It was a good weekend for horror movies as James Wan’s latest supernatural thriller Insidious Chapter 2 destroyed the box office. Say what you will about how the original film was never setup for a sequel it is clear fans wanted more! Insidious Chapter 2 was produced on a budget of $5 million and it has gone on to bring in over $46 million world-wide in its opening weekend proving once again why studios continue to bank on James Wan.
James Wan has proven time and time again that he is one of the most important horror directors of the last decade and he will be sorely missed now that he is quitting the horror movie business.
In an interview with MovieFone James Wan said quote;
I’m going to go on record and say I am finished with the horror genre. ”Conjuring” and “Insidious 2″ are my two last scary movies. I spent the last ten years of my life doing this. It’s time for a change, for goodness sake!
You can read the entire story on why James Wan is leaving the horror genre and what he has planned to do next right here.
Riddick also held on at the box office this weekend landing in the number 3 spot with $9.6 million bringing its total box office haul to just over $54million. Riddick was made on a budget of $38million so this makes RIDDICK a profitable venture for the filmmakers but not nearly as profitable as Insidious Chapter 2.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s The Worlds End continues to hold on at the box office but barely bringing in $1.3million this weekend bringing its box office haul to a respectable $41million. The film was made for $20million.
Last in our box office wrap up is The Conjuring which believe it or not is still bringing in money at the box office. The Conjuring brought in an extra $7million this past weekend bringing its total box office haul to a staggering $270million. The movie had so much draw that one of the family members sent us a note talking about the real story behind the conjuring which you can read here and it resulted in literally hundreds of comments.
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