If you’re up on your movie news for the morning you’ve probably read how FilmDistrict has already greenlit Insidious 3 with Leigh Whannell once again set to write the screenplay, but on top of that, director James Wan has given an interview saying Insidious: Chapter 2 will be his last horror film. Not a bad way to go out as the second chapter in the franchise holds the largest single day take for a September release and is also the second highest grossing September opener ever with $40.2 million.
In second was Relativity’s The Family dipping slightly below estimates to a round $14 million followed by Riddick, which dropped even harder than estimated, falling 64% from its opening weekend with a second week $6.8 million.
Finally, of the films in the RopeofSilicon Box Office Challenge, Lionsgate’s Instructions Not Included made $600,000 more than estimated, finishing the weekend with $4.8 million.
Of note this weekend, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, This is the End and Pacific Rim are now all over $100 million domestically. 23 films have crossed the century mark domestically so far this year compared to 31 last year.
I’ve listed the current top ten for both leaderboards directly below, but you can see the full list of rankings right here and for the complete box office top ten and points awarded for this weekend specifically click here.
Points Leaderboard Top 10
Accuracy Leaderboard Top 10
Again, you can find both full leaderboards right here.