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‘Prisoners’ tops weekend box office

‘Prisoners’ tops weekend box office

"Prisoners" topped the weekend box office. Photo: Associated Press/Photo by Jose Flores/Invision/AP

The Warner Bros. crime flick, “Prisoners,” topped the weekend box office, with $20.8 million in ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com. The thriller stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal and is rated R.

Rounding out the top three were “Insidious: Chapter 2,” with $13.8 million in ticket sales and “The Family,” with $7 million in sales.

“Lee Daniels’ the Butler” dropped to No. 7 on the list, with Disney’s “Planes” rounding out the top 10.

The complete top 10:

1. “Prisoners,” Warner Bros. ($20.8 million)
2. “Insidious: Chapter 2,” FilmDistrict ($13.8 million)
3. “The Family,” Relativity Media ($7 million)
4. “Instructions Not Included,” Lionsgate ($5.3 million)
5. “Battle of the Year,” Sony ($4.6 million)
6. “We’re the Millers,” Warner Bros. ($4.5 million)
7. “Lee Daniels’ the Butler,” Weinstein Co. ($4.1 million)
8. “Riddick,” Universal ($3.6 million)
9. “The Wizard of Oz,” Warner Bros. ($3 million)
10. “Planes,” Disney ($2.7 million)

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