'Insidious: Chapter 2' creeps to top of box office

The haunted-house horror flick "Insidious: Chapter 2" scared up more than $40 million of box-office bounty in its debut weekend.

This film image released by FilmDistrict shows Danielle Bisutti in a scene from "Insidious: Chapter 2." (AP Photo/FilmDistrict, Matt Kennedy)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The haunted-house horror flick "Insidious: Chapter 2" scared up more than $40 million of box-office bounty in its debut weekend.

The James Wan film reunites Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as concerned parents trying to determine what's haunting their eldest son. The film opened on Friday the 13th and scored the highest September opening day ever, according to box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Hollywood.com.

The sequel earned more than triple what the 2010 original did in its debut weekend.

R-rated crime comedy "The Family" captured second place with $14 million, while last week's top film, "Riddick," fell to third.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com, are:

1. "Insidious: Chapter 2," FilmDistrict, $40,272,103, 3,049 locations, $13,208 average, $40,272,103, one week.

2. "The Family," Relativity Media, $14,034,764, 3,091 locations, $4,541 average, $14,034,764, one week.

3. "Riddick," Universal, $6,841,800, 3,117 locations, $2,195 average, $31,108,175, two weeks.

4. "Lee Daniels' The Butler," Weinstein Co., $5,544,621, 3,239 locations, $1,712 average, $100,003,739, five weeks.

5. "We're the Millers," Warner Bros., $5,404,385, 3,238 locations, $1,669 average, $131,591,481, six weeks.

6. "Instructions Not Included," Pantelion/Lionsgate, $4,862,712, 933 locations, $5,212 average, $27,193,410, three weeks.

7. "Planes," Disney, $3,111,194, 2,739 locations, $1,136 average, $83,028,850, six weeks.

8. "One Direction: This Is Us," Sony/Tristar, $2,470,182, 2,300 locations, $1,074 average, $26,957,384, three weeks.

9. "Elysium," Sony, $2,106,459, 1,720 locations, $1,225 average, $88,444,074, six weeks.

10. "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," Fox, $1,883,148, 1,638 locations, $1,150 average, $62,093,587, six weeks.

11. "Blue Jasmine," Sony Pictures Classics, $1,614,970, 993 locations, $1,626 average, $27,701,524, eight weeks.

12. "The World's End," Focus, $1,308,241, 1,243 locations, $1,052 average, $23,972,857, four weeks.

13. "Despicable Me 2," Universal, $1,282,655, 1,006 locations, $1,275 average, $359,113,975, 11 weeks.

14. "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," Sony/Screen Gems, $1,128,079, 1,576 locations, $716 average, $29,642,685, four weeks.

15. "2 Guns," Universal, $871,680, 908 locations, $960 average, $73,450,080, seven weeks.

16. "This Is the End," Sony/Columbia, $792,857, 1,333 locations, $595 average, $100,434,259, 14 weeks.

17. "The Spectacular Now," A24 Films, $704,950, 770 locations, $916 average, $5,737,720, seven weeks.

18. "Getaway," Warner Bros., $688,132, 1,378 locations, $499 average, $9,984,945, three weeks.

19. "The Smurfs 2," Sony/Columbia, $631,049, 693 locations, $911 average, $68,949,842, seven weeks.

20. "The Conjuring," Warner Bros., $599,296, 676 locations, $887 average, $136,002,840, nine weeks.


Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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