Insidious 2 Scares Up Huge Win at Weekend Box Office

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Insidious Chapter 2 scared up tens of millions at the box office this weekend as the critically-panned horror sequel bested the competition and then some.

Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer became the latest casualties of low-budget terror's popularity as their comedy The Family finished a distant second.

Insidious collected $41.1 million, according to studio estimates.

Made for just $5 million, it became the latest horror film on a shoestring budget to vanquish competing movies with deeper wallets and bigger stars.

The film proved invulnerable to critics' barbs, and the good fortune of a Friday the 13th release date didn't hurt either. Here's the weekend top five ...

  1. Insidious 2: $41.1 million
  2. The Family: $14.5 million
  3. Riddick: $7 million
  4. The Butler: $5.6 million
  5. We're the Millers: $5.4 million