Insidious sequel tops N. America box office
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The horror sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 spirited itself into the top slot at the North American box office with a massive US$41 million (S$52 million) opening weekend take, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
The film, starring Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson as a haunted husband and wife, is a follow up to the successful 2010 horror flick Insidious, though the former has received much poorer reviews.
In second place, The Family, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro as a mafia family in witness protection seeking to remain under the radar in France, opened with US$14.5 million, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.
With just over US$7 million, last week's top movie, Riddick, the latest in the action franchise starring Vin Diesel, took third place in its second week.