'Prisoners' debuts at top of US box office

'Prisoners' debuts at top of US box office

Postby ntscuser » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:37 pm

Hugh Jackman's Prisoners has debuted at number one at this weekend's US box office.

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The crime thriller, which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard and Viola Davis, opened with over $21m.

It beat out last week's monster hit Insidious Chapter 2, which earned $14.5m this weekend, bringing its total gross up to $60m.

Robert De Niro's The Family came in at third place, with Instructions Not Included at number four, while Battle of the Year debuted at five with $5m.

Also debuting in the top ten was the 3D conversion of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, which came in at number nine with $3m in ticket sales.

Falling to the bottom spot was the Disney animated film Planes, which took $2m. The film has earned over $80m since its release.

The US weekend box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Prisoners - $21,430,000
2. (1) Insidious: Chapter 2 - $14,500,000
3. (2) The Family - $7,000,000
4. (6) Instructions Not Included - $5,700,000
5. (-) Battle of the Year - $5,000,000
6. (5) We're the Millers - $4,670,000
7. (4) The Butler - $4,304,000
8. (3) Riddick - $3,672,000
9. (-) The Wizard of Oz 3D - $2,500,000
10. (8) Planes - $2,302,000
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