We currently have a log jam at the top of the box office charts that likely won’t be resolved until studio’s release actual numbers on Monday afternoon.
Two films posted estimated weekend results of $13 million, grabbing a share of the No. 1 slot in the Top 10. Jake Gyllenhaal’s End of Watch and Jennifer Lawrence’s House at the End of the Street are tied, for the moment, at the top of the charts. But Watch earns bonus points for reaching that soft number with fewer screens (2,730 versus 3.083 for House). Which one will come closest to that lucky number $13M when actuals are announced and the tie is snapped?
There’s actually a chance it could be Trouble With the Curve, the baseball drama starring Clint Eastwood as a baseball scout in the twilight of his career. Curve announced a $12.7M weekend, giving it a third-place finish for the moment. However, if Relativity or Open Roads is padding its stats and actuals divide the field, Eastwood’s Curve could hit a home run and land in first place.
Dredd, however, does not have a shot at the No. 1 slot. The reboot of the futuristic lawman (with Karl Urban in the lead) banked a disappointing $6.3M for its opening weekend, good for a sixth-place finish.
Dredd nudged out The Master in its second weekend. Paul Thomas Anderson’s gripping drama about a cult leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and his disciple (Joaquin Phoenix) expanded to 788 theaters and banked an impressive $5M, posting a whopping $6,345 per theater. Keep looking out for PTA’s Oscar contender as it continues to roll out.
Here’s the full Top 10 list for the weekend:
MOVIE / WEEKEND / TOTAL
1. End of Watch, $13M
2. House at the End of the Street, $13M
3. Trouble With the Curve, $12.7M
4. Finding Nemo 3D, $9.4M, $29.9M
5. Resident Evil: Retribution, $6.7M, $33.4M
6. Dredd 3D, $6.3M
7. The Master, $5M, $6M
8. The Possession, $2.6M, $45.6M
9. Lawless, $2.3M, $34.5M
10. ParaNorman, $2.2M, $52.5M