This weekend was a big one for horror fans, and for “Insidious Chapter 2”. Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for the film to debut on, as it rocketed to number one with $41.05 million. The sequel to “Insidious” follows the Lambert family’s continuing encounters with a malevolent spirit. The first film became a hit among fans of movies like “Paranormal Activity”, but not until after it was in theaters for a while; in its debut weekend it only made just over $13 million. The fact that its sequel opened with almost three times that amount is not only impressive, but is also a positive indicator as to the continuation of this franchise, regardless of whether or not critics hate it (which with this film, they did).
“The Family” was another new movie out this weekend. It trailed far behind “Insidious”, but still performed decently. The crime comedy turned out a modest $14.5 million in its debut. Meanwhile, last weekend’s number one movie, “Riddick”, dropped to third with only $7.01 million.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.
- “Insidious Chapter 2”: $41.05 million
- “The Family”: $14.5 million
- “Riddick”: $7.01 million
- “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”: $5.5 million
- “We’re the Millers”: $5.4 million
- “Instructions Not Included”: $4.2 million
- “Planes”: $3.06 million
- “One Direction: This is Us”: $2.4 million
- “Elysium”: $2.05 million
- “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”: $1.8 million
- “Blue Jasmine”: $1.7 million
- “The World’s End”: $1.3 million
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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