Riddick Earns $18.7 Million in First Place

ComingSoon.net has posted the box office estimates for the weekend which show that Riddick earned $18.7 million in first place:

Universal Pictures and One Race Films’ Riddick took over the North American box office this weekend, earning an estimated $18.7 million from 3,107 theaters, an average of $6,010 per site. Written and directed by David Twohy, the third installment in the Riddick franchise stars Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk and Keri Hilson. The first Riddick film, Pitch Black, opened to $11.6 million in February of 2000, while The Chronicles of Riddick took in $24.3 million its first weekend in June of 2004. Riddick was made for just $38 million.

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