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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 11 June 2004 (USA)
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The wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime, and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe.



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Riddick, now a hunted man, finds himself in the middle of two opposing forces in a major crusade. Colm Feore plays Lord Marshal, a warrior priest who is the leader of a sect that is waging the tenth and perhaps final crusade 500 years in the future. Judi Dench is Aereon, an ambassador from the Elemental race. She is an ethereal being who helps Riddick unearth his origins. Written by Jade Maxim

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pitch Black 2  »


Box Office


$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,289,165, 13 June 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Did You Know?


Doing a stunt on the set for Planet UV6, Nick Chinlund accidentally swallowed one of his fake teeth. See more »


When the ship carrying Riddick is on approach to Crematoria, they're all just fine with the sunlight entering the windows. But once they reach the surface, suddenly the sunlight bothers them. The sun would have felt much, much hotter before they entered the atmosphere, it wouldn't wait until they reached the ground to start burning them. See more »


[first lines]
Aereon: They are an army unlike any other... crusading across the stars toward a place called UnderVerse, their promised land - a constellation of dark new worlds. Necromongers, they're called. And if they cannot convert you, they will kill you. Leading them, the Lord Marshal. He alone has made a pilgrimage to the gates of the UnderVerse... and returned a different being. Stronger. Stranger. Half alive and half... something else. If we are to survive, a new balance must be found. In normal...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are displayed over extreme close-ups of elaborate Necromonger sculpture. Eventually the sculpture is revealed to be a statue of Riddick sitting in the Lord Marshall's throne. See more »


Follows The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black (2000) See more »


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User Reviews

Very Underrated Movie
15 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I am not sure why this movie caught to much bad press. It is a very very solid sci-fi/action movie. Its completely different from the first one but in a good way. Pitch Black was sci-fi/horror not action. The action sequences in this are amazing as well as the fight sequences. Vin Diesel was born to play this character like Arnold to the Terminator. The special effects, fights and action make this movie a balls to the wall fun flick. If you have not seen it because of all the nay sayers, I say hogwash, wow never thought i would use hogwash in a sentence. I've seen this one three times now with different people and everyone who sees it ends up really liking it and asking themselves why they haven't seen it before this. Check this one out for certain.

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