The “Insidious” sequel, “Insidious: Chapter 2” proved to be a box office hit this past weekend, reported the New York Post today. Such a hit in fact that the “Insidious” sequel came in as the highest September opening day yet, according to box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Hollywood.com.
The “Insidious” sequel is a follow up to the 2010 supernatural horror film "Insidious"; about a husband and wife (played by Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) plagued by their comatose son in which spirits use him as a vessel to cross dimensions.
It may have helped that the “Insidious” sequel opened on Friday the 13th, a day now synonymous with superstition, scares and fright thanks in part to a certain hockey-masked villain of the “Friday the 13th” horror franchise.
James Wan, the director of the first “Insidious” film as well as the “Insidious” sequel (and director of another supernatural horror hit earlier this summer "The Conjuring"), thought the Friday the 13th release date couldn’t have been more beneficial. He told the Associated Press, “It was a perfect release date for this movie”... “James Wan has cracked the code on making great horror movies.”