September is a notorious slow month at the box office, but this week it was able to have a movie have a big weekend at the box office. Well, bigger then what usually happens in this month. There are two premieres this week and they both made it to the top of the box office.
At the #1 spot is the scary sequel to the surprise hit Insidious Chapter 2 (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8B9hisNcuw) with $41 million. The sequel did far better at the box office, besting the first movie which only made $13.2 million. In fact, it almost beat the entire box office for the first movie, falling short about $10 million.
Coming in at #2 is the premiere of the latest Robert De Niro gangster movie The Family (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEgpHiA6US8) with $14.5 million. It’s been some time since De Niro has done a mafia/gangster movie and looks to fall a little short compared to the other ones.
Falling two spots to #3 is Riddick (Clip ‘Ambush’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_QuI6O5aSE) with $7 million. This brings the 2-week total to $31.8 million. The movie is just about to hit the $38 million budget, really moving the movie into a failed box office for it.
Coming in at #4 is Lee Daniel’s The Butler (Clip ‘Dinner Table’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA087uP9qxw) with $5.5 million, bringing the 5-week total to $100 million. The Oscar-candidate movie reaches over the $100 million mark becoming the 23rd movie to do so this movie. This movie just might be the only movie that people will have seen come Oscar time.
Rounding out the top 5 is We’re the Millers (Clip ‘Quite a Rig’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MLj3s5ydww) with $5.4 million. This brings the 6-week total to $131 million. The movie has surpassed all expectations at the box office. The movie is the 14th highest grossing film this year and probably move up to the 11th maybe the 10th spot by the time it’s done at the box office.
There are two big movies set to come out this weekend. The biographic film about the race car driver Niki Launda in Rush; the psycho-thriller about a father who will stop at nothing to find his daughter and a cop who goes above the call of duty to find the missing girls in Prisoners. While Rush is a candidate for the Oscars with Ron Howard behind the camera will certainly attract fans of Nascar but Prisoners is a movie that’s going to sneak up on you. Prisoners has been getting great reviews and even has some people thinking Oscars too.
**all totals are from boxofficemojo.com