‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ haunted theaters over the weekend and topped the domestic weekend box office, according to industry figures released Monday.
The supernatural horror sequel opened with $40.2 million on the Friday the 13th weekend, tripling the take of the original ‘Insidious,’ which opened with $13.2 million in 2011.
Mafia crime comedy ‘The Family’ starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones debuted at No. 2, earning $14 million.
Vin Diesel sci-fi sequel ‘Riddick’ dropped from the top spot to No. 3 in its second weekend, earning $6.8 million for a total of $31.1 million since opening Sept. 6.
Historical drama ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ fell two spots to No. 4 in its fifth weekend, earning $5.5 million for a total of $100 million since opening Aug. 16.
R-rated Jennifer Aniston comedy ‘We’re the Millers’ slipped one notch to No. 5 in its sixth weekend, earning $5.4 million for a total of $131.5 million since opening Aug. 7.
BOX OFFICE NOTES: Apocalyptic comedy ‘This Is the End’ and ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ are the 22nd and 23rd films of 2013 to sell more than $100 million in tickets, five more than the record-breaking 2012 had at the same point last year.
FRIDAY’S NATIONWIDE MOVIE RELEASES
- The best break-dancing crews from around the world compete in ‘Battle of the Year’ (PG-13). See the official trailer here.
- A desperate father searches for his missing daughter in R-rated crime-thriller ‘Prisoners’ starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. See the official trailer here.
TUESDAY’S DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASES
- A group of teenagers rob celebrity homes in R-rated crime-drama ‘The Bling Ring’ starring Emma Watson.
- A former U.N. employee tries to stop a zombie pandemic in action-adventure ‘World War Z’ (PG-13) starring Brad Pitt.