Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Insidious Chapter 2’ and ‘The Family’ Get Lucky

Insidious Chapter 2

All signs pointed to this being a sleepy weekend in theaters—there were two films coming out, neither of which saw a lot of hype (or even a decent critical review), and neither of which were expected to pull in big revenues. However, both films came out swinging, and earned far above their predicted grosses.

Insidious Chapter 2 currently sits comfortably at the top of the charts, having earned $41 million over the weekend—over $10 million above what had been predicted for the film, despite widespread disappointment compared to the first Insidious film.

It was followed by this weekend’s other new release, The Family, which grossed $14.5 million this weekend, which is roughly $5 million more than its projections. While not quite as dramatic as its counterparts’ debut, its relatively good performance in the box office is still surprising.

The rest of the charts stands more or less as it did last weekend: Riddick pulled in the third-highest earnings at $7 million, totaling at $31.2 million. It was followed by the persistent holdout Lee Daniels' The Butler—which broke $100,000,000 with its earnings of $5.5 million—which was once again followed by We’re The Millers, which pulled in $5.4 million for a total of $131.6 million.

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