The horror sequel Insidious Chapter 2 outdid industry expectations this weekend with an estimated opening of $41.1 million, easily topping the domestic box office and making it the second-biggest September debut of all time.
The original Insidious debuted with $13.3 million and ultimately made $97 million at the worldwide box office on a budget of $1.5 million. This James Wan-directed sequel only cost $5 million to produce.
Bowing in second place this weekend was Luc Besson's mob comedy The Family with $14.5 million.
Here are the weekend estimates via Rentrak:
1. Insidious Chapter 2 $41.1 million
2. The Family $14.5 million
3. Riddick $7 million
4. Lee Daniels' The Butler $5.6 million
5. We're the Millers $5.4 million
6. Instructions Not Included $4.3 million
7. Planes $3.1 million
8. One Direction: This is Us $2.4 million
9. Elysium $2.1 million
10. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters $1.8 million
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Source : ign[dot]com