Box Office: "House at the End of the Street," "Trouble with the Curve" & "End of Watch" Battle It Out

Posted Sunday September 23, 2012 11:30 AM GMT

With a full slate of newly released big screen offerings to choose from, the box office was quite the competitive arena - though once again underperforming - over the weekend of September 21-23, 2012.

Among the just-debuted films locked in a three-way tie for first place is the Jennifer Lawrence starring horror/thriller "House At The End Of The Street," which brought in $4.6 million on Friday and another $5.4 million on Saturday with a projected three day total of $13.2 million.

Also involved in this weekend's heated box office battle is fellow theatrical newcomer "End of Watch," as the David Ayer directed crime drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal earned itself $4.6 million on opening day and $5.3 million on day two with estimates pointing to inaugural weekend sales of a matching $13.2 million.

With the Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams helmed drama "Trouble with the Curve" being the third motion picture involved in the too-close-to-call race ($13.2 million), the top five is rounded out by the Disney/Pixar re-release "Finding Nemo 3D" ($10.0 million) and the Milla Jovovich starring action caper "Resident Evil: Retribution" ($6.7 million).