LOS ANGELES

 AFP

 Crime thriller “Prisoners,” about a father whose daughter is mysteriously kidnapped, took the top spot at the North American box office in its debut weekend, industry figures showed Monday.

The film, starring Hugh Jackman as a desperate parent in search of his child and Jake Gyllenhaal as the detective in charge of the investigation, pulled in more than $20.8 million over the weekend.

The horror sequel “Insidious: Chapter 2” slid one spot to second place on its second weekend out, raking in $13.8 million, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

The film, starring Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson as a haunted husband and wife, is a follow up to the successful 2010 horror flick “Insidious.”

In third place, “The Family,” starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro as members of a mafia clan in witness protection living under the radar in France, earned $7 million.

Comedy-drama “Instructions Not Included,” Eugenio Derbez’s movie about a Mexican playboy who is suddenly presented with a child from a previous liaison and forced to become a father, came in fourth place, taking in $5.4 million.

In its first weekend in theaters, “Battle of the Year,” a 3D breakdancing saga starring Josh Holloway and rapper Chris Brown, earned $4.6 million and a fifth place box office slot.

Slipping one spot to sixth place was raunchy adult comedy “We’re the Millers,” about drug smugglers posing as a suburban family, starring Jennifer Aniston as a stripper. It earned nearly $4.6 million in theaters.