Box Office Update for the Past Weekend

Posted by at 12:37 am on September 23, 2013

Insidious-Chapter-2-PhotosPrisoners had no problem taking the top spot on its opening weekend with $21.4 million. Hugh Jackman is at the point in his career where his movie draw a crowd on his name alone, but this R-rated thriller has also been getting some decent buzz, which helped. The movie had an estimated production budget of $46 million, so Warner Bros. should be happy with the results and the movie should continue to perform well over the next few weeks.

Insidious Chapter 2 has now earned a total of $60.8 million since opening and took second place this weekend. It cost $5 million to produce, so any money it makes is pure profit at this point. For those who missed the news earlier this week, a third movie is already in the early stages of development. All of the other movies on the top ten earned under $10 million, with The Family being the closest at $7 million in third place.

Next week sees the release of Don Jon, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and Baggage Claim. Here are the top ten results for this weekend:

1. Prisoners – $21,430,000
2. Insidious Chapter 2 – $14,500,000
3. The Family – $7,000,000
4. Instructions Not Included – $5,700,000
5. Battle of the Year – $5,000,000
6. We’re the Millers – $4,670,000
7. The Butler – $4,304,000
8. Riddick – $3,672,000
9. The Wizard of Oz 3D – $3,022,000
10. Planes – $2,861,000

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