weekend box office

Riddick Tops Weak Weekend Box Office

This weekend’s three-day box-office total was a mere $70 million. While that’s 20 percent higher than this time last year, Deadline has attributed the increase to “higher ticket prices and more 3D premiums.” Vin Diesel’s sci-fi passion project Riddick came out on top with an opening of only $18.7 million, finally knocking Lee Daniels’ The Butler from its month-old lead. The Forest WhitakerOprah vehicle took second place with $8.9 million, bringing its cumulative earnings to $91.9 million. We’re The Millers and Planes — both of which are now in their fifth week — came in at fourth and fifth place, earning $7.9 million and $4.3 million, respectively. The weekend’s only real surprise came from Lionsgate’s Instructions Not Included: The Spanish language holdover rose two spots its second week with an expanded U.S. run that made $8.1 million and put the movie in third place at the box office, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Everyone get back from Toronto and start paying for movies again, alright?