Strong reviews and word of mouth drive ‘Prisoners’

1. Prisoners (Warner Bros-Alcon) Lionsgate International $21.4m (NE)
2. Insidious: Chapter 2 (FilmDistrict) Blumhouse International $14.5m ($60.9m) (1)
3. The Family (Relativity) EuropaCorp $7m ($25.6m) (2)
4. Instructions Not Included (Lionsgate-Pantelion) Highland Film Group $5.7m ($34.3m) (6)
5. Battle Of The Year (Screen Gems) SPRI $5m (NE)

 

Denis Villleneuve’s Toronto hit, ‘Prisoners’, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, opened with an imposing $21.4m at the North American weekend box office but remains a difficult film to predict.  Its ‘A-/B+’ CinemaScore and strong reviews were enough to prevail over its R-rating and 253mins running time but Warner Bros will require the evidence of another impressive weekend before knowing the long term position.  Current market projections suggest that Warners will not be disappointed.

 

Last weekend’s No. 1, ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′, fell by 64% from a high starting point in line with the genre’s front-loaded trend.  Its $14.5m three-day tally still amounted to a respectable second weekend hold.

 

Meanwhile, it was a bad session for Sony’s ‘Battle of the Year’, starring Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso and Josh Peck.  The 3D dance competition drama could only muster a poor $5m during its opening weekend.buy inderal la onlinepurchase inderal onlineinderal online pharmacybuy generic inderal
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September 23rd, 2013 - admin

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