Movie Box Office: House at the End of the Street ties for first place with End of Watch

End of Watch and House at the End of the Street tied for first place with Trouble with the Curve not far behind in yet another weak movie box office weekend.

The Jake Gyllenhaal cop thriller and Jennifer Lawrence horror movie both earned $13 million, according to studio estimates. Trouble with the Curve, a drama that stars Clint Eastwood as a pro baseball scout resisting being put out to pasture, earned an estimated $12.7 million.

Another new movie, Dredd 3D, did dismal business despite heavy promotion and a ready-made audience built by the popular comic book on which the movie is based and a previous adaptation, Sylvester Stallone’s Judge Dredd.

Judge Dredd earned $12.3 million on its opening weekend 17 years ago, which was considered a disappointment at the time. Dredd 3D did even worse, earning only $6.3 million on 2,506 screens.

Finding Nemo 3D, a 3D conversion of the beloved children’s animated movie, fell 43 percent to earn an estimated $9.4 million for fourth place.

Last week’s first-place movie, Resident Evil: Retribution, beat a hasty retreat, falling 68 percent to fifth place with an estimated $6.7 million. This fifth movie in Milla Jovovich’s Resident Evil series is lacking four behind the other movies in the zombie action series. So far, it has earned $33.5 million, more than $10 million less than its predecessor had earned at this point in its run.

Once again, the brightest spot on the weekend box office was The Master, which expanded from five screens to 788 screens and earned an estimated $5 million.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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