Prisoners captures top spot

Prisoners captures top spot

The adult-oriented autumn film-going season in the United States got off to a strong start over the weekend, as Hugh Jackman's kidnapping thriller Prisoners opened at No. 1 with US$21.4 million (S$26.7 million).

The drama is among the first autumn films with Oscar aspirations to open. It was a strong debut for a serious, R-rated drama that cost about US$46 million (S$57.7 million) to make.

In limited release, two other adult-oriented films opened well. Romantic comedy Enough Said, with James Gandolfini in one of his final performances, took in a per-screen average of US$60,000 (S$76,000), and Chris Hemsworth's Formula One tale Rush opened with US$40,000 (S$50,200) a screen. Both films expand next week.


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