Well it had to happen eventually.
After three weekends in a row as the No.1 film in the
country, the first film ever to do that in 2013, Lee Daniel’s The Butler relinquished its box office throne to Riddick.
The Vin Diesel
starrer grossed $18 million while
The Butler came in second place with $8.9 million steadily climbing to $100 million.
And the success of Riddick was in large part due to
brothers. As Variety reported a few days ago: “Universal says “Riddick” is
tracking strongly with Latino and African-American men”. And that’s
music to my ears.
Brothers aren’t being served. We must demand more films
for us. C’mon let’s be real here. Brothers would rather slit their throats than see Baggage Claim or The Best Man Goes on a Holiday or
whatever that thing is going to be called. We want action, blood, gore and
acres of female nudity. Too many films geared towards women and comic book
geeks. Where are all the R rated action movies that we were raised on? Can I
get an Amen?
Direction’s concert film This Is Us took a huge drop, while the Spanish language comedy film Instructions Not Included has
definitely become a late summer sleeper hit.
And in case you’ve been wondering, Fruitvale Station has grossed, to date, $15,768,000.
12) Getaway WB $2,185,000 Total: $8,674,000