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Vin Diesel RIDDICK Box Office: Disappointing or Great?

Vin Diesel 'Riddick' box office: Underwhelming domestic debut Universal's distribution chief Nikki Rocco may have called Riddick's opening-weekend figures "a great result," but an estimated $18.7 million from 3,107 North American theaters – $2.5 million of that total from 314 IMAX locations – for an action-packed sequel starring Vin Diesel is a disappointing debut. In fact, if studio estimates for the September 6-8, 2013, weekend are on target, Riddick's per-theater average barely surpassed the $6,000 mark: $6,010 per location, to be exact. And even though it's true that the weekend after Labor Day tends to be pathetically slow at the U.S. and Canada box office, and that this year's top-ten figures were 29 percent above last year's, Riddick's box office gross undeniably fell below expectations. (Photo: Vin Diesel in Riddick.) Box office pundits, for instance, had been predicting an opening north of $20 million for the $38 million-budgeted, independently financed […]

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Vin Diesel RIDDICK Box Office: Disappointing or Great?

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