Weekend Report, September 23, 2013

Stellar reviews and awards buzz are nice and all, but it is the rare film that completes the trifecta with a #1 finish on opening weekend. Prisoners appears to be just such a film. It was praised by critics, who particularly raved about leads Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, and now it looks like this overwhelmingly positive word of mouth will translate into financial gain. The same cannot be said for Battle of the Year, which also opened this weekend; in fact, none of it can be said. But hey, if you went to Prisoners to see a B-Boy dance off, then you were hugely disappointed.


Prisoners: $21.4M 

Denis Villeneuve
CAA - Maha Dakhil

Hugh Jackman
WME - Patrick Whitesell

Jake Gyllenhaal
WME - Patrick Whitesell


Insidious: Chapter 2: $14.5M

James Wan
Paradigm - Scott Henderson
Stacey Testro International - Stacey Testro

Patrick Wilson
CAA - Rick Kurtzman
Anonymous Content - Tony Lipp

Rose Byrne
CAA - Hylda Queally
RGM Artists Pty Ltd (AU) - Robyn Gardiner


The Family: $7M

Luc Besson
Lichter, Grossman - Peter Nichols (attorney)

Robert De Niro
CAA - Josh Lieberman

Michelle Pfeiffer
CAA - Kevin Huvane
Management 360 - Suzan Bymel


Instructions Not Included: $5.7M

Eugenio Derbez
WME - Eric Rovner
Cross Over Entertainment - George Salinas

Jessica Lindsay
Resolution - Emma Lewis

Loreto Peralta
Paloma Model & Talent - Susanna Griffith


Battle of the Year: $5M

Benson Lee
Resolution - Robert Lazar

Chris Brown
Resolution - Everly Lee

Josh Holloway
WME - Gaby Morgerman


Source: Box Office Mojo