Los Angeles cop drama "End of Watch" and horror-thriller flick "House at the End of the Street," jointly topped the North American box office on their debut weekend, estimates showed Sunday.
Both films took $13 million in receipts, with another new release, "Trouble with the Curve," starring Clint Eastwood, only narrowly behind with $12.7 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
The 3D version of "Finding Nemo," slipped from second to fourth place, with $9.4 million, while sci-fi action-thriller "Resident Evil: Retribution," last week's number one, was well back in fifth, on earnings of $6.7 million.
"Dredd," a 3D production based on the comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character, earned $6.3 million on its opening weekend, enough for sixth spot in the standings.
"The Master," a drama about a World War II naval veteran, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, jumped from a lowly 19th to seventh place this week on earnings of $5 million.
"The Possession," a supernatural thriller starring Kyra Sedgwick, was knocked into eighth, with an estimated $2.36 million in takings.
And rounding out the top 10 were the Depression-era gangster tale "Lawless" ($2.31 million) in ninth, and "ParaNorman," an animated movie about a boy who can speak to the dead, with $2.3 million in earnings.