Weekend Box Office Update

2013/09/29 21:34:52 +00:00 | Jonathan James

It was a relatively slow weekend at the box office, with the exception of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. The animated sequel earned an estimated $35 million during its opening weekend. In second place was Prisoners with $11.2 million, while Rush took third place with $10 million in its opening weekend.

Looking at horror movies at the box office, Insidious Chapter 2 took sixth place with an estimated $6.7 million and has earned nearly $70 million in the US since opening. With so few horror movies being released in October, it's likely to stick around for a few weeks. As previously mentioned, the movie is already a big hit for FilmDistrict, as Insidious Chapter 2 only cost $5 million to produce.

Next weekend's big movie is Gravity, which has been receiving rave reviews from its festival screenings. It should have no problem taking the top spot next week with it set to play on more than 3,400 screens across the US. Runner Runner will be released by Fox on over 3,000 screens, while Argento's Dracula will received a limited theatrical release in LA and NY. Here are the top ten results for this weekend:

1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 - $35,000,000
2. Prisoners - $11,270,000
3. Rush - $10,314,000
4. Baggage Claim - $9,300,000
5. Don Jon - $9,000,000
6. Insidious Chapter 2 - $6,747,000
7. The Family - $3,674,000
8. Instructions Not Included - $3,380,000
9. We’re the Millers - $2,865,000
10. Lee Daniels’ The Butler - $2,417,000

Source: Results via Box Office Mojo