Weak Opening For Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' Enough To Top Slow Weekend Box Office
Vin Diesel's latest film, Riddick, has knocked Lee Daniels' The Butler from the top spot at the U.S. box office.
The second sequel to 2000's Pitch Black -- which the actor produced -- pulled in $18.7 million for its opening weekend, topping Daniels' civil rights chronicle by nearly $10 million.
"Riddick" was the only wide release for the weekend, which saw Eugenio Derbez's surprise hit Spanish-language movie Instructions Not Included move up a spot to number three, adding $8.1 million to its two week total of $20.3 million.
Jennifer Aniston comedy We're the Millers remains in the top-five for the fifth-straight week with another $8 million, increasing its total to $124 million.
Rounding out the top five is Disney's Planes, with $4.2 million in ticket sales.
"Riddick" is the second film starring Diesel to debut at number-one in 2013, racing film Fast & Furious 6.
Rounding out the top ten are:
One Direction: This Is Us
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
The World's End