The dark new thriller Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, debuted atop the weekend box office with an estimated $21.4 million. Last weekend's champ, Insidious Chapter 2, dropped to second place with $14.5 million.
Not faring as well was Battle of the Year -- starring Josh Holloway, Josh Peck, and Chris Brown -- which bowed in fifth place with $5 million.
The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience, the gussied up re-release of the 1939 screen classic, opened in 9th place with $3 million. Meanwhile, Ron Howard's fact-based race car driver story Rush opened on just five screens with $200,000. It will expand into wide release in the coming weeks.
Here are the weekend estimates via Rentrak:
1. Prisoners $21.4 million
2. Insidious Chapter 2 $14.5 million
3. The Family $7 million
4. Instructions Not Included $5.7 million
5. Battle of the Year $5 million
6. We're the Millers $4.7 million
7. Lee Daniels' The Butler $4.3 million
8. Riddick $3.7 million
9. The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience $3 million
10. Planes $2.9 million
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Source : ign[dot]com