‘House at the End of the Street’ vs. ‘End of Watch’: Box Office Battle (POLL)

By: Gabrielle Chung / September 21, 2012

Jake: 'End of Watch'
Jake Gyllenhaal visited a murder scene to prepare for the role.
'HATES' Stills
Scenes from the upcoming flick, 'House at the End of the Street.'
It’s a battle of the box office heavy-hitters as Jennifer Lawrence and Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest movies hit the silver screen.

Whether you’re in for a good scare or a action-packed cop drama, House at the End of the Street and End of Watch both promise to deliver the thrills — and the stars.

What are these movies about? Celebuzz is breaking it down in this week’s Box Office Battle.

Featuring Lawrence and fellow Oscar nominee Elisabeth Shue, House at the End of the Street revolves around a mother-and-daughter duo who moves next door to a house with a blood-chilling past.

My Soul to Take actor Max Theriot rounds out the cast as the mysterious neighbor who still lives in the abode where his parents were brutally murdered by his sister.

Meanwhile, Gyllenhaal gets gritty in his latest drama, End of Watch.

Also starring Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick, the movie follows two Los Angeles Police Department officers who becomes the target of a local drug cartel when they make a big bust.

Gyllenhaal dove into the role of Police Officer II Brian Taylor, telling Celebuzz that he witnessed a drug-related gang shooting while riding with LAPD as a part of his research.

“One gang member was walking down the street and another one was pulling out of his car and it was having to do with some issues between two different sects of a gang,” he recalled.

“I had no idea what to expect when I went on the first ride along.”

See if Gyllenhaal’s real-life gang experience helped him get into character in the film’s trailer, below.