BOX OFFICE: Vin Diesel's RIDDICK Opens With $900,000 At Late Thursday/Friday Midnight Showings
While some mostly positive reviews and more than a few impressive trailers and TV spots have generated positive buzz around Riddick, the movie (which stars Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff and Dave Bautista) has opened with a fairly unimpressive $900,000 at late showings yesterday.
Deadline reports that Universal's Riddick (the rights of which Vin Diesel cleverly picked up in exchange for making a free cameo appearance in a Fast & Furious movie a few years back) has opened with a fairly unimpressive $900,000 at late Thursday night and Friday midnights showings. While it's still early days, the site believes that it will struggle to reach $20 million in North America this weekend, especially as the character hasn't been seen on the big screen for almost a decade. However, Riddick has the first Fall weekend at the box office all to himself, so the #1 spot is a virtual guarantee either way. Will you be checking the movie out this weekend?
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 first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.
Vin Diesel as Richard B. Riddick
Karl Urban as Lord Siberius Vaako
Katee Sackhoff as Dahl
Jordi Mollà as Santana
Nolan Gerard Funk as Luna
Dave Bautista as Diaz
Matt Nable as Boss Johns
Bokeem Woodbine as Moss
Antoinette Kalaj as Shirah
Andreas Apergis as Krone
Neil Napier as Rubio
Alex Branson as Lex Branman
RELEASE DATE: September 6th, 2013.
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