Weekend Box Office Update

2013/09/08 22:16:12 +00:00 | Jonathan James

With Riddick being the only major studio release this weekend, the movie had no problem taking the top spot at the box office. Riddick earned an estimated $18.6 in the US over the weekend, which is a bit lower than what Universal was hoping for.

With that being said, it's likely to be successful due to its low production budget of $38 million. The Chronicles of Riddick earned $24 million in its opening weekend back in 2004, but it also carried a production budget of $105 million.

All other movies in the top ten did not cross the $10 million mark, but Instructions Not Included is performing really well for Lionsgate. In only 717 theaters, the movie has earned $8.1 million over the weekend and $20.3 since opening. Elysium and The World's End are still hanging in there, but will be off of the list in the next weekend or two.

Over the next two months, we have a handful of major genre releases. Next weekend sees the release of Insidious Chapter 2, along with The Family. Here are the top ten results for this weekend:

1. Riddick - $18,673,000
2. Lee Daniels’ The Butler - $8,900,000
3. Instructions Not Included - $8,100,000
4. We’re the Millers - $7,925,000
5. Planes - $4,274,000
6. One Direction: This is Us - $4,100,000
7. Elysium - $3,100,000
8. Blue Jasmine - $2,688,000
9. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - $2,500,000
10. The World’s End - $2,302,000