A low-budget horror film will spook box-office rivals this weekend, continuing the genre's 2013 reign of terror at the multiplex.
Driven by the interest of young males, the scary sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2" is set for a strong debut of $35 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The dark crime comedy "The Family," the only other new film hitting theaters this weekend, should get off to a so-so start with around $13 million.
The sequel, which like the original was directed by
Lower-budgeted horror fare has performed well at the 2013 box office.
The genre's biggest commercial success in 2013 so far, though, has been
“The Family” stars
De Niro, 70, is coming off an Oscar-nominated turn in last year’s critically beloved commercial hit “