By Bill Wine

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The debuting horror thriller, Annabelle: Creation, came up big on an otherwise slow box office weekend, earning an estimated $35 million for an impressive first-place finish.

The holdover, Dunkirk, was the runner-up, taking in another $11 million.

The new animated sequel, Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, finished third with $9 million, while last weekend’s leader, The Dark Tower, fell to fourth with $8 million.

Rounding out the top five was the animated comedy The Emoji Movie, which totaled $7 million.

Overall, industry-wide totals were slightly below those of last weekend, but nowhere near those of a year ago.