Vin Diesel, Riddick

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Vin Diesel is the king of the box office.

Riddick, which tells the story of an anti-hero deserted on a sun-scorched planet fighting for survival against alien predators, took the top spot at this weekend's box office, landing at No. 1 with $18.6 million.

Lee Daniels' drama The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, continued to fare well with moviegoers, coming in at No. 2 with 8.9 million. Rounding out the top 3 was Eugenio Derbez's dramedy Instructions Not Included, which earned $8.1 million and jumped two spots on the list from last weekend.

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And the number one movie last week, One Direction's documentary This Is Us, slipped in the standings to No. 6, earning $4.1 million.

Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo:

Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, The Butler

Anne Marie Fox © 2013 The Weinstein Company

1. Riddick, $18.6 million

2. Lee Daniels' The Butler, $8.9 million

3. Instructions Not Included, $8.1 million

4. We're the Millers, $7.9 million

5. Planes, $4.2 million

6. One Direction: This is Us, $4.1 million

7. Elysium, $3.1 million

8. Blue Jasmine, $2.6 million

9. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, $2.5 million

10.The World's End, $2.3 million

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