riddick vin diesel poll Box Office: 'Riddick' on top of an anemic FridayThe fall 2013 movie season has kicked off — but not exactly with a bang. “Riddick,” the third installment in the Vin Diesel series of sci-fi action movies, brought in just $7.3 million on Friday, which puts it on pace for earning under $20 million total for its opening weekend.

Taking second was “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” at $2.3 million on Friday, followed by “We’re the Millers” at $2.2 million, “Instructions Not Included” at $1.6 million and “One Direction: This Is Us” at $1.1 million.

In contrast to this weekend a year ago, the numbers are up, but this weekend in 2012 also didn’t have any big movie openings.

The rest of the Top 10 is as follows:

“Elysium,” $887K
“Planes,” $862K
“Blue Jasmine,” $655K
“The World’s End,” $697K
“Getaway,” $640K

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."