Drama heavy ‘Prisoners’ cuffs fright-fest ‘Insidious Chapter 2’ from top spot

Credits: Warner Bros.
Credits: Warner Bros.

Drama heavy ‘Prisoners’ cuffs fright-fest ‘Insidious Chapter 2’ from top spot

Entertainment’s chit chat off the weekend box office brim over the factor that the action-sci fi flick “Riddick”, the comedy “We’re the Millers”, and the biopic “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” are still pulling in movie-goer’s consumer gross enough to sustain a top ten bracket is worth the ensuing read after the headline. Another interesting piece could surround the spectacular upstart drama “Instructions Not Included”, which being a foreign film releasing only to limited theaters staunchly continues to hold up within the top five since its debut back on Aug. 30.

Even worth a notice is the enduring star power Robert DiNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer deliver for meekly marketed “The Family” that only fell one ranking from last weekend’s number two to this Sept. 20 to 22’s $7. million totaling third place. While the horror “Insidious Chapter 2” has been anything but a house of financials horror in ticket sales from its first place making theatrical release to this past weekend’s second placement at $13.8 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

At the top of the order stands the lead starring team of A-Listers Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhal delivering a median but crowning box office lead for what has been touted in interviews as a disturbing but provocative dramatic film.

“Prisoners” was able to garner a less torturous $20.8 mil. An altogether decent estimate for a production that purportedly cost Warner Bros. $46. million in the making.

Director Denis Villeneuve’s “Prisoners” faces fierce competition in the upcoming weekend. Multiplex headliners presume to be “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”, “Don Jon” and “Rush” respectively offer gravitas star teamings: Bill Hader and Anna Faris in the animated sequel while Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johannsson New Jersey couple in a comedy drama directed by Gordon-Levitt and the racing biopic starring Daniel Bruhl and off “The Avengers” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness” actor Chris Hemsworth.

Hemsworth is also on on the far but nearing horizon appearing inside Fall’s singular superhero salient “Thor: The Dark World”. Lead Chris Hemsworth stars as the central Asgardian Thor in this thunderhead sequel that provokes a watch on an Autumn reception for a comic book oriented movie.

(Box Office Mojo)

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