#BOXOFFICE: “PRISONERS” IS HUGH JACKMAN’S SECOND CONSECUTIVE #1 FILM AT BOX OFFICE
Yet another number one debut for Hugh Jackman! Prisoners is the second Film in-a-row of the Australian-born Star after another big debut this July with Wolverine and after it premiered at TIFF ’13 to resoundingly positive reviews earlier this month, the 18+ Crowd flocked to the Movies this weekend to see this R-rated Thriller. Jake Gyllenhaal who happened to top the Box Office this weekend last year with End of Watch, also stars. The Film opened with a stellar $21.4 million for Warner Bros., from 3,260 theatres. Made for $46 million, it likely will recover its production costs rather quickly and earned an A- CinemaScore from Audiences and also a v. solid 80% on the Tomatometer.
After a monstrous debut last week, Insidious: Chapter 2 slips to second spot this weekend with $14.5 million for FilmDistrict/eOne Films. In two weeks, the Horror has grossed a spiffy $60 million.
In third this weekend is Comedy, The Family, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert DeNiro with $7 million in this its second week out for Relativity Media and eOne Films. The Luc Besson Film in total has earned $25.1 million thus far domestically.
Debuting in fourth is Teen-Dance Flick, Battle of the Year, with $5 million from 2,008 theatres. Critics didn’t give it much love with a paltry 6% on the Tomatometer, while audiences loved with, giving it an A- CinemaScore; it was made for $20 million.
We’re the Millers is showing astounding resilience for Warner Bros., still hanging-on to the Top Ten in sixth spot with $4.6 million. The Comedy has earned over $138 million now in North America in its seven weeks in theatres.
The Butler also is proving to be a Stayer in seventh spot with $4.3 million in its sixth week of release, a cumulative total of 106 million for The Weinstein Co. and eOne Films.
Planes from Disney, rounds out the Top Ten with $2.8 million in its seventh week, now grossing over $86 million in North America.