Jake Gyllenhaal's LA cop drama ,End of Watch, and horror flick House at the End of the Street tied for the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, each earning an estimated $13 million in their opening weekends. Fellow new release Trouble With the Curve placed a close third with $12.7 million, followed by Finding Nemo, which took in $9.4 million in its 3D release. Last week's number one, Resident Evil: Retribution, fell to fifth place with $6.7 million. As for other new releases, Dredd 3D took sixth place with $6.3 million and The Perks of Being a Wallflower had a small, four-theater opening, but pulled in a healthy $244,000.
Milla Jovovich is still a pro at kicking undead ass and dominating the box office as Resident Evil: Retribution earned $21.1 million in its opening weekend, landing the film at the top of the box office heap. Finding Nemo is this week's runner-up, taking in $17.5 million in its 3D rerelease. Last week's number one, The Possession, ended up with third place, earning $5.8 million, followed by Lawless with $4.2 million and ParaNorman with $3 million. Meanwhile, though Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master opened in a very limited release (just five theaters), it earned an impressive $730,000.
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Wow, you all really blew me away with your response to my most recent Buzzworthy challenge about comfort movies. Your lists of trusty favorites were fantastic — but I really loved reading your descriptions of how and why the movies came to be your fallback films. It was so hard to pick some to list here, so I highly recommend reading through them all yourselves! Tough as it was to choose, here are just a few of the many that caught my eye:
The Princess Bride
Bookmarked by Fab_Kitty, who wrote: "When stuck in bed on a sick day, I always watch The Princess Bride. In a fevered delirium, I also always giggle and think about how little Fred Savage and I are both escaping our illnesses through the endearing story of Wesley and Buttercup. Hooray for being easily amused!"
This Parker Posey movie was tagged by marcella, who said: "Great comfort movie with a hilarious Parker Posey as the title character that parties so much that she can't afford to pay her rent. She gets a job as a librarian. It's totally a trashy film, but I turn to it when I want to turn my brain off and just laugh."
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