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‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ Scares Away Competition

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‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ Scares Away Competition

For many, Friday the 13th is a day of superstition and worry, but for Blumhouse and director James Wan, it turned out to be incredibly lucrative. Insidious: Chapter 2, the latest horror film from the small-budget/big-profit outfit destroyed the competition in its opening weekend, earning $41 million off of a $5 million budget.

The Family, the Luc Besson mobster comedy starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones and Dianna Agron, came in second with a measly $14.5 million, failing to make back even half of the $30 million budget. Meanwhile, David Twohy and Vin Diesel’s Riddick fell from the top spot to No. 3, bringing in $7 million — bumping up the two-week total to $31 million domestically and $53 million worldwide.

With Insidious: Chapter 2 out of the way, Wan can now fully focus on his next film, Fast & Furious 7, which just so happens to star Diesel.

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