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‘Riddick’ Tops Box Office, Could Begin New Trilogy

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Universal Pictures took a huge risk with Riddick, which stars Vin Diesel as the title character in David Twohy’s sequel to Pitch Black. Even during the film’s production, Diesel told Bloody’s Evan Dickson that there were more sequel in mind, which actually had me laughing a bit. Look who’s laughing now…

Riddick took over the box office this weekend pulling in an estimated $18.6M, which is a strong start for a third film in a franchise nobody every talks about. Easily one of the most unnecessary of sequels, Twohy and Diesel carry intense passion for the franchise, which was once built on the hopes and dreams of becoming the “modern” Star Wars (this was widely talked about before the release of the 2004 The Chronicles of Riddick).

With their passion, the Diesel fans that apparently exist, and great marketing by Universal, it appears that Twohy and Diesel can begin putting the ideas for a fourth film down on paper (they’ve openly stated they want to explore the Underverse and Furya in the next film).

Here’s Evan Dickson’s review of Riddick.

  • djblack1313

    AWESOME! congrats to Diesel & Twohy!

  • dirtyghettok

    This movie is straight up awesome in so many ways. Biggest is Riddick is back to its roots, as in character. And lets be honest, that’s why we started to love these movies (Well Pitch Black at least), games, whatever in the first place. Don’t get me wrong, pretty much everyone contributes there own in a different way, but see this to make your own decision.

  • DarrelDreadful

    Great news. Bring on the next one!

  • DBZEROGRAVITY

    Saw it yesterday in IMAX and it was well worth the money. Tied in both Pitch Black and Chronicles nicely and kept a brisk pace. Day 1 purchase when the blu is released. Hope the trilogy idea works out for them

  • Michael

    I was wondering if this was going to be the last film. It would be like saying goodbye to a good friend. I am glad they are considering more films and I hope they go broader with the next one (in story).

  • Lion7718

    I hate to say it, but I was kinda disappointed in Riddick.
    It basically turned into a reboot of Pitch Black. JMO

  • djblack1313

    just came from seeing the movie and it was just ok. PITCH BLACK was much better.

  • MovieGeek

    Woah there’s a lot of errors in that article. Proof read!

    And if Djblack thinks it’s just ok it must mean it kicks some serious ass! Can’t wait!

    • djblack1313

      awww MovieGeek i’m flattered you are SO aware and concerned about what i’m doing. if you wanted to go out on a date you should just ask. i’d say no because well….you’re a geek but at least your stalking me would make you look so ridiculous. LOL.

      but never give up little one. someday someone will like you! :)

      • MovieGeek

        and someday you’ll have an opinion that doesn’t sound unbelievably fucking retarded :)

        • K-Dogg

          Troll much Moviegeek…..go away.

          • MovieGeek

            Don’t worry Djblack, I have someone new to play with…hello K-Dogg

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.turney.58 Joshua Turney

    if they wouldve kept it as the first 1/3 of the movie it would have been amazing (and truly a fresh take on the character), but that being said I really liked it. Hope they can make more with this un-castrated Riddick.

  • Baphomitt

    It only took the top spot because it didnt open against anything else.

  • K-Dogg

    Saw this Friday night, thought it was just alright…Terrible B-Actor 2 villains…Glad Katee Sackhoff ruled in this, love her, got to see me some Starbuck sideboob, worth the price right there :). I really dug the first 30 to 40 mins, found the last act very messy.

  • Nightmare

    Fuck. I really wanted this to bomb.