Only two movies open nationwide this weekend, but both have a chance to pull in good crowds. Insidious: Chapter 2 is the sequel to 2011’s Insidious and The Family stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro and Diana Agron.
Riddick earned $19 million last weekend to take the top spot at the box office on the slowest weekend of the year so far. The top 12 earned a combined $66 million last weekend. The two movies dropping this weekend along with the second weekend of Riddick should make about half that by themselves.
Insidious: Chapter 2
The first installment in this series opened back in April of 2011 to the tune of $13.2 million in its opening weekend. Shot on a budget of $1.5 million, it went on to gross $54 million at the domestic box office and another $43 million overseas. If you find yourself in the mood for a scary movie this weekend, treat yourself to this one on the big screen. If you want the ultimate experience, Regal Gravois Bluffs Stadium 12 in Fenton is the only theater in the area hosting The Ultimate Insidious Experience on September 12th.
Dianna Agron of Glee fame plays the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro in the comedy about a mafia family that goes into the witness protection program. Tommy Lee Jones plays the CIA agent in charge of the family. Luc Besson, who was behind Taken and The Transporter, directed and co-wrote the screenplay. It’s being described as “darkly funny” and with this cast it should be pretty enjoyable.
Catch It Before It’s Gone:
The Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy cop comedy makes its debut at Keller Plaza Cine 8 this weekend. In 11 weeks at the box office, it has made $158 million domestically and another $60 million in the foreign markets. It’s currently Bullock’s third-highest grossing movie and will almost surely take over the #2 spot from The Proposal. This just might be the most enjoyable $3 you’ve spent at the movies this summer.
Make It A Redbox Night
If you plan on seeing Insidious: Chapter 2 this weekend, Redbox is your place to rent the original.
Star Trek Into The Darkness
The latest installment in the franchise is out on dvd after grossing $465 million worldwide at the box office.