Vin Diesel’s return as glowing-eyed space traveler “Riddick” won the weekend movie race, ringing up $18.7 million in North America ticket sales and knocking three-time box office queen Oprah Winfrey to second place.
Civil rights drama “The Butler,” starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and media mogul Winfrey, slipped to second, bringing in $8.9 million from Friday through Sunday.
“Instructions Not Included,” a Spanish-language film starring and directed by Mexican television star Eugenio Derbez, was third with $8.1 million in its second week in release in U.S. and Canadian theaters.
Jennifer Aniston comedy “We’re the Millers” took in $7.9 million for fourth place, followed by animated Disney film “Planes” with $4.3 million.
“Riddick” is a sequel to 2000 release “Pitch Black” and 2004’s “The Chronicles of Riddick