'End Of Watch' And 'House At The End Of The Street' Tie At Box Office
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Jennifer Lawrence and Jake Gyllenhaal went head to head at the box office this weekend, and the results are too close to call. Both Lawrence's horror flick House at the End of the Street and Gyllenhaal's cop thriller End of Watch earned $13 million.
In the latest in a string of dismal weekends at the box office, three films had less-than-stellar openings of no more than $13 million.
House at the End of the Street, which stars Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue as a family that moves into a murderous new neighborhood, failed to capitalize on Lawrence's newfound Hunger Games fame.
Despite decent reviews, the police action movie End of Watch, starring Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as officers on the run from the drug cartel, opened with just $13 million as well.
Third place at the box office this weekend went to Clint Eastwood, whose baseball drama Trouble With The Curve scored an estimated $12.7 million. Analysts had debated whether or not Eastwood's bizarre conversation with a chair at the Republican National Convention would effect his latest film's performance.
Rounding out the top five were Disney's 3D re-release of Finding Nemo, which earned $9.4 million, and Resident Evil: Retribution, with $6.7 million. Dredd 3D, based on the comic book Judge Dredd, flopped in sixth place with just $6.3 million.
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