BOX OFFICE: “PRISONERS” IS BREAKOUT HIT (YOU SEE WHAT WE DID THERE?)

Posted 1 year ago

By Jason Wentworth

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NEW YORK (AP) – The fall moviegoing season got off to a strong start over the weekend. The Hugh Jackman kidnapping drama “Prisoners” opened with a box office-leading $21.4 million. The Warner Bros. thriller, which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, is among the first fall films with Oscar hopes to open in theaters. It was a strong debut for a serious, R-rated drama that cost about $46 million to make. Last week’s top film, “Insidious: Chapter 2,” slid to second place.