Kidnap drama Prisoners tops N. American box office
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Crime thriller Prisoners, about a father whose daughter is mysteriously kidnapped, took the top spot at the North American box office in its debut weekend, industry figures showed on Monday.
The film, starring Hugh Jackman as a desperate parent in search of his child and Jake Gyllenhaal as the detective in charge of the investigation, pulled in more than US$20.8 million (S$26 million) over the weekend.
The horror sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 slid one spot to second place on its second weekend out, raking in US$13.8 million, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.
The film, starring Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson as a haunted husband and wife, is a follow up to the successful 2010 horror flick Insidious. In third place, The Family, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro as members of a mafia clan in witness protection living under the radar in France, earned US$7 million.