Vin Diesel's RIDDICK to Bring in Low Body Count This Weekend with $18 Million
Vin Diesel's RIDDICK isn't doing quite as much slaying as anticipated in theaters this weekend.
According to Deadline, David Twohy's latest entry into the franchise opened to $7.3 million on Friday with a projected draw of $18 million by Sunday -- $2 million lower than expected.
RIDDICK is a follow-up to 2000's PITCH BLACK, which brought in $39.5 million, and the big-budget CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK in 2004, which rung out $57.8 million.
RIDDICK 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.
Lee Daniels' THE BUTLER is sitting in the second spot, followed by WE'RE THE MILLERS, INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED and ONE DIMENSION: THIS IS US, respectively.
To read out what the critics are saying about RIDDICK, check out BWW's review roundup.
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