Vin Diesel's RIDDICK on Track to Slay Weekend Box Office with $20 Million
Vin Diesel's prized RIDDICK is back. In a big way.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Twohy's latest entry into the franchise is set to easily take this weekend's box office with $20 million. Helping the matter is the fact that no other new openings are standing in RIDDICK's way.
The film stars Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk and Keri Hilson.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The report also notes that Lee Daniels' THE BUTLER is expected to hold on to the second spot come Sunday.
To read out what the critics are saying about RIDDICK, check out BWW's review roundup.