Box Office: Prisoners Wins the Weekend

Battle of the Year bombs.

Posted: 09/23/2013 08:45 AM EDT

(Photo: Warner Bros Pictures)

Fall movie season is off to a healthy start, with adult-oriented dramas back in the box office. Prisoners, starring Jake GyllenhaalViola Davis and Terrence Howard, won the weekend with a $21.4 million take. The film, an early Oscar contender, tells the story of two families whose daughters are kidnapped. 

Audiences weren't as interested in Battle of the Year, the 3D dance flick starring Laz AlonsoChris Brown and others. The film opened to a scant $5 million, which doesn't come close to offsetting its $20 million budget. It's a big miss for Sony/Screen Gems, which did well with the similarly-themed Stomp the Yard franchise. 

Next week, Ron Howard's Formula One drama Rush goes up against Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Don Jon and the off-season animated film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.

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