Weekend Box Office: ‘End Of Watch’ Hits #1 In Close Weekend

By Staff  |  09/24/2012

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena in END OF WATCH

The LAPD ruled the weekend box office in a photo finish, as three movies battled for first place, but it was Jake Gyllenhaal's End of Watch that comes out on top.

End of Watch, which also stars Michael Pena, landed atop the weekend box office, earning just over $13.1 million, beating out Jennifer Lawrence's horror flick House at the End of the Street, and Trouble With The Curve. It stars Gyllenhaal and Pena as partners patrolling the mean streets of LA, but find themselves in a heap of trouble after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop.

The horror-thriller, House at the End of the Street, ended up at #2 with just over $12.2 million. It casts The Hunger Games star Lawrence as a youth who moves with her mom next door to a house where bloody misdeeds took place years earlier.

Trouble with the Curve, released by Warner Bros., stars Eastwood as an aging baseball scout whose daughter (Amy Adams) accompanies him on his latest road trip. It comes in third with $12.1 million.

Finding Nemo 3D drops to #4 with $9.6 million, and last weekend's top movie, Resident Evil: Retribution, drops to #5 with $6.7 million.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of Sony's animated Hotel Transylvania, Bruce Willis' sci-fi action Looper, and the Fox drama Don't Back Down.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "End of Watch," $13.1 million.
2. "House at the End of the Street," $12.2 million.
3. "Trouble with the Curve," $12.1 million.
4. "Finding Nemo," $9.6 million.
5. "Resident Evil: Retribution," $6.7 million.
6. "Dredd," $6.2 million.
7. "The Master," $4.3 million.
8. "The Possession," $2.6 million.
9. "Lawless," $2.2 million.
10. "ParaNorman," $2.3 million.