'Insidious 2' jolts box-office with $41 mn
Los Angeles/New York: 'Insidious: Chapter 2' grabbed moviegoers searching for a Friday the 13th scare, winning the U.S. and Canadian box office race over The Robert De Niro comedy 'The Family'.
The fright flick about a family haunted by spirits pulled in more than $41 million in ticket sales in its first three days, according to studio estimates on Sunday. About $20 million came on its Friday the 13th release date.
'The Family' finished in second place with $14.5 million over the weekend. The movie features De Niro as a mob boss whose family relocates to France under the witness protection program.
Last weekend's box office champ, sci-fi sequel 'Riddick', fell to third place with $7 million in ticket sales. The movie stars Vin Diesel as an intergalactic traveler who can see in the dark.
Privately held FilmDistrict released 'Insidious: Chapter 2'. 'The Family' was distributed by privately held Relativity Media. "Riddick" was released by Universal Pictures, a unit of Comcast Corp.
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