Riddick Shines Brightest With $18.7M
Knocks 'The Butler' out of top spot
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2013 1:41 PM CDT
This film image released by Universal Pictures shows Vin Diesel in a scene from "Riddick."   (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

(Newser) The Butler's long run at the top of the box office charts finally came to an end this weekend, with Vin Diesel's Riddick debuting to the tune of $18.7 million to take the No. 1 spot. On the historically slow weekend after Labor Day, it was easily enough to topple The Butler's $8.9 million haul, the AP reports. But it wasn't enough to out-do the previous installment of this sci-fi series, The Chronicles of Riddick, which opened to $24.3 million in 2004. At No. 3 was the Spanish-language Instructions Not Included ($8.1 million), followed by We're the Millers ($7.9 million), and Planes ($4.3 million).

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Sep 13, 2013 2:24 AM CDT
I liked the movie; it had all the action of the prior two movies. I was hoping there would have been more of a continuation of Riddick ruling the necromongers, but this was still a good movie.
Sep 8, 2013 8:40 PM CDT
i saw it on opening day Sep 6, 2013: It has all the staples in it... 1) Horrific weather/natural conditions. 2) Death of a friend. 3) Betrayal. 4) Test of ultimate courage. 5) Up against an alien army. 6) Religion. 7) Mercenaries. i give it 3.8 out of 5. Note: It is NOT a "reboot"... it's a legitimate sequel (the next chapter).
Sep 8, 2013 3:48 PM CDT
"Riddick?" Sounds like PORN!