Monday Box Office Report – An Insidious weekend

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Horror movies rarely get a date beyond Halloween that is perfect for a fresh opening. But on Friday the 13th, Insidious Chapter 2 took a machete and slaughtered the North American box office. Here’s a look at how that film scared up audiences. Added bonus: Local figures!

With a $41 million debut, Insidious Chapter 2 tripled the box office introduction of the original film, which made $13.3 million when introduced to audiences back in 2011. Year on year, it’s a million behind 2012’s Hotel Transylvania, as September is usually a quiet month when it comes to films. Luc Besson’s The Family also debuted over the weekend, hitting the number 2 spot with a $14.5 million take. It’s a generous haul for this particular film, despite word of mouth being that The Family isn’t exactly some of his finest material to date.

As for everyone else, here’s a look at how they did:

  • Insidious Chapter 2 – $41 Million
  • The Family – $14.5 Million
  • Riddick – $7 Million
  • Lee Daniel’s The Butler – $5.5 Million
  • We’re the Millers – $5.4 Million
  • Instructions not included – $4.2 Million
  • Planes – $3 Million
  • One Direction: This is us – $2.4 Million
  • Elysium – $2 Million
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of monsters – $1.8 Million

The World’s End departed the top ten this week, having made a global total so far of just $40.8 million. Despite positive word of mouth, and having to still open in several other territories, it looks like the final chapter in the Cornetto trilogy is destined for the cult heap. Meanwhile, here’s a look at the top ten of our own local box office, as of September 6-8:

  • Turbo – R2.1 Million
  • We’re the Millers – R1.3 Million
  • Elysium – R 1.2 Million
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of monsters – R980 344
  • Grown Ups 2 – R843 928
  • The Heat – R696 530
  • Bakgat 3 – R656 860
  • Planes – R447 380
  • Now you see me – R257 384
  • Pain and gain – R220 492

Snails on performance-enhancing drugs kids. That’s where the money is.


Last Updated: September 16, 2013

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