In fact, there may be no better return on money for studios right now than horror movies. Insidious Chapter 2 was made on an estimated $5 million budget, but it brought in an amazing $41.05 in its opening weekend.
Insidious Chapter 2 was by far the the number one picture at the box office this weekend, nearly tripling the gross of its nearest competitor. The Family finished in second place with $14.5 million. In its second week of release, Riddick managed to take third place, adding another $7.01 million to its total.
While September is traditionally a slow month at the box office, Insidious Chapter 2 scored the second highest opening weekend ever in September at the box office. The only film to do more was the animated feature Hotel Transylvania, which opened last year with $42.5 million.