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TOP 10 MOVIES AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The more adult-oriented fall moviegoing season got off to a strong start over the weekend, as the Hugh Jackman kidnapping drama Prisoners opened with a box office-leading $21.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Warner Bros. thriller, which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, is among the first fall films with Oscar aspirations to open in theaters. It was a strong debut for a serious, R-rated drama that cost about $30 million to make. Following the robust business for Lee Daniels The Butler (now up to $106.5 million in six weeks for the Weinstein Co.), the large audiences turning out for adult fare bodes well for Hollywoods coming awards season.
Here are the estimated ticket sales for Friday through Monday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. (Where available, latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included.) Text by Jake Coyle/AP)