'Prisoners' #1 on Monday with $1.66M

on September 24, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Prisoners took in $1.658 million on Monday to continue to lead the daily box office. The thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal fell 66 percent from Sunday. That represented one of the day's better daily percentage holds among wide releases. Midweek grosses for Prisoners should receive a boost from the film's audience skewing heavily towards adult moviegoers. Prisoners has grossed $22.48 million in four days, which is on the high end of pre-release expectations. The film is currently running 7 percent behind the $24.06 million four-day start of 2011's Contagion, which grossed a very similar $1.655 million on its first Monday.

Insidious Chapter 2 placed in second with $0.669 million. FilmDistrict's successful low-budget horror sequel was down 75 percent from Sunday and down 62 percent from last Monday. Insidious Chapter 2 has grossed $60.83 million in eleven days, placing it 9 percent behind the $67.00 million eleven-day take of 2010's Paranormal Activity 2 and an impressive 123 percent ahead of the $27.34 million eleven-day start of 2011's Insidious. Going forward, Insidious Chapter 2 will look to stabilize thanks in part to the limited amount of horror options this fall.

Relativity's The Family took third place with $0.549 million. The Luc Besson directed film starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer fell 67 percent from Sunday and 52 percent from last Monday. The eleven-day take for the film stands at $26.19 million, placing it 10 percent behind the $29.14 million eleven-day gross of 2008's Righteous Kill.

Warner's The Wizard of Oz 3D continued to post strong per-location numbers on Monday with $310,731 from 318 locations. That gave the IMAX 3D re-issue of the classic 1939 film a daily per-location average of $977 and placed the film in eighth place for the day among all films. The four-day total for The Wizard of Oz 3D stands at $3.40 million.

On the heels of a disappointing opening weekend performance, Sony's Battle of the Year was down a sharp 80 percent from Sunday to take in $220,746. The modestly budgeted 3D dance film from Screen Gems featuring Josh Holloway and Chris Brown has managed just $4.82 million through four days of release.

On the platform front, Fox Searchlight's Enough Said took in $19,251 from 4 locations, while Universal's Rush grossed $18,149 from 5 locations. That gave Enough Said and Rush respective daily per-location averages of $4,813 and $3,630. Enough Said has grossed $305,785 in six days and will expand into additional locations on Friday. Rush has grossed $205,438 in four days and will expand into wide release on Friday.

Tags: Rush, Enough Said, Battle of the Year, The Wizard of Oz 3D, The Family, Insidious Chapter 2, Prisoners

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