It might have had something to do with Friday the 13th, but moviegoers were in the mood for horror this weekend.
Insidious: Chapter 2, director James Wan's follow up to his 2011 supernatural horror hit starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, took the top spot at this weekend's box office, landing at No. 1 with $41 million.
Meanwhile, the off-beat action comedy The Family, starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, came in a distant No. 2 in its opening weekend with $14.5 million. Rounding out the top 3 was the No. 1 movie last week, the science-fiction thriller Riddick, earning $7 million.
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And Lee Daniels' drama The Butler continued to fare well with moviegoers, earning $5.5 million and landing at number 4.
Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled by Box Office Mojo:
1. Insidious: Chapter 2: $41 million
2. The Family: $14.5 million
3. Riddick, $7 million
4. Lee Daniels' The Butler, $5.5 million
5. We're the Millers, $5.4 million
6. Instructions Not Included: $4.2 million
7. Planes, $3 million
8. One Direction: This is Us, $2.4 million
9. Elysium, $2 million
10. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, $1.8 million