Vin Diesel’s “Riddick” caused a stir at the North American box office

Beating the movie “The Butler” at a time when American politics was attracting attention, “Riddick” became the new champion with 18.7 million USD.
2013 was a particularly successful year for muscle star Vin Diesel, when both films he appeared in became box office champions.After “making a splash” at the box office with “Fast & Furious 6,” he continued to return as Riddick in the movie of the same name. Beating the movie about the White House butler “The Butler” at a time when American politics is attracting attention, “Riddick” became the new champion with 18.7 million USD.

The global sales of “Fast & Furious 6” are 787 million USD, currently only surpassed by “Iron Man 3” and “Despicable Me 2” in the list of the most popular movies of 2013.

“Riddick: Rule the Dark” can certainly never reach that milestone, but Vin Diesel can still be proud because “Riddick” is an R-rated movie (forbidden for audiences under 17 years old) and is synonymous with the audience is more limited.

Riddick is one of two characters associated with the name Vin Diesel, besides the already famous Dominic Toretto. After the first two parts were relatively successful at the box office and in DVD sales, this interplanetary criminal continued his journey in the third part with many hardships. He is one of the last Furyans left in the galaxy, when the planet Furya, which specializes in producing superior warriors, has come to the brink of destruction.

In the latest episode, Riddick was betrayed by the subordinate he conquered at the end of part two and abandoned on a dead planet. Here, he must confront dangerous beasts as well as bounty hunters who are just waiting to take his life.

Costing only $38 million to produce, “Riddick” is certainly a good deal for Universal because its number one spot at $18.7 million in the US means the film will stay on the charts for a few weeks. again. In Vietnam, the film was also officially released on September 6.

Up to 59% of people who went to theaters to see “Riddick” were men, a number that shows Vin Diesel’s strong influence on men.

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Released on Labor Day in the US – a time when box office revenue is always pessimistic – Universal’s distribution director Nikki Rocco shared: “I hoped “Riddick” would bring in about 20 million. USD, but this is also a great result. This holiday season has never been kind to theaters.”

Already in its fourth week in theaters, “The Butler” still holds second place with 8.9 million USD, bringing the film’s total revenue in the US alone to 91.9 million USD.

Another notable film is “This is Us” about British idol group One Direction, with $4.1 million in revenue in its second week. There won’t be many notable movies being released in the near future, and fans will have to wait until the end of the year to witness the blockbusters.

The October and November period will be the landing of “Thor: The Dark World,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Hobbit 2,” promising a fierce competition that will not bring in summer movies. /.

Top 10 most popular movies in North America last weekend:

1. Riddick * (2013) $18.7 million
2. Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013) $8.9 million
3. Instructions Not Included (2013) $8.1 million
4. We’re the Millers (2013) 7.92 million USD
5. Planes * * (2013) 4.27 million USD
6. One Direction: This Is Us (2013) 4.1 million USD
7. Elysium * (2013) 3.1 million USD
8. Blue Jasmine (2013) 2.69 million USD
9. Percy Jackson: Sea of ​​Monsters* (2013) 2.5 million USD
10. The World’s End (2013) 2.3 million USD

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