New York: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena’s police story ‘End of Watch’ and Jennifer Lawrence`s horror flick ‘House at the End of the Street’ were tied for first place at the weekend box office with 13-million-dollar earnings each.
Right in the same ballpark was Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams’ baseball tale ‘Trouble with the Curve,’ which opened with 12.7 million dollars, the New York Post reported.
The weekend’s other new wide release, Lionsgate’s sci-fi action tale ‘Dredd’, opened well down in the rankings at number six with 6.3 million dollars. The movie features ‘Star Trek’ co-star Karl Urban as a law enforcer and executioner in a crime-laden city of the future.
While audiences were not too excited about the new wide releases, Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment banner had big crowds in limited release for its teen drama ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, which took in 244,000 dollars in four locations for a strong average of 61,000 dollars a theatre.
The top 10 movies at the weekend box office were:
End of Watch – 13 million dollars
House at the End of the Street - 13 million dollars
Trouble with the Curve - 12.7 million dollars
Finding Nemo - 9.4 million dollars
Resident Evil: Retribution - 6.7 million dollars
Dredd - 6.3 million dollars
The Master - 5 million dollars
The Possession - 2.6 million dollars
Lawless - 2.32 million dollars
ParaNorman - 2.3 million dollars