Mania Box Office Report: Riddick Rules (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Monday, September 09, 2013
Source: Box Office Mojo

I think Mania made a pretty strong case to get out and see Riddick this weekend (check our review and The Geek Life). Personally, it was great to sit back and see if director David Twohy and Vin Diesel could entertain me. They did, and apparently a lot of other people too. 

Ray Subers, of Box Office Mojo, did compare it to Vin Diesel’s other solo projects: “Opening at 3,107 theaters, Riddick's $18.7 million debut is right in line with modest expectations. Adjusting for ticket price inflation, Riddick had slightly higher initial attendance than Pitch Black, but was way below 2004'sThe Chronicles of Riddick (which cost around three times as much). Otherwise, star Vin Diesel doesn't have a ton of movies to compare to, though it is worth noting that this opening is well above 2008's Babylon A.D. ($9.5 million)”.

 
Rank
 
Movie
 
Weekend
 
Average
 
Total
 
Budget
 
Week #
1
Riddick
 
$18,673,000
$6,010
$18,673,000
$38
1
2
The Butler
 
$8,900,000
$2,673
$91,901,000
$30
4
3
Instructions Not Included
 
$8,100,000
$11,297
$20,312,000
-
2
4
We’re The Millers
 
$7,925,000
$2,300
$123,844,000
$37
5
5
Planes
 
$4,274,000
$1,409
$79,279,000
$50
5
6
One Direction: This is Us
 
$4,100,000
$1,499
$23,991,000
$10
2
7
Elysium
 
$3,100,000
$1,383
$85,077,000
$115
5
8
Blue Jasmine
 
$2,688,000
$2,514
$25,449,000
-
7
9
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
 
$2,500,000
$1,222
$59,848,000
$90
5
10
The World’s End
 
$2,302,000
$1,514
$21,737,000
$20
3


We are moving into the slow time of the year. There is still plenty of hype for second helpings of The Hobbit, Thor, and The Hunger Games. Since the genre fare is pretty light this week I suggest celebrating the unofficial holiday of Jason Voorhees. After all Friday is Friday the 13th!
 



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