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'Insidious' sequel rules the weekend box office

"Insidious 2," a low-cost horror film starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, took the top box-office spot over the weekend, beating out Robert De Niro's "The Family."
Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Sept. 15, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Executives had faith that "Insidious 2" would perform well on a weekend that kicked off with Friday the 13th, but the low-budget horror flick soared past expectations and topped the box office with a $41.1 million weekend gross.

Though the sequel's intake flattened over the weekend, the film still made 8.2 times its $5 million budget in just three days, becoming September's second-biggest premiere. (The first "Insidious" installment only earned 13.3 million in 2010.)

Robert De Niro starred in the weekend's second highest grossing film, "The Family," a poorly reviewed comedy about a mafia family in a witness protection program.

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