‘Insidious Chapter 2′ Second-Biggest Horror Opening of 2013

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Horror films are scaring up a storm at the box-office this year, setting impressive records along the way. “Insidious Chapter 2″ proves to be a must see as it sets records in its first week since the release of the anticipated Horror film. Critics over at Rottentomatoes.com are not too impressed with the sequel; however moviegoers have mixed to favorable responses.

"Insidious Chapter 2" ($41 M) debuted as September's second-highest movie opening ever behind 2012's animated "Hotel Transylvania" ($42.5M)

“Insidious Chapter 2″ ($41 M) debuted as September’s second-highest movie opening ever behind 2012′s animated “Hotel Transylvania” ($42.5M)

Ratings at the time of this article:

Raters Insidious: Chapter 2
Critics 35%
Users 69%
Critics 93
Users 41471

The sequel opened to $20.1M on Friday the 13th (including $1.5M in Thursday’s late shows and Friday’s midnights) and added $13.4M on Saturday, to eventually sit at the No. 1 spot on North American box office with an impressive $41 million against a mere budget of $5 million. The first movie only debuted to $13.3 million in April 2011.

The sequel top the record books as the best live-action debut for a horror pic in September.

The sequel top the record books as the best live-action debut for a horror pic in September.

“Insidious Chapter 2″ scores the second-biggest horror opening of 2013, nearly matching the $41.9 million debut of “The Conjuring” released last July. The sequel stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Danielle Bisutti, Michael James Grise and Lindsay Seim.

Plot Summary courtesy of Comingsoon.net:

The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in “Insidious Chapter 2,” a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.


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