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Insidious: Chapter 2 tops US box office

James Wan has made a convincing show of his blockbuster credentials ahead of Fast & Furious 7 , with his horror sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 going straight to the top of the US box office.

The film enjoyed a huge opening weekend of $41.1m in the US, the second biggest September opening of all time behind last year’s Hotel Transylvania .

Having cost just $5m to make, the sequel has already made back its budget eight times over, which will be music to the ears of FilmDistrict execs.

It also leaves the film needing just $13.3m to top the box office take of the original film , suggesting that a third installment is surely guaranteed to be on the horizon.

Insidious: Chapter 2 left its nearest competitor trailing in its wake, with Robert De Niro comedy The Family taking just $14.5m down in second place.

George Wales
George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.