Yes, Vin Diesel took over the summer with "Fast and the Furious 6." Now, he finds himself at the top spot again with his new movie "Riddick."
Vin Diesel's "Riddick" had a great entrance at the box office when it opened with an estimated 18.7 million in earnings. "The Butler" directed by Lee Daniels hugged the top spot for three consecutive weeks until "Riddick" kicked it out of the no. 1 spot this week.
Vin Diesel plays Riddick once again. (Image credit: Vin Diesel, Ted Field and Samantha Vincent)
"Riddick" is the third installment to the movies "Pitch Black," Diesel's breakout movie, followed by "The Chronicles of Riddick" that earned $115 million when it came out. The budget for the second installment was a $105 million.
Diesel had the movie "Riddick" financed mostly foreign sales, but the star still needed a U.S distributor. Good thing for Diesel, Universal was out there for him.
"We're very glad to be in the Vin Diesel business," stated Nikko Rocco, distribution chief of Universal. The distributing company backed the first two films of Diesel. The company's decision to distribute the latest Vin Diesel film seemed to be working since "Riddick" is no. 1 at the box office.
The top ten movies that are lined up at the box office are, of course, "Riddick" at the top spot, "The Butler" in second place followed closely by "Instructions Not Included," "We're the Millers," "One Direction: This Is Us," "Elysium" starring Matt Damon, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" starring Logan Lerman, "Blue Jasmine" and "The World's End" finishing in the top 10 for the week.
It seems like viewers have a lot of movies to catch up with. IBTimers have a great time watching all these movies!
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