Friday Box Office: PRISONERS Captures First with $7 Million; BATTLE OF THE YEAR Falls Flat

     September 21, 2013

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Kidnapping drama Prisoners easily claimed first-place on Friday, with an estimated $7.01 million from 3,260 locations. Backed by solid reviews and a ton of promotional appearances by stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners should end its first weekend as expected with just over $20 million. Also new on Friday, Battle of the Year earned an estimated $1.5 million from 2,008 locations. The 3D dance pic is looking at a three-day total of $4.5 million, or less than half what distributor Sony/Screen Gems was hoping for.

Insidious Chapter Two placed second yesterday, down a sizable 77% from its ‘Friday the thirteenth’ debut. Finally, The Wizard of Oz was back in theatres on Friday – with a little something extra. Seventy-four years after its premiere, the 3D re-release of Oz took in a reported $751,000 from 318 IMAX locations and should reach $3 million by Sunday. Check back tomorrow for full details, including updates on the week’s limited releases.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Prisoners $7,010,000 $7
2.  Insidious Chapter Two $4,675,000 $51
3.  The Family $2,090,000 $20.7
4.  Battle of the Year $1,500,000 $1.5
5.  We’re the Millers $1,360,000 $134.8
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