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The smash hit thriller “Prisoners”, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal managed to steal the top spot at the box office. The movie about the search for two girls kidnapped on Thanksgiving Day, reeled in a decent $21.4 million last weekend according to Boxofficemojo.com. Previous top spot contender “Insidious Chapter 2”, stood on top of the podium with an impressive $40.3 million opening, however the micro-budgeted horror made way for “Prisoners” with a sharp decline in its second week with $14.5 million. This is still impressive with “Insidious Chapter 2” sitting in 2nd place, bringing in an estimated ten-day total of $60.9 million domestically.

"Prisoners" becomes Jackman’s best debut ever in a non-musical and non-action films

“Prisoners” becomes Jackman’s best debut ever in a non-musical and non-action films

“Prisoners” becomes Jackman’s best debut ever in a non-musical and non-action films, surpassing “Australia” ($14.8M) and “Deception” ($2.3M).  Distributed by Warner Bros and helmed by Denis Villeneuve (“Incendies “), the film got an initial B+ CinemaScore but the grade rose to an A- on a Saturday survey. Jackman and Gyllenhaal is supported by Viola Davis, Terrence Howard and Melissa Leo.

Let’s have a look at the top earners for last week:

  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” – $4.6 million
  7. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” – $4.3 million
  8. “Riddick” – $3.6 million
  9. “The Wizard of Oz” (3D) – $3 million
  10. “Planes” – $2.8 million

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