It is almost unheard of, but this weekend there was a veritable tie for first place at the nation’s movie box office. In addition, the third place film finished only a few dollars behind the two leaders.
The cop’s movie about drug wars and two patrol officers in South Los Angeles, “End of Watch,” took in $13.0 million, as did “The House at the End of the Street,” a horror film about the importance of knowing who your neighbors really are.
Clint Eastwood’s new film, “Trouble With the Curve,” in which he plays an aging baseball scout with professional and personal challenges, finished a very close third with $12.7 million.
“Finding Nemo” (3D) came in fourth with $9.5 million and in fifth place was “Resident Evil: Retribution” with $6.7 million. For more information on the box office results for the weekend, click on the link below.
The big opening next weekend should be the sc-fi action movie “Looper” starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It is unusual that the dollar totals were so evenly spread in the top three films this weekend, demonstrating there was no one clear motion picture moviegoers felt they just had to see.