Wilmington, along with "Iron Man 3."

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