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Box Office Results: Riddick Takes Over the North American Box Office

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September 8, 2013


The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

Universal Pictures and One Race Films' Riddick took over the North American box office this weekend, earning an estimated $18.7 million from 3,107 theaters, an average of $6,010 per site. Written and directed by David Twohy, the third installment in the Riddick franchise stars Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk and Keri Hilson. The first Riddick film, Pitch Black, opened to $11.6 million in February of 2000, while The Chronicles of Riddick took in $24.3 million its first weekend in June of 2004. Riddick was made for just $38 million.

Lee Daniels' The Butler remained in second place and added another $8.9 million its fourth weekend to push its total to $91.9 million.

Lionsgate and Pantelion increased the theater count for their Spanish-language Instructions Not Included to 717 which allowed the comedy to climb a spot to third place. The film earned $8.1 million this weekend, a strong average of $11,297, and increased its total to $20.3 million.

New Line Cinema's We're the Millers continued to perform well its fifth weekend in theaters, bringing in another $7.9 million in the fourth spot. Made for $37 million, the comedy has earned $123.8 million so far.

Rounding out the top five was Disney's Planes, which added $4.3 million and has earned $79.3 million domestically. Internationally, the animated film has reached $41.9 million for a worldwide total of $121.2 million.

TriStar Pictures' One Direction: This Is Us took a nose dive its second weekend, dropping to sixth place and 74% in ticket sales. Earning just $4.1 million, the Morgan Spurlock-directed documentary has made $23.991 million domestically.

TriStar also took the seventh spot with Elysium, which grossed $3.1 million for a domestic take of $85.1 million after five weeks. Internationally, the Neill Blomkamp sci-fi pic earned $21.2 million this weekend, bringing its international total to $127.1 million and its worldwide total to $212.7 million.

In limited release, The Weinstein Company's Salinger earned an impressive $91,000 from just four theaters, a per-theater average of $22,750. The documentary as directed by Shane Salerno.

Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films.


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