The Police drama, horror flick in box-office tie Scene
A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT LOS ANGELES — Hollywood is in photo-finish mode with three new movies bunched up tightly for the No. 1 spot during a sleepy weekend at the box office.
Studio estimates Sunday put two movies in a tie for firstplace with $13 million each: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena’s police story End of Watch and Jennifer Lawrence’s horror flick House at the End of the Street.
And right in the same ballpark was Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams’ baseball tale Trouble with the Curve, which opened with $12.7 million.
Actual rankings will be determined today as studios release final numbers for the weekend.
No matter which movie comes out on top, it was another slow weekend for Hollywood, whose business has been sluggish throughout late summer. Revenues were down for the fourthstraight weekend, with all three of the top new movies opening to modest crowds.