BOX OFFICE: “RIDDICK” OUTPACES “THE BUTLER”

Posted 1 year ago

By Jason Wentworth

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – A “Diesel” has plenty of box office pull. Vin Diesel’s “Riddick” opens at a number-one this weekend. The third installment in the sci-fi franchise brings in nearly $19 million — the second best opening of series. Diesel helped to bring “Riddick” to the screen, after the studio passed on a third installment. He and a partner bought the rights and helped raise the money to finance the film. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is second this weekend. The Spanish-language comedy “Instructions Not Included” was third.