Hollywood Beat: Lessons From THE CONJURING, R.I.P.D., THE ACT OF KILLING, ONLY GOD FORGIVES, And More

Peter Martin, Managing Editor

Are there any lessons to be learned from The Conjuring winning -- and R.I.P.D. losing -- this weekend's box office? Oh, just the same ones that were offered up last weekend, and many weekends before that:

K.I.S.S.: Keep It Super-cheap, Stupid.