'Insidious Chapter 2' Remains #1 on Tuesday; 'The Family' Holds Up Well

on September 18, 2013 by Daniel Garris
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Insidious Chapter 2 grossed $1.87 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The low-budget horror sequel from FilmDistrict was up 5 percent over Monday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. In the bigger picture, Insidious Chapter 2 has already grossed $43.91 million through just five days of release. That places the film 3 percent behind the $45.31 million five-day start of 2010's Paranormal Activity 2 and a very impressive 184 percent ahead of the $15.48 million five-day take of 2011's Insidious.

Relativity's The Family held up very nicely on Tuesday to remain in second place with $1.48 million. The Luc Besson directed film starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer increased 28 percent over Monday's performance, which represented one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases. The Family has grossed a respectable $16.66 million in its first five days. That places the film 12 percent behind the $18.90 million five-day take of 2008's Righteous Kill and 50 percent ahead of the $11.11 million five-day start of 2011's Killer Elite.

Universal's Riddick held steady in third place with $0.701 million. The third installment of the Vin Diesel led sci-fi franchise was up 12 percent over Monday and down 57 percent from last Tuesday. Riddick has grossed $32.43 million in twelve days. That is a bit below expectations and is 28 percent softer than the $44.83 million twelve-day gross of 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick.

Lee Daniels' The Butler and We're the Millers took fourth and fifth place respectively on Tuesday with $0.630 million and $0.548 million. Respective total grosses for the late-summer hits stand at $132.60 million for Warner's We're the Millers in 42 days and at $101.14 million for The Weinstein Company's The Butler in 33 days.

Tags: Insidous Chapter 2, The Family, Riddick, Lee Daniels' The Butler, We're the Millers
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