Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' knocks Oprah from box office throne
Los Angeles/ New York: 'Riddick', the weekend's only new nationwide release, rung up $18.7 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, while 'Lee Daniels' The Butler', a civil-rights drama, pulled in $8.9 million, according to studio estimates.
'Instructions Not Included', a Spanish-language film starring and directed by Mexican television star Eugenio Derbez, was third with $8.1 million in its second week in release.
'Riddick' returns Diesel to the role of a glowing-eyed ex-convict he played in two films in 2000 and 2004. In the new movie, Riddick sets out in search of his homeland. Double-crossed and left for dead, he battles beasts and bounty hunters while he tries to rebuild himself physically and morally.
'The Butler' stars Forest Whitaker as a White House butler to eight U.S. presidents. Entertainment mogul Winfrey plays his hard-drinking wife.
Universal Pictures, a unit of Comcast Corp, released 'Riddick' in the United States, and eOne Entertainment distributes the film in Canada. The privately held Weinstein Company distributes 'The Butler'. 'Instructions Not Included' is distributed by Pantelion, a joint venture of Hollywood studio Lionsgate Entertainment and Mexican media giant Televisa.
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New Delhi, August 5 (ANI): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and actress Tamannaah Bhatia promoted their upcoming film "Entertainment" through a novel way in southern Bangalore city. The actors first held a news conference to share their experience of shooting of the movie and later a fashion show was organized where models walked ... More New Delhi, August 5 (ANI): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and actress Tamannaah Bhatia promoted their upcoming film "Entertainment" through a novel way in southern Bangalore city. The actors first held a news conference to share their experience of shooting of the movie and later a fashion show was organized where models walked down the ramp with canines. Speaking on the occasion Akshay, said it was easy for him to bond with his film co-star, a dog called Entertainment, as he himself is a dog lover. At the end of the show, even Kumar sashayed down the ramp with dogs. 'Entertainment' has been directed by debutante duo Sajid-Farhad and will hit the silver screen on August 08, 2014.
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