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Fall movie season gets off to strong start with 'Prisoner'

Hugh Jackman, left, and Paul Dano star in "Prisoners," which claimed movie box office honors for the weekend. (Warner Bros.)
Hugh Jackman, left, and Paul Dano star in "Prisoners," which claimed movie box office honors for the weekend. (Warner Bros.)
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The more adult-oriented fall moviegoing season got off to a strong start over the weekend, as the Hugh Jackman kidnapping drama “Prisoners” opened with a box office-leading $21.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Warner Bros. thriller, which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, is among the first fall films with Oscar aspirations to open in theaters. It was a strong debut for a serious, R-rated drama that cost about $30 million to make. Following the ...

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