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.
Ratings at the time of this article:
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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.
“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.