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Combining goodwill from the first movie with a Friday the 13th release date, horror sequel Insidious Chapter 2 seems poised for one of the biggest openings ever for the month of September. Meanwhile, Luc Besson's The Family should take a distant second place.When it opened on the first weekend of April 2011, the first Insidious underwhelmed with just $13.3 million, which is a fairly low figure for a supernatural horror movie. It received great word-of-mouth, though, which translated to strong holds and a very respectable $54 million final total. The movie maintains a good reputation: it was a major part of the campaign for director James Wan's The Conjuring, which opened to an excellent $41.9 million in July.Horror sequels have a sketchy track record, though their failure can often be chalked up to changing up the formula too much (for example, Blair Witch 2 and The Last Exorcism Part II both dropped »

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