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Weekend Box Office Rundown: Tie For Top Spot As 'Dredd' Flops

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This weekend race to the top of the Box Office had promise, with films coming from different genres, but turned out to be just inexpensive movies with mediocre performances.

House At The End Of The Street and End Of Watch both earned a modest $13 million this opening weekend. End of Watch appears to be performing on track with similar cop movies like Street Kings, which made $12 million and Brooklyn Finest’s which made $13.4 million. Both of those film only made a total of $28 million, which would be a disappointing for End Of Watch. However, with its A- CinimaScore, $28 million should be easily surpassed.

House at the end of the Street did better than recent house horror films like Dream House’s $8.1 million and Silent house’s $6.7 million, but fell short of Dennis Iliads’ Last House on the Left, which make $14.1 million. As a result of an earned B- Cinemascore, this film could end the weekend on top.

Clint Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve debuted to $12.7 million, which is very close to the top this weekend. Compared to other Eastwood movies, Moneyball earned significantly more with $19 million and Trouble didn’t even make half of Gran Torino’s $29 million. The film performed more on the level with J. Edgar and Hereafter. This film also achieved a B+ CinemaScore, which suggest the film should retain a steady following.

Things didn’t go well for Lionsgate Dredd. Showing in 2,506 locations, the film was only able to make a depressing $6.3 million. That’s just half of what the original Judge Dredd, starring Sylvester Stallone made. Despite fair reviews from critics and a B CinemaScore, Dredd is on track to make less than $20 million for its entire run.

Below is a chart of the complete list of films that showed this weekend:

Weekend Box Office
September 21, 2012 – September 23, 2012 

Title Studio Weekend Theaters Total Week
End of Watch Open Road Films
$13,000,000
2,730
$13,000,000
1
House at the End of the Street Relativity Media
$13,000,000
3,083
$13,000,000
1
Trouble with the Curve Warner Bros. Pictures
$12,720,000
3,212
$12,720,000
1
Finding Nemo 3D Disney•Pixar
$9,446,000
2,904
$29,980,000
2
Resident Evil: Retribution Screen Gems (Sony)
$6,700,000
3,016
$33,467,700
2
Dredd 3D Lionsgate
$6,300,000
2,506
$6,300,000
1
The Master The Weinstein Company
$5,000,000
788
$6,055,900
2
The Possession Lionsgate
$2,630,000
2,598
$45,279,600
4
Lawless The Weinstein Company
$2,321,000
2,614
$34,511,900
4
ParaNorman Focus Features
$2,297,000
1,617
$52,534,000
6
The Bourne Legacy Universal Pictures
$1,650,000
1,430
$110,442,700
7
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Walt Disney Pictures
$1,531,000
1,752
$48,643,700
6

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