Weekend Box Office Race Ends in Tie for First Place


0  Updated at 1:37 am, September 24th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The weekend box office watch will continue into Monday after two films tied for first place.

The Jake Gyllenhaal police drama End of Watch and the Jennifer Lawrence horror flick House at the End of the Street both debuted with an estimated $13 million to share the top spot.

Not far behind was Clint Eastwood’s baseball film, Trouble with the Curve, which opened with $12.7 million.

The final totals will be released Monday.

Last week’s box office champ, Resident Evil: Retribution, fell to the fifth spot, collecting $6.7 million.

The comic adaptation Dredd bowed in sixth place, with $6.3 million, and in its first weekend in wide release, The Master pulled in $5 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1T. End of Watch, $13 million.
1T. House at the End of the Street, $13 million.
3. Trouble with the Curve, $12.7 million.
4. Finding Nemo, $9.4 million.
5. Resident Evil: Retribution, $6.7 million.
6. Dredd, $6.3 million.
7. The Master, $5 million.
8. The Possession, $2.6 million.
9. Lawless, $2.32 million.
10. ParaNorman, $2.3 million.

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