411's Box Office Report: Riddick Slices Way to #1
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.08.2013
Riddick takes down The Butler...
Riddick knocked Lee Daniels' The Butler out of the top spot at the box office this weekend. The third film in Vin Diesel's trilogy earned $18.7 million to open at #1, a bit below the $20 million that analysts were predicting but still respectable. The sci-fi film averaged $6,010 from 3,107 for the three-day weekend and added $7.4 million internationally for a first-weekend worldwide total of $26.1 million. A CinemaScore of B is likely to mean a standard drop next weekend. The film had a budget of $36 million.
The Butler slipped down a spot to #2 in its fourth weekend with $8.9 million. The ensemble film has now grossed $91.9 million from a budget of just $30 million.
Coming in at #3 in its second weekend was the Spanish film Instructions Not Included, which was up one spot from last weekend. The fish-out-of-water comedy brought in $8.1 million, up 3% as it expanded to 717 screens. The film now has a $20.3 million domestic gross from a budget of $5 million.
Down a spot to #4 in its fifth weekend was We're the Millers, which grossed $7.9 million. The movie has now grossed $123.8 million domestically and $163.3 million worldwide from a budget of $37 million.
Disney's Planes held steady from last weekend at #5 with $4.3 million. The Disney animated movie has grossed a total of $79.3 million domestically and $121.2 million worldwide from a budget of $50 million.
One Direction: This is Us took an expected tumble from it's opening weekend, dropping five spots to #6 with $4.1 million. The concert film was down a hefty 74%, which was expected considering how front-loaded the genre tends to be. The film has a two-week total of $24 million domestically and $50 million worldwide from a $10 million budget.
Neill Blomkamp's Elysium was down a spot in its fourth week, finishing at #7 with $3.1 million. The Matt Damon-led film has now grossed $85.1 million domestically and $212.2 million worldwide; the budget was $115 million.
Up four spots in its seventh weekend, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine finished at #8 with $2.7 million. The Cate Blanchett-starring flick has grossed a total of $25.4 million; its budget isn't yet known.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters showed some last-minute signs of life as it rose a spot in its fifth weekend, ending at #9 with $2.5 million. The teen fantasy sequel has a total of $59.8 million domestically and $152.4 million worldwide. The budget was $90 million.
Slipping two spots to #10 was The World's End with $2.3 million. The Edgar Wright-directed apocalyptic comedy had has now grossed $21.7 million stateside in three weeks and $38.6 million worldwide from a budget of $20 million.
The weekend box office tally was $83.6 million for what is traditionally one of the lowest weekends of the year, up 24% from last year's take of $67.7 million that was led by The Possession's second-weekend gross of $9.3 million.
Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film's grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.
BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Numbers)
1. Riddick - $18.7 million ($18.7 million total)
2. Lee Daniels' The Butler - $8.9 million ($91.9 million total)
3. Instructions Not Included - $8.1 million ($20.3 million total)
4. We're the Millers - $7.9 million ($123.8 million total)
5. Planes - $4.3 million ($79.3 million total)
6. One Direction: This Is Us - $4.1 million ($24 million total)
7. Elysium - $3.1 million ($85.1 million total)
8. Blue Jasmine - $2.7 million ($2.7 million total)
9. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - $2.5 million ($59.8 million total)
10. The World's End - $2.3 million ($21.7 million total)