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Vin Diesel Scores Another Number One with 'Riddick'

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There's no stopping Vin Diesel, as Hollywood's top badass scored yet another number one box office hit thanks to "Riddick," which earned an estimated $18.7 million over the weekend according to Film.com.

That was more than enough to take the top spot, due in large part to the fact that there were no other new releases. As a result, returning films "Lee Daniels' The Butler" ($8.9 million), "Instructions Not Included" ($8.1 million) and "We're the Millers" ($7.9 million) all stayed strong as well.

Next weekend could be a different story, as the horror sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2" is set to open. For now, though, you can check out this weekend's full box office top ten at Film.com.

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The 9 Most Shameless 'Alien' Ripoffs

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A distress signal from deep space. A blue-collar crew of astronauts discover a derelict space craft. A star beast of unknown origin chases them through dark pipe-lined corridors until there's only a few (if one) left. After the blockbuster success of Ridley Scott's sci-fi tinged haunted house movie "Alien" busted some blocks in 1979, it was only a matter of time before the low-budget copycats followed suit. Get More »

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New 'Riddick' Trailer, Same Old 'Riddick' Badassery

It's been nine long years since Vin Diesel's deadly future guy Richard B. Riddick (Ricky to his friends) last kicked butt onscreen in "The Chronicles of Riddick." But now, with just a few short weeks left until his newest adventure hits the big screen, Diesel has released a hot new trailer for "Riddick."

And we have three words for you: Space dragon zombies. Get More »

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10 Things to Geek Out Over at 2013 Comic-Con

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Just 10?

True, there are a few more zeroes you could add to that figure when it comes to geek-worthy stuff at the San Diego Comic-Con, but how in the heck could any human being manage to experience it all over the course of only four days? Get More »

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'Riddick' Trailer: Vin Diesel Battles Monsters On Sparsely Furnished Canadian Soundstages

First off: yes, the 'Riddick' franchise, which began with 2000's pleasingly grungy "Pitch Black" and continued, into a more opaque fantasy realm with 2004's "Chronicles of Riddick," is still alive and well. For some reason.

In the series, Vin Diesel plays the titular mercenary, who has had his eyes "shined" so he can see in the dark (which is apparently a problem in the future, maybe because everyone is out in space). He's such a badass that in the opening moments of the trailer for the third film, simply called "Riddick" (just Riddick, it's cleaner), he grabs a dragon by the throat. Note to dragons everywhere: don't mess with Vin Diesel. Get More »

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2013's 29 Movie Sequels Ranked From Least to Most Necessary

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"Texas Chainsaw 3D" is 2013's inaugural sequel in a year chock full of them (29 in all). With this much franchise volume in one year, it's good to keep some perspective in terms of which series we're primed for ... and which ones shouldn't have had a first movie to begin with.

From the bad to the rad, here's our rundown of all the follow-ups fans have been clamoring for — or haven't, as the case may be. Prioritize your sequel viewing, people. Get More »

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Riddick Gets a New Nemesis with Jordi Molla

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Riddick's a wanted man throughout the galaxy, and the latest bad guy hot on his trail could be the famous Spanish actor Jordi Molla.

Molla would play yet another mercenary hunting down Riddick (Vin Diesel) on that crusty prison planet of Crematoria. As Santana, Molla would head up a group of mercs on the hunt for our eyeball-enhanced ex-con.

US audiences might be more familiar with Molla's work in the bananas actioner "Bunraku" and the less bananas Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz vehicle "Knight and Day," as well as "Colombiana" and "Blow." Get More »

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'Riddick' Director Says the Next Film Is So Close, He Can Taste Vin Diesel

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While the road to a third installment of the "Chronicles of Riddick" has been long and bumpy, you have to hand it to the driving forces behind the series. They're not a quiet bunch.

Over the past year, Riddick himself, Vin Diesel, has taken to the Facebook airwaves to broadcast his thoughts on the upcoming sequel and hint at what to expect from the film. As recently as last week, Diesel was facing a major life crisis when it came to pushing the third film "Riddick" into production: would he sacrifice his paycheck to get this passion project made? The sci-fi trilogy rested on his shoulders.

Now, writer/director David Twohy has spoken up on his blog, stating, "The hurdles seem to be dropping.  The final turn is being rounded.  The finish line (actually a starting line) seems closer than ever." Get More »

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New 'Riddick' Film Causes Existential Crisis For Vin Diesel

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True art requires sacrifice. Ask any artist about the burdens they have carried, both emotionally and financially, to see their vision through and you will learn that this is a universal truth. Vincent van Gogh's missing ear may be the best known example, but for true art, a true artist will bear any burden.

Just ask Vin Diesel.

In a classic good news, bad news scenario, Diesel revealed on his Facebook page today that he is very close to finalizing a deal to film a third "Riddick" movie, but with two major catches: he'll have to accept a pay cut -- and judging by his comments, he'll apparently have to risk his soul as well. What's an artist to do? Get More »

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